Beloved in Christ: The Lord bless. Recently, I have been noticing a tremor and other symptoms that may indicate Parkinson’s Disease. After a battery of tests, I was indeed diagnosed with the initial stages of Parkinson’s. At this juncture, I do not expect it will adversely impact my ability to fulfill my duties as bishop. […]
As we have not entered into the Lenten spring, we are encouraged by the Church to practice generosity and charity. Several people have come to me and said that they would like to tithe of their stimulus checks (which I think is a beautiful thing to do), and they have asked me what they should […]
We want to welcome Richard Jenkins who was received as a catechumen in church today. May God grant him many grace-filled years! Please keep him in your holy prayers, as he embarks on this season of preparation to join the Holy Orthodox Church.
We want to welcome Noah and Jocelyn Hendrickson who were received as catechumens in church today. May God grant them many grace-filled years! Please keep them in your prayers, as they embark on this season of preparation to join the Holy Orthodox Church.
While we do not have any legal restrictions in regards to our capacity, in order to maintain social distancing our maximum number for any service is 45 attendees. We still typically have two Liturgies every week: one weekday Liturgy at 8.00 am, and the normal Sunday Liturgy at 9.00 am. This may vary depending on special […]
You may have heard about the new restrictions being instituted in Oregon starting next Wednesday, November 18, due to the unprecedented increase of COVID-19 cases throughout the state. These new restrictions will extend to at least December 2. According to the new measures, we will again be limited to 25 people in services – beginning Wednesday. This […]
Many Years to the newly tonsured Reader Paisios and his family! May God grant them a long and grace-filled ministry in His Holy Church.
We are slowly but surely making strides toward the construction of our new church in Ashland, OR! We have completed the sewer extension and lateral line, which was necessary for us to proceed with our project. This will help “establish” our project, and we now officially move from “planning” to “building”! Unfortunately, the Almeda Fire […]
In late November 2019 we started our new fundraising goal in our church building project: to raise $300,000 toward the earth work on our property! This will include moving dirt, forming the hillside, putting in roads and parking, etc. To kick us off, a group of generous donors offered a $75,000 matching grant. The original […]
Dear faithful, Glory be to Jesus Christ! We are getting very close to meeting out goal for the matching grant, which expires on July 13! If you remember, the matching grant (of up to $75,000) was announced at our annual meeting in November last year. Since then we have raised $62,342 (which, doubled, amounts to $124,684)! […]