At this time, you do not need to sign up for services in advance. We 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 feasts and celebrations. We will also have a daily Vespers (Wednesday) and Great Vespers (Saturday) at […]
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. […]
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. Any person beyond that number, who is not signed up, would have to stay outside the church part (Nave or Narthex), in order to maintain the required space between […]
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 […]
As we are approaching Great Lent, His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin has communicated the relaxation of some of the restrictions we have observed over the last several months. 1) “Icons may be venerated in the customary manner; the people should be advised to be attentive to their own health when doing so, e.g. people with coughs or colds should […]
It has been over five months since the devastating Almeda Fire, which destroyed significant parts of Talent and Phoenix, OR. Thousands of people were affected, many left homeless. We received generous donations from across the country (even some international gifts!), and we wanted to give an update on our continued relief work. Beside helping our […]
Today we pray that God would grant many grace-filled years to Matushka Theodora, who is celebrating her 50th birthday! Thank you Matushka for all that you do!
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.
As childhood friends we became high school sweethearts, got married early after high school and began our lives together in downtown Portland. We took turns completing college as we grew our family with four children: James, Mary (Haydee), Maximus (Ron), and Isaiah. After several years growing tired of the rain in northern Oregon, we pursued […]