Eat a day the Greek way! On Saturday, October 11 from 11am-7pm and Sunday, October 12 from 12pm-6pm St. Anne Orthodox Church will host the Mid-Valley’s eleventh annual Greek Food Fest at historic Lewisburg Hall, 6000 NE Elliott Circle, Corvallis. The St. Anne Greek Fest has become a popular, family- friendly, mid-valley tradition and is one of only two Greek festivals in the state. Proceeds from the event help pay for the renovation and maintenance of the historic Lewisburg Grange Hall. This year a special diaper drive will also be held during the festival to assist needy families in Linn and Benton counties served by Family Tree Relief Nursery.
The St. Anne Greek Fest offers authentic Greek dinners, desserts, wine & spirits, crafts and live Greek music and dancing. “The Athenians”, a Portland-based Greek band featuring Maria George and Brett Pitner will perform both days. The menu includes pork souvlaki, braised lamb with carrots and potatoes, pasticcio, kifta kebabs, spanakopita, stuffed grape-leaves (dolmas) and Moroccan chicken. Complete dinners served with Greek salad, rice pilaf and pita bread will be offered for $12.00 for two entrees or $14 for three entrees. A la carte, to-go items and Greek desserts will also be available, and there will be a “taverna” in the tent serving appetizers, Greek red wine, beer, ouzo and retsina. Desserts will include baklava, kourambiethes (butter cookies), galatoboureko (custard-filled filo drizzled with honey syrup) and melamakorona (honey cakes).
Visitors are invited to tour the Grange Hall and the Orthodox Christian chapel located on the second floor. Tours will be held every hour on the half hour and will include an explanation of Orthodox iconography. There is no admission fee for any part of the festival and free event parking is available along Elliott Circle and at Mountain View Elementary School.
Visit the festival website for more information
The Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. John The Honorable Forerunner in Goldendale, Washington invites you to “A Saturday Retreat for Families” with Archimandrite Demetrios Carellas on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Fr. Demetrios will be speaking once again on: "Come let us go to the Mountain of the Lord…" Part III (The Third and final Part of a Patristic Journey into the Beatitudes)
10:00am Session 1 The Beatitudes
11:30am Session 2 The Beatitudes
Session 3 The Beatitudes
3:15pm Clean up and visit the monastery
6:00pm Great Vespers at the Monastery
Cost: The cost will be $20 for adults 18 and older; $35 for a family. You may pay when you arrive. But… please do not allow cost to deter you from coming!
* Lunch will be included. Please call (509) 575-0145 so that we may estimate the number to prepare lunch for.
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Save the date for Pacific Northwest GOYA Fall Retreat on November 21-23 at Camp Angelos (near Portland, OR).
Registration will be available at goholytrinity.org starting October 1st.
Contact: Christine Whitton at email@example.com
Where: St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church, 13505 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233
When: August 30 & 31, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Festival is a fun celebration of the Romanian culture, featuring delicious ethnic food and pastries, folklore dancing, singing, prizes, children’s activities and live entertainment staring the "Doina" Ensemble -Canton, Ohio.
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The St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp (FB) is a camping retreat for Orthodox Christian families hosted by St. John Maximovitch Serbian Orthodox Church in Eugene, Oregon with the blessing of His Grace MAXIM.
Located at the Kiwanis' Sky Camp on the shores of Fall Creek Lake, Oregon, it offers the opportunity to retreat from the world and set aside time for prayer, fellowship, classes, and other ways of building the Faith for those who may not have the resources or time to travel to a monastery or other place of pilgrimage. World-class speakers, teachers and helpers experienced with working with children contribute to a full experience of the Church in a beautiful natural setting.
Every day we gather together to pray Matins, Vespers, and Compline and we always have a mid-week Divine Liturgy.
Family camp is a fun place for children of all ages. Children, teens and adults will have age appropriate seminars, activities and crafts in an environment that will build their understanding and appreciation of the Orthodox faith.
See you there next year!
Dear Church Musicians,
You all are invited to join us at Church of Annunciation (Milwaukie, OR) on Saturday, October 11, 2014, for the interactive, full-day seminar/workshop that will focus on the actualization of music in Orthodox Christian worship so as to “enable a comprehensive and elevated liturgical experience through insightful and skilled leadership and participation.”
Topics will include vocal technique, choral leadership, musical and liturgical structural analysis, and learning to distinguish between meaningful imperative and sacred music cliché.
Please register early and spread the word! Registration deadline is September 22nd.
Any questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration will host a weekend “Christ in the Wilderness” retreat October 3-5, 2014 (Friday eve-Sunday afternoon) at Suttle Lake Camp, 14 miles west of Sisters, Oregon.
You are invited to participate!
The Christ in the Wilderness Program is an opportunity to explore the rich Patristic tradition of learning about God through Creation. We will assemble in the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, easily in reach of Portland and Eugene, to read, contemplate, experience and discuss what the Fathers and Saints of the Church have handed down to us as guiding principles for a deeper understanding and love for God and Nature. The hope is that this experience will result in sound Christian ecological stewardship in our homes and parishes as the manifestation of a right relationship to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in Creation.
For further information and registration please contact Fr. Athanasius Shaw (Church of the Annunciation): cell: 360-701-1465 or email email@example.com
Join us for the 19th Annual Greek Open Golf Tournament & Dinner
When: Monday, September 22, 2014
Where: Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 NE Airport Rd., Aurora, OR 97002
Proceeds benefit Agia Sophia Academy!