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St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp, July 4-8

The registration is now open for this year’s St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp!  The dates are Monday, July 4th (afternoon) through Friday July 8th (afternoon) at Sky Camp, near Eugene Oregon, which is the previous year’s location. The theme this year, which is the 50th anniversary of the repose of St. John Maximovitch, is “The Holiness of the Life of St. John.”

This is a spiritual retreat for the whole family, where you can come and refresh your soul and get the best of both a retreat and a vacation!

 Attached are the registration form, the parental release form allowing your children to participate in the activities, an information flyer about the camp, and other information about the facility.  If you have questions you are always welcome to contact the registrar at:

For the last three years, camp has been at maximum capacity! Please send your registration and deposit in as soon as possible to reserve your space! And please invite any Orthodox families or individuals who would be interested in joining our camp this year. 

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

The early registration discount expires on June 1st!

2016 Family Camp Flyer

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“What is the Church?” Lecture, May 24th

The third one of the series given at The Ancient Church Library at 7pm on May 24th.

Speaker: Fr. Theodore Dorrance

All are welcome!

Lecture content:

  • What is a sacrament? And how is the Orthodox understanding of sacrament different from the western idea of symbol?
  • What is the purpose of the sacraments?
  • What is God’s ultimate purpose for the human person?
  • And what is the Church, the mystical “Body of Christ”?

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2016 May Fr Theodore

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“What Is Orthodox Christianity?” public lectures, May 2016

The Ancient Church Reading Room and Library hosts a series of talks on the subject of “What is Orthodox Christianity?” All are welcome!

When: Tuesdays in May at 7pm
Where: 1930 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR

10 May:  Who is God?
the Trinity, Love, Humility and the Incarnation

17 May: What is the Eucharist?
the Scriptures, Jewish Thought and the Ancient Christian Teaching on Communion

24 May: What is the Church?
Sacrament, Theosis and the Body of Christ

2016 What Is Orthodox Christianity

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Vacation Church School at Holy Trinity, June 27 – July 1

Holy Trinity Cathedral invites children grades K-6 to attend Vacation Church School. This will be an awesome week of faith, worship, fun, athletics, arts & crafts, music, and more!

Dates: June 27 – July 1
Times: 10am – 1pm every day with lunch provided
Address: 3131 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232
Cost: $20 per child, $30 for two, $40 for 3 or more

To register, follow this link.

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Pacific Northwest Orthodox Youth Camp, June 20-23

OCA Pacific Northwest Deanery welcomes all kids ages 7-17 to the Summer Camp from June 20th to June 23rd at All Saints Camp in Gig Harbor, WA.

For more information and registration forms please visit their website.

The cost is $150 per camper, and the registration deadline is May 31st.

2016 Pacific Northwest Orthodox Youth Camp

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ASA’s Montessory Preschool Enrollment

Agia Sophia Academy is accepting applications for Montessori Preschool enrollment pool. Since the first deadline is past, please contact the school office directly at 503-641-4600 to learn more about wait list status and other possibilities. Openings are available in grades 1st – 5th. Apply today! Email or download the application at

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Women’s Lenten Retreat, April 15-17

The Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. John the Honorable Forerunner in Goldendale, Washington, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, invites you to a Lenten Retreat with The V. Rev. Fr. John Bethancourt

When: Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17
Where: Brooks Memorial State Park Retreat Center (right next to the monastery)
Cost: $85 ($65 if not staying at the retreat center)

The cabins and lodge at Brook’s Memorial Park next to the monastery have been reserved. Please get your registration in soon. The cabins fill up quickly.

Please send at least $20 registration by April 3.

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2016 Women Lenten Retreat

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Camp Angelos 2016 Registration is Open

Camp Angelos 2016 “Keep Calm and Pray On!” online registration is open!

Join us for an amazing week of faith, fun, fellowship, and CAMP at the beautiful Camp Angelos property on the Sandy River!

Who: Youth ages 9-17
When: July 10-15th
Cost: $285 ($200 for additional siblings)

Go to online registration

2016 Camp Angelos

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Northwest GOYA Retreat, April 1-3

This year’s Lent Retreat sees the return of the Amazing Race where our teenagers will not only see Seattle through an amazing journey on foot but also learn about the journey we take during Lent that leads us to Pascha.

See the website for full information and registration form.

Registration closes on March 15th!

WHO: Teens in grades 7-12 from any Orthodox parishes

WHAT: An Amazing Race around Seattle! Discussions with our Clergy! Fun with Friends, New and Old! Confession and More!

WHERE: Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

WHEN: April 1-3, 2016
Begins: Friday, April 1st at 8pm: All youth will be staying with host families on Friday and Saturday night.
Ends: Sunday, April 3rd at 12:30pm

COST: $80 per person. Scholarships available for those in need.

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