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“Face to Face and Heart to Heart” by Fr. Timothy Pavlatos, August 24

Holy Trinity Cathedral invites you to the talk by Fr. Timothy Pavlatos:

Face to Face and Heart to Heart. Connecting through Christ for healthier family.

Wednesday, August 24th
6:30pm light meza
7:00pm talk begins
3131 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232


Fr. Timothy Pavlatos serves the parish of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox
Church in Portland Oregon. He is the Director of the Family Wellness Ministry of
the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, a Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist in the state of Oregon, and an adjunct professor at George Fox
University’s graduate school of counseling. Fr. Timothy has a Bachelors in
Psychology, a Masters of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of
Theology and a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland. He is a National Certified Counselor, a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a Clinical Fellow in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, a Certified Gottman Facilitator, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Fr. Timothy has focused over the past several years on marriage and parenting enrichment, interpersonal neurobiology and trauma as well as the integration of psychology and the writings of the Holy Fathers. He and his Presvytera Victoria have been married for 21 years and are raising their nine children in Portland Oregon.

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Help the Perez family face cancer

Matushka Mary Perez was recently diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic lung cancer after a year of suffering from recurring pneumonia, bronchitis, chronic cough, several infections, wheezing and fatigue. While the diagnosis does explain her prolonged illness, it came as a shock to her family, friends and church community.

Her husband, Fr. Dimitri Perez, has been the pastor of Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission Church for eleven years, and for all these years, Matushka Mary has been helping him in his ministry, and has been doing a lot of work herself in the church community and beyond.

Matushka Mary is a Licensed Psychologist Associate, specializing in work with children, teens and their families and has a private practice which helps supplement income to support her family, which includes their precious and only son Benjamin.

As of this week, Matushka Mary has temporarily suspended her private practice due to her recent diagnosis, in order to seek treatment and work toward healing.  Because the family relies heavily on her income for financial support, we are asking for your generous donation in support of her medical treatment and her family’s needs, which will be both numerous and extensive due to insurance not covering all of these needed treatments.

If you wish to donate with a check, please make it payable to “Holy Apostles Orthodox Church”, earmark “Mary Perez” and mail to:

Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
3214 N St
Vancouver, WA 98663

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St. Stephen Slava, August 14th

On this upcoming Sunday the 14th of August St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church will celebrate its parish Slava – Transfer of the Holy Relics of St. Stephen Archdeacon and Protomartyr from Jerusalem to Constantinople!

Bishop Maxim will serve the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of other Orthodox priests!

The service will start at 10am. The address is: 11551 SE 27th Ave, Portland, OR.

On this day we also want to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the church consecration.

Please come this Sunday to welcome our dear Bishop and attend to the Holy service and the festive luncheon.


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Taste of Orthodoxy Festival, September 24

Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Vancouver, WA presents its first annual church festival.

When: September 24th, 11am – 5:30pm
Where: 3214 N St, Vancouver, WA 98663

The festival events include:

  • Authentic international foods
  • Kids’ activities and play area
  • Live music by Kafana Klub
  • Dance
  • Church tours and choir demonstrations

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Looking forward to seeing you at the festival!

2016 Taste of Orthodoxy Flyer

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Greek Open Golf Tournament, September 19th

Join us on Monday, September 19th, 2016 for our 21st Annual Greek Open Golf Tournament and Dinner Event! Open to the Public. Proceeds to benefit Agia Sophia Academy.

  • 12:00pm Registration check-in, Lunch and Warm-up
  • 1:30pm Shotgun Start
  • 5:30pm Cocktails
  • 6:30pm Lamb Chop (or Salmon) Dinner

Don’t golf? That’s ok too! Come for the Dinner & Auction and support quality Orthodox education in Portland.

Please visit the website for information about location and cost and to register!

2016 Greek Open

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The Way of the Cross by Fr. Paul Moses Jaroslaw, June 3-4

A Dynamic speaker and story-teller, Father Paul Jaroslaw will speak in a very practical way on how to fulfill Christ’s commandment for us to bear our crosses and follow Him.

Friday, June 3 @ 5pm
Vespers, refreshments followed by
Part 1. A personal story: how I came to love the way of the cross

Saturday, June 4 @ 9:30am
coffee, light refreshments
Part 2. The way of the cross: what are crosses and why do we have to bear them?

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3131 NE Glisan St
Portland OR 97232

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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.

2016 VCS sm

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