St. Mary’s 11th annual Romanian Festival, August 30-31, 2014

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. 2014 Romanian Festival sm

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St. John’s Family Camp 2014 pictures

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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!

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Pacific NW Pan-Orthodox Liturgical Singing Seminar on October 11, 2014

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

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Christ in the Wilderness retreat, October 3-5

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


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Kursk Root Icon to visit the area on August 14th

The miracle-working Kursk Root Icon is going to visit Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Orthodox Church in Mulino, OR on August 14, 2014. Akathist will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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19th Annual Greek Open – September 22nd

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!

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KLIROS Auditions, Sunday, July 6

KLIROS, Portland's semi-professional mixed chorus specializing in Orthodox liturgical music, will host auditions for new singers Sunday, July 6 at 6pm, St. Nicholas Church, 2210 SW Dolph Court, Portland, Oregon.

Singers should be adept at music reading and experienced in choral singing. Interested singers can contact Tracey Edson (Rdr. John), Director, at / 503-421-0488 for more information.

Singers are joined by members of Capella Romana, as well as other professional singers.

KLIROS will be singing Great Vespers for the holy martyrs Probus, Tarachus & Adronichus, Saturday, October 11, 6pm at St. Nicholas with music composed by Tchaikovsky.  Ordinary service parts in Slavonic, propers in English.

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Agia Sophia Academy announcements

Thank you for Jazzing It Up:  A big thank you to everyone who joined us on May 3rd at the ASA Gala! We had an awesome 20's themed time and raised serious money for the school and eventual new building! Also, a grateful thank you to all those friends and parishioners who helped prepare for the event and donated auction items.

New Teacher and Classroom:  We've hired a new teacher, raised funds to furnish the classroom, and our students are excited to start this fall. This new classroom allows for additional enrollment spots, so come learn about our second grade classroom!  Contact the office at 503-641-4600 or online at We also have 2 openings for 3-yr-olds and 1 opening in K/1. Once these spots are taken, it will be waiting-list only for Montessori and the K/1 classroom!

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Jazz It Up For ASA – Gala and Auction, May 3rd

Agia Sophia Academy 10th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser Saturday May 3 at Multnomah Athletic Club. Dinner, silent & live auctions, live music & dancing. Tickets on sale at $100 per person. For more info call Mary Triantafillou (503-484-5859) or Genie Kaady (503-804-2465). Everyone come and celebrate with us!!

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2014 ASA Gala

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Registration is now open for St. John’s Family Camp, August 17-22

Greetings to all in the midst of our Great Lent. Many of you have been waiting to hear about St. Johns Family Camp and we are pleased, with God's grace, to announce this years Family Camp will be held AUGUST 17-22 at Sky Camp, near Eugene Oregon, our previous location.  The theme this year is "Transfigured by the Glory of God!" This is a spiritual retreat for the whole family, where you can come and refresh you soul and get the best of both a retreat and a vacation!

  • Speakers: Professor Christopher Veniamin & author Klaus Kenneth
  • Youth Programs focused on the lives of the Orthodox Church’s beloved saints.
  • Prayer, nature, swimming, hiking, sports, inspiring talks and discussions!

The attached announcement contains more details and contact information. Please feel free to share this with any orthodox families you feel might be interested.

Registration is now open, please see the registration documents below:

Of course, if you have questions you are always welcome to contact us at Also, here is the camp's Facebook page.

2014 Family Camp announcement

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