Marriage Retreat, March 11-12

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church wishes to extend an invitation to all the faithful to attend a marriage talk with Deacon Stephen Muse, PhD, being held Friday and Saturday, March 11-12, 2016, at St. John Orthodox Church in Beaverton, Oregon.

Turning to Christ Together: Marriage as a Spiritual Path
A talk and conversation on marriage with Dn. Stephen Muse, PhD

Fri, 3/11: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sat, 3/12: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
14485, SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR

Registration: online, mail-in

See the flier for more information

2016 Marriage RetreatYou do not need to be married to attend, nor do you need to be Orthodox to attend. All are welcome!

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Basics of Orthodoxy Classes

January 13th – March 9th: On most weeks during this period St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church will be offering our annual Basics of Orthodoxy classes. Click here for the schedule. Come and learn more about the Orthodox faith! Open to the general public!

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St. John Chili Cook-Off, February 21

Join us on Sunday, February 21st, 5-8pm for a family-friendly celebration of great food with a dash of competition. Beer, wine and soda for sale. Vote for your favorite chili and play Heads or Tails to win cash prizes. Stop by for a bite or come for the whole evening!

$15/person* or $50/family* for chili, cornbread, slaw, dessert and a good time! Beer, wine and soda for sale. Tickets available online and at the door. Bring your friends—all are welcome!

Contestant Guidelines and Registration are available online. Registration closes Sunday, Feb. 7th.

2016 Chili CookOff* All proceeds go to the Building Fund to help fulfill the parish vision to build a Byzantine-style Orthodox Christian church and supporting facilities on Portland’s westside.

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Agia Sophia Academy Open House, January 28

Agia Sophia Academy warmly invites you to come learn more about their programs for ages 3 to 5th Grade:

Join us for our annual Enrollment Open House on Thursday, January 28th, 2016. Stop by anytime between 5 and 7pm to tour our school campus, meet our nurturing teachers, learn about our excellent curriculum, and discover what ASA can do for your little one!

At Agia Sophia Academy, our mission is to educate the whole child by providing a rich academic and arts curriculum, grounded in Orthodox Christian values, while fostering love of learning, personal responsibility and respect for each person.

Learn more at | 503641.4600.

2016 ASA Open House

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Living the Incarnation with Abbot Tryphon, January 22-23, 2016

Holy Trinity Educational Ministries presents a couple of talks by Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery and the author of “The Morning Offering” blog and podcast.

Where: Holy Trinity Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan St, Portland
When: January 22&23

Friday evening, 7:00-8:30 pm: The meaning of incarnation in Christianity in the great tradition of the Orthodox Church. Contemporary stories of incarnational life.
Book signing: 8:30-9:00 pm

Saturday morning, 9:30-12:00 followed by Lunch
Book signing: 1:00-2:00 pm

The Morning Offering book is available for purchase the day of the events for $20.

2016 Abbot Tryphon

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Roe v. Wade Memorial Rally and Walk, January 17

The 2016 Roe v. Wade Memorial Rally and Walk will be taking place on January 17th, 2016 at 2:30 PM at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland.

This is an excellent opportunity for local Orthodox Christians to join the greater Pro-Life community in solidarity for the sanctity of Life.

We invite you, your family, and friends to attend this important event and remember the 58 million innocent lives lost to abortion.

Come Rally, Walk, and Pray with Us!

2016 Memorial Rally and Walk

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Immediate opening at ASA

Agia Sophia Academy is seeking a full-time, long-term substitute classroom teacher to teach through the remainder of this school year as our current K/1 teacher has unexpectedly relocated across the country for her husband’s work.

Due to the immediacy of this job opening, please email a letter of interest, and resume to To find out more information about this position and to download an application visit this page.

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Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Retreat, February 26-28

Holy Trinity Cathedral will be hosting a young adult (18+) retreat this Feb 26-28th at the Camp Angelos Retreat Center in Corbett, OR.  Rev. Hieromonk James Corazza will be our retreat leader.

“A Life of Your Own in Christ”
Led by Rev. Hieromonk Fr. James Corazza.

Rev. Hieromonk James (Corazza) is the Priest of the Old Cathedral of the Holy Virgin ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in San Francisco, California, which many may know as the church in which St. John Maximovitch served. Fr. James received his BA in Political Science at the University of California at Santa Cruz and subsequently entered the monastic life as a novice in 1982. Following his monastic tonsure in 1986 and ordination to the Holy Deaconate in 1994, he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in June of 2004 by His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America. The over-arching theme of his talks will focus on “A Life of Your Own in Christ” from a variety of perspectives.

When: February 26-28th, 2016
Arrive: Friday, February 26th at 7:30p (Note: no dinner will be served)
Depart: Sunday, February 28th at 12p following Divine Liturgy
Where: Camp Angelos Retreat Center, 32149 SE Stevens Rd, Corbett, OR 97019
Cost: $35 per person ($50 for a couple). All meals included.

Online registration

2016 YA Retreat Flyer

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St. Herman West Youth Conference in Corvallis, December 27-31

St. Martin the Merciful in Corvallis will host the 2015 St. Herman West Youth Conference, from December 2731.

Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) has sponsored, for the past eight years, a youth conference in late December dedicated to St. Herman of Alaska. These conferences were originated in our Eastern American diocese, and the concept was successfully transplanted here – i.e. our version is the St. Herman 'West' Youth Conference.  These Conferences are targeted at youth 15-25, although we usually have younger participants with sufficient maturity to take part.

These conferences are scheduled for three full days (with travel days before and after), and typically have had outstanding programs of prayers, services, speakers, social, educational, and recreational activities.  They are typically housed at a conference hotel, with most activities taking place at a sponsoring parish nearby.

Our theme this year is timely, given the legal and social changes of the past year:  "Living as an Orthodox Christian Under Difficult Cultural Conditions."  The opening talk will be given by Matushka Elena Perekrestov of San Francisco, on the life of the newly-glorified St. Alexander of Munich, executed by the Nazis for his role in the anti-Hitler White Rose Movement.  The second talk will be given by Fr. Timothy Pavlatos, on the theme "Worldly Conforming to Christly Transforming."  The closing talk will be given by Fr. James Baglien, entitled "Homosexuality: An Orthodox Christian Perspective."

The cost to attend is $210, all inclusive. Please register at by December 15th.

2015 St Herman Youth Conference

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Introduction to Byzantine Liturgical Music, December 3

Third lecture in the fall series of lectures at The Ancient Church Reading Room is at 7pm on December 3rd 2016. Click the picture for more information:2015 PresStacey


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