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KLIROS Performances 2016-2017

KLIROS, a local liturgical chorale, presents the following performances:

Sunday, October 9, 9:30am
Divine Liturgy No. 3 in English by Roman Hurko

Sunday, January 29, 9:30am
Divine Liturgy in English, with the music of contemporary American composers

Both performances are at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church:
2210 SW Dolph Ct
Portland, OR 97219


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Monastery benefit dinner, October 9

Gerontissa Efpraxia and her Synodia cordially invite you to an evening of fine dining at the 10th Annual Monastery Builders Benefit dinner & Auction to support St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery

Sunday, October 9th, 2016 ~ 5:30pm
Fort Dalles Readiness Center
402 East Scenic Drive
The Dalles, Oregon

We sincerely appreciate your love and support. Reservations or donations may be made
through the Monastery’s website:


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Fall Iconography Classes

The Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography is ready to welcome autumn with a new series of Master Study classes. The series for 2016-2017 is comprised of 8 separate classes, scheduled one Saturday each month. The classes are affordable in cost and efficient in time.

Rather than offering the typical kind of workshop where the student is hurried to complete a small icon within a matter of days, The School will offer a different, more holistic and academic approach to teaching iconography at large. The Master Study Series is based on creating “studies” of each process which will serve as a guide system to enlighten, inspire, and encourage the student as they continue novice icon-writing at home. Each Master Study class strives to give the student a ‘window’ into the true icon-writing process, a process that best develops over time by diligent application, patience, stillness and prayer.

The School also continues to offer The Apprenticeship Program, an advanced study where serious students (under spiritual direction) can learn icon writing by weekly, hands-on participation with the Master Instructor. These students actually help to write canonical icons that are commissioned by churches, patrons and supporters of the School.

Please see the attached flier for information on the upcoming class on October 1. Note that even though the flier says September 24, the class has been rescheduled. Please RSVP by 9/26.


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Serbian Festival, September 17-18

St. Stefan Serbian Church is hosting their 10th Annual Serbian Festival. See the attached flyer for more information!


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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

Download the flyer

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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