Great Lent: Five Presentations with Q&A in Forest Grove, OR

The Ancient Church Reading Room offers five weekly presentations on

Great Lent: Seeking Deeper Relationship with God
as We Prepare for the Feast of Feasts

When: Tuesdays of March 2015 at 7pm
Where: The Ancient Church Reading Room, 1930 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR

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2015 Great Lent Presentations

About The Ancient Church Reading Room

The mission of the Ancient Church reading room is twofold:

  • to create a beautiful, welcoming space where people have the opportunity to encounter God and the ancient Christian Church through art, reading and discussion, and  
  • to give voice to the Orthodox Church in Forest Grove, Oregon, actively witnessing to the incredible beauty and richness of Christian life, practice and Truth.

We would particularly like to encourage any Orthodox people who are interested in coming to bring along non-Orthodox friends, as we hope to offer something people can take away for their immediate relationships with God from the deep teachings and rich life of Orthodox Christianity.

See also: article in The Oregonian

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2015 Pan-Orthodox Lenten Services

It's been a wonderful tradition among Orthodox parishes in Portland area to celebrate Presanctified Liturgies and other services during Lent together. This year, these pan-Orthodox services are as follows:

Wednesday, March 4: Presanctified Liturgy at Holy Trinity (Greek) at 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 18: Presanctified Liturgy at St. John the Baptist (Greek) at 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 25: Vesperal Divine Liturgy at Annunciation (OCA) at 6:30pm, for their patronal feast day

Wednesday, April 1: Presanctified Liturgy at St. Nicholas (OCA) at 6:30pm

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Part-time Latin Language Teacher Position at ASA

Know Latin? Agia Sophia Academy is seeking a part-time Latin Language Teacher (grades 2nd – 5th) starting ASAP.  (Advanced Latin experience not required.)

Current weekly schedule is Tuesday & Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm, but there is some flexibility. Contact Elisha Lubliner at 503-641-4600 or for additional details.

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Men’s Lenten Retreat, March 20-22

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. Gregory Horton.

Fr. Gregory will be speaking on: “Let Us Lay Aside all Earthly Cares”

See the attached brochure for the details

2015 Mens Retreat

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Agia Sophia Academy is looking for a teacher

Got a Reading Endorsement?  Agia Sophia Academy  is looking for a licensed teacher with a reading endorsement to provide Title I tutoring in the area of literacy instruction.

Contact Elisha Lubliner at 503-641-4600 or for additional details.

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Open House at Agia Sophia Academy on January 29th

Whether you're a community member interested in learning more about our Orthodox School or a parent looking into enrolling your child at Agia Sophia Academy in the fall, we invite you to stop by anytime between 5-7pm on Thursday, January 29th during our Open House.

Meet the teachers, enjoy a student tour, see our new elementary classroom: we are excited to see you!  |  503.641.4600

2015 ASA Open House


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KLIROS Sings the Divine Liturgy on January 25th

KLIROS, a mixed chorus dedicated to singing quality Orthodox liturgical music, sings the Divine Liturgy* for the feast of St. Gregory the Theologian

When: Sunday, January 25 (Pentecost XXXIII) at 9:30am

Where: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 2210 SW Dolph Court, Portland, OR 97219


* Music of Fr. Sergei Glagolev (b. 1927)

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Holy Land Presentation at Salem Mission, November 22

Mr. Eli Chiprout will be at the Salem Mission (Blanchet High School Chapel) on Saturday, Nov. 22. He will be presenting a talk with slide presentation about the Holy Land after the Divine Liturgy service and short “coffee hour” break that day.  We will plan to begin the presentation around 10:30 a.m., finishing up around 11:30 or 11:45 depending on time needed for questions and discussion.
An Overview of the Holy Land (Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014)
"The Holy Land has had a long history of God's workings in the world and has been meaningful to Christian pilgrims over the last 2000 years.  This slide presentation will give an overview of the Holy Land from North to South and explain the importance of various sites to the Christian starting from  the Old Testament biblical history to the history of Jesus Christ and Christianity"


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Семинар по научному обоснованию христианской веры, 9 ноября

Holy New Martyrs of Russia Orthodox Church in Mulino is hosting a seminar on reason and historical evidence behind the faith. The seminar will be in Russian and will take place on Sunday, November 9 at 12pm.

Семинар «Открытие», посвящённый теме разумного, научно-исторического основания христианской веры

Если вера христиан покоится не только, как это кажется некоторым, на эмоциях и традициях, но и на вполне определённом историческом факте – Богоявлении, о котором нам известно из вполне определённого Библейского текста, то насколько он, этот текст, достоверен, т.е., буквально, достоин нашего доверия? Какие основания для такого доверия могут представить историческая наука, археология и палеография (свидетельства рукописей)? И, если эти свидетельства основательны, то что же может мешать здраво и разумно мыслящему человеку уверовать в содержание и учение «текста»? Эти и подобные вопросы веры станут предметом нашего рассмотрения и обсуждения.

Семинар, насыщенный фактическим и иллюстративным материалом, рассчитан на самую широкую аудиторию – на людей, честно ищущих рационального и логически непротиворечивого основания для своей веры в Бога (или, соответственно, для оправдания своего неверия).

Семинар проводит Олег Владиславович Воскресенский, филолог, магистр богословия, кандидат педагогических наук, преподаватель Белгородской духовной семинарии, соавтор школьных учебников по «Основам православной культуры» и «Основам мировых религиозных культур» для российских школ, алтарник русской православной церкви в г. Фридли, штат Миннесота, США.

Семинар состоится в нашем храме 9 ноября в 12.00. Приходите сами и приводите друзей и родственников! Мы сможем обсудить услышанное и увиденное!

Адрес храма: 13820 S. Union Hall Rd., Mulino, OR 97042

дополнительная информация

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Tutor needed at ASA!

Agia Sophia Academy is looking for a licensed teacher with a reading endorsement to provide Title I tutoring (literacy specialist) an hour a week starting immediately. Are you a licensed teacher or do you know anyone who is? Please contact Elisha if you have the certifications listed above and are interested in tutoring 1-2 hours a week. 503-641-4600 or


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