Save the Date: St. John Family Camp, August 5-10

Join us for the 2018 St. John Pan-Orthodox Family Camp near Eugene, OR, as we explore themes on family preservation and the social mission of the Church. Fr. Serafim Gascoigne, with the blessing of Bishop Maxim, will be our host for another year of family fun, study and fellowship!

Save the dates: August 5-10. Registration information coming soon!

Meanwhile, download and distribute the flier or see the beautiful pictures from the 2017 camp.

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Save the Date: Orthodox Youth Cultural Exchange, April 28

Food! Faith! Fun!

We would like to invite you, your families, and parishioners to participate in the upcoming Orthodox Youth Cultural Exchange on Saturday, April 28 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  This event is sponsored by Oregon’s only pan-Orthodox Christian School- Agia Sophia Academy!

Please contact Christina Blankenstein at and let her know if your parish has a dance group that would like to participate.

We are hoping to have food for sale at the event. If you know of a local restaurant or maybe your festival group has a special food item that they would be interested in donating that represents your unique culture, please let Christina know!

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Agia Sophia Academy’s Open House, January 25

Looking for a great school for your little one? Come & See what ASA can do!
Stop by anytime between 5-7pm on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 for a student-led tour of our school, while you meet our wonderful teachers, and learn more about our terrific programs.

Whether you’re looking for an immediate start or planning head for the Fall, come & see our Montessori Primary Classroom for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners (ages 3-6), or our Multi-Age Elementary program utilizing a research-proven blended classrooms (Lower Elementary: K-2 & Upper Elementary: 3rd-5th) approach. Our core subjects include Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History & Geography, Art, Music, and Physical Education, as well as Greek & Latin instruction. Our low student to teacher ratio (12:1) allows for hands-on learning and academic excellence. Plus starting January 2018, we are now offering on-site after-school care til 6pm!

Come & See Agia Sophia Academy! We are located at 14485 SW Walker Road, between 158th Avenue & Murray Blvd. We are across the street from the Nike Campus and nestled between apartments & condos in the St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church building. Our School looks more like office space from the outside: gray building, green roof/trim, lots of windows.

Agia Sophia Academy
14485 SW Walker Road
Beaverton, OR 97006
503-641-4600 |

*Agia Sophia Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Private School and a member of AdvancED | Northwest Accreditation Commission. Find us on Facebook at

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“Incarnating Christ in the Midst of the World” with Abbot Tryphon in Salem, January 20

The Greek Orthodox Mission Church of Salem invites you to a conference led by Fr. Tryphon, Abbot of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island, WA. Abbot Tryphon is also known for The Morning Offering podcast on Ancient Faith Radio.

The event will be held on Saturday, January 20 at
Blanchet High School
4373 Market St NE
Salem, OR 97301


8:40 am Pre-Communion Prayers
9 am Divine Liturgy
10:30 am Coffee Hour Refreshments
11 am 1st Session
12 pm Lunch
12:30 pm 2nd Session
1:30 pm Q&A

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Orthodox Children’s Book Author Reading, December 11

Agia Sophia Academy and Logos Bookstore warmly invite you & your family to join us for a morning with Charlotte Riggles, author of Catherine’s Pascha, as she reads her newest book “The Saint Nicholas Day Snow”. Book signing & light refreshments to follow.

14485 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006
December 11th at 11:15am

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Logos Bookstore Annual Sale, November 17-19

Logos Bookstore invites you to their Annual Sale at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Beaverton, OR, offering 20% off everything in stock.

14485 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 970776

Friday, November 17: 10am – 3pm
Saturday, November 18: 10am – 7pm (except during Vespers)
Sunday, November 19: 1pm – 3pm

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Russian Sacred Music between Byzantium and “The West”, November 7

Alexander Lingas, Reader in Music at the City University of London, is the founder and artistic director of the vocal ensemble Cappella Romana and a Fellow of the University of Oxford’s European Humanities Research Centre.

This lecture will consider the shifting cultural location of Russian Orthodox sacred music as rulers, clergy, and lay members of the church steered it from its Byzantine origins into the modern era. Repeated attempts through the centuries to re-engage with Byzantine traditions will be contrasted with other movements emphasizing engagement with Western art music or Slavic exceptionalism.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 7

Vollum College Center, Vollum lounge 
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Fall Women’s Retreat in Canby, OR, November 10-12

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church invites all women to the bi-annual fall retreat.

When: Friday, November 10th – Sunday, November 12th
Where: Canby Grove Christian Center, 7501 S Knights Bridge Road, Canby, OR 97013 (google maps)
Guest Speaker: Fr Paul Jaroslaw from the Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission in Ellensburg, WA
Cost: $175 for two nights accommodations in hotel style rooms (Linens included!). Includes four meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, and Breakfast on Sunday following Divine Liturgy)

Fr. Paul will be speaking on the following:

  1. A Personal Story: How I Came to Love the Way of the Cross!
  2. The Way of the Cross: What are Crosses, and Why do we have to Bear Them?
  3. The Steps of a Good Man are Ordered by the Lord (Ps. 37:23): How do we Embrace the Cross and Overcome?

See the attached flyer for more information and register online


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St. Anne Greek Fest in Corvallis, October 14-15

Eat a day the Greek way!  On Saturday, October 14 from 11am-7pm and Sunday, October 15 from 12pm-6pm St. Anne Orthodox Church will host the Mid-Valley’s fourteenth annual Greek Food Fest at historic Lewisburg Hall, 6000 NE Elliott Circle, Corvallis. The St. Anne Greek Fest has become a popular, family-friendly, mid-valley tradition and is one of only two Greek festivals in the state. Proceeds from the event help pay for the renovation and maintenance of the historic Lewisburg Grange Hall.

New to this year’s festival is the ROGUE Taverna, sponsored by Rogue Ale, featuring a number of Rogue’s most popular beverages. Appetizers, Greek red wine, beer, ouzo and retsina will also be offered in addition to Rogue products in the main tent.


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KLIROS Sings Great Vespers, September 23

KLIROS, a local liturgical chorale, invites you to Great Vespers for the New Martyrs of Alaska at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on Saturday, September 23rd at 6pm. Music by Ippolitov-Ivanov.

2210 SW Dolph Ct
Portland, OR 97219

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