Pacific Northwest Orthodox Youth Camp, August 7-10

OCA Pacific Northwest Deanery welcomes all kids ages 7-17 to the Summer Camp from August 7th to August 10th (Monday-Thursday) at All Saints Camp in Gig Harbor, WA.

For more information and registration forms please visit their website.

The cost is $150 per camper, and the registration deadline is July 1st.

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St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp, July 17-21

The registration is now open for this year’s St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp!  The dates are Monday, July 17th (afternoon) through Friday July 21st (afternoon) at Sky Camp, near Eugene Oregon, which has been the location for the last few years. The theme this year is “The Holy Image”

This is a spiritual retreat for the whole family, where you can come and refresh your soul and get the best of both a retreat and a vacation!

 Attached are the registration form, the parental release form allowing your children to participate in the activities, an information flyer about the camp, and other information about the facility.  If you have questions you are always welcome to contact the registrar at:

For the last three years, camp has been at maximum capacity! Please send your registration and deposit in as soon as possible to reserve your space! And please invite any Orthodox families or individuals who would be interested in joining our camp this year. 

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

The early registration discount expires June 1st!

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Men’s Lenten Retreat, March 31 – April 2

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. John Bethancourt.

Fr. John will be speaking on: Reflections on the Imaginative Faculty in Man

The V. Rev. Fr. John Bethancourt is the pastor of Holy Trinity (Antiochian) Orthodox Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He and his wife, Khouria Photina, led a small group of 25 souls into Orthodoxy at the end of 1995. Together with the parishioners of Holy Trinity the Bethancourts recently celebrated their 20th anniversary as an Orthodox Church. Fr. John and Kh. Photina have three grown children and two grandchildren. Their eldest son, Fr. Daniel, is also a priest in the Antiochian Archdiocese.

See the attached brochure for schedule and registration information. The registration deadline is March 27.

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ASA seeks an experienced educator to serve as Principal

Agia Sophia Academy, an Orthodox Christian School, seeks an experienced educator to serve as the Principal for the 2017-18 school year. Learn more and apply here.

ASA is a pan-Orthodox private school located in Beaverton, Oregon at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. They offer a Montessori Primary (age 3-6) as well as a Multi-Age Elementary program (K-5th).

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Agia Sophia Academy Gala, May 7

Save the date for:

A Glorious Night under the Big Top
Gala Dinner & Auction (site, FB)
May 7th at the Multnomah Athletic Club

Register at

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Teen Lenten Retreat: Amazing Race Portland! March 17-19

Registration is now open for GOYA’s annual Lent retreat. This year we will be in Portland for the Amazing Race! Details are below.

  • WHO: Teens in grades 7 – 12
  • WHAT: An Amazing Race around Portland! Discussions with Clergy! Fun with friends, new and old! Confession and more!
  • WHERE: Holy Trinity Cathedral, 3131 N Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232
  • WHEN: March 17, 18, 19, 2017
  • COST: $90 per person. Scholarships available for those in need.

We invite youth from all Orthodox Parishes to attend. Teens from outside of Portland will be hosted by Portland families on Friday and Saturday night. Please fill out separate registrations forms for EACH child attending. Registration closes on March 6, 2017.


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Orthodox iconography class, February 4

Please join us for the fifth one-day workshop (in a series of 8) designed to elevate the student’s iconography awareness, technique and skills:

“Wings of Love and Enlightenment”
Writing the Angelic, Bodiless Powers In Orthodox Byzantine Iconography
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 10:00 -2:00pm

Open to iconography students of all levels, this one-day workshop is taught by Byzantine Iconographer Magdalene Grace Deane at the Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography in Newberg, Oregon. Class will be held at our intimate, Old World–style studio filled with solemnity, Byzantine chant and prayer.

Please see the attached flier for more information.

2017 February Iconography Class

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Two public lectures on Orthodoxy, January 24 and 25

Have you ever wondered what happened to the early church? Did you know that the Eastern Orthodox Church still follows the Tradition established by Jesus Christ and the Apostles?

Join us as special guest Fr. Russell Radoicich of Butte, Montana unfolds the rich history and beauty of Orthodox Christianity.

The two public sessions are free and open to all:

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Cedar Mill Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd. #13, Portland 97229
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ancient Church Library, 1930 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove
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Also, a reminder that Fr. Russell teaches a seminar for Orthodox Christians on January 26-28. More information here.

2017 Ancient Church Radoicich

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KLIROS Sings Divine Liturgy, January 29

KLIROS, a local liturgical chorale, invites you to Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on Sunday, January 29, at 9:30am.

2210 SW Dolph Ct
Portland, OR 97219

2017 KLIROS January

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St. John Chili Cook-Off, February 12

Join us on Sunday, February 12 for a family-friendly celebration of great food with a dash of competition. Enjoy a delicious meal and vote for your favorite chili. 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 at and at the door. Bring your friends—all are welcome!

Download the flier for more information.


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