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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Part-Time Job Opening this Fall

Agia Sophia Academy is seeking a math assistant teacher & a janitor for the 2017-18 school year.  Visit to learn more about these exciting job opportunities!

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KLIROS Book Swap, July 22

Love books? Love browsing? Or perhaps just want to clear space on your book shelves? Come to the Kliros Book Swap! Dispose of old books and browse for new ones!


Nominal fee to bring and leave books or exchange for “new” ones. Left-over books will be sold or recycled.

Location: St Nicholas Orthodox Church, 2210 SW Dolph Court, Portland, Oregon 97219

Click the image below to download the flier:


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Greek Open Golf Tournament, September 18

Join us on Monday, September 18th, 2017 for our 22nd Annual Greek Open Golf Tournament and Dinner Event! Open to the Public. Proceeds to benefit Agia Sophia Academy.

  • 12:00pmCheck-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!

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Holy Trinity Summer Camp, July 9-14

Holy Trinity Summer Camp (aka Camp Angelos) online registration is open!

Join us for an amazing week of faith, fun and fellowship at the beautiful Camp Angelos property on the Sandy River!

Who: Youth ages 9-17
When: July 9-14th
Cost: $285 ($200 for additional siblings)

Go to online registration

2016 Camp Angelos

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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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