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2019 Pan-Orthodox Lenten Services

Pan-Orthodox lenten services are back!!! 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 services are as follows:

Sunday, March 17: Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at Holy Trinity (Greek) at 5:30pm

Wednesday, March 20: Presanctified Liturgy at St. John the Baptist (Greek) at 6:30pm

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

Wednesday, April 3: Presanctified Liturgy at Holy Trinity (Greek) at 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 17: Presanctified Liturgy at St. George (Antiochian) at 6:30pm

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Men’s Lenten Retreat in Goldendale, April 12-14

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. Archimandrite Maximos Constas

Fr. Maximos will be speaking on:
Confession and Spiritual Direction in the Orthodox Tradition

See the attached brochure for registration information, schedule, directions etc.

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St. George Rummage Sale, March 16

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church hosts a rummage sale on March 16, from 9am to 3pm. Address: 2101 NE 162nd Ave. Portland, OR

Items for sale include: Men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, shoes, kitchen items and small appliances, furniture, tools, fishing gear, frames, books, brand new items, Christmas decorations, purses, wall décor, toys, bedding and a lot more!

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Lenten Retreat “The Way of Escape: Overcoming Temptation and Sin”, March 29-30

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Beaverton invites you to a Lenten retreat with Fr. Michael Shanbour on March 29-30.

Fr. Michael is a priest of Three Hierarchs Orthodox Church in Wenatchee, WA, and is the author of “Know the Faith: A Handbook for Orthodox Christians and Inquirers”

Friday, March 29
7:00pm Session 1
8:30pm Dessert reception

Saturday, March 30
9:00am Divine Liturgy
10:00 Light breakfast
11:00 Session 2
1:00pm Lunch
2:00 Session 3
4:00 Vespers

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Human Trafficking workshop and fundraiser, March 2

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Konevets Quartet, February 15

Konevets Quartet, a male vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg (Russia) presents

Music without borders
Church music and folk songs of different countries

Friday, February 15 at 7:30pm
New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Orthodox Church
13820 S Union Hall Rd, Mulino, OR 97042

A concert by the Konevets Quartet offers a fascinating program of harmonic brilliance in the rich tradition of Russian choral music and the male chamber choir.

The KONEVETS QUARTET was founded in 1992 by graduates of the St. Petersburg Music Conservatoire-Glinka Choral Academy; who sang in the Konevets Holy Nativity of Mother of God Monastery choir. Their goal was to share the rich Russian vocal traditions with audiences the world over. With their dedication to creating a perfect harmonious sound, their repertoire was created especially for this purpose, and remains such to this day.

The heart of their repertoire is Orthodox sacred music, ranging from chants and hymns by twentieth century composers, such as Chesnokov, Grechaninov and Stravinsky, to ancient chants and hymns sung in unison or in two or three- part arrangements and in contemporary four-part arrangements, sometimes re-harmonized by the Quartet.

The quartet’s secular repertoire features Russian and Ukrainian folk songs, classical selections and Imperial regimental songs and marches which were forbidden during Communism. The third portion of the repertoire features lyrics by Russian poets set to music by Tchaikovsky, Borodin and other famous composers.

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Logos Bookstore Annual Sale, November 9-11

This week, Logos Bookstore offers 20% off everything in stock:

  • Friday, Nov 9th     10 am – 3 pm
  • Saturday, Nov 10th   10 am – 7 pm (Except during Retreat Talks & Vespers)
  • Sunday, Nov 11th   Noon  – 2 pm

Bookstore address:

  • St John the Baptist Orthodox Church
    14485 SW Walker Road
    Beaverton, OR 97006

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KLIROS sings Cheskonov’s Panikhida, November 10

Local liturgical vocal ensemble KLIROS will sing Pavel Chesnokov’s panikhida. This memorial service is offered in memory of World War I.

When: Saturday, November 10, at 7pm (after Vespers), reception following

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

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Beauty and the Orthodox Way, November 9-10

ST. JOHN NATIVITY RETREAT: “Beauty and the Orthodox Way,” on November 9-10 (Friday evening through Saturday all day).

The speaker will be Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Asst. Professor of Ethics at Holy Cross School of Theology.

A suggested donation of $25 will cover the retreat costs, including a continental breakfast and lunch. Please RSVP to the church office at churchoffice@stjohngoc.org.

Friday
7:00 pm – Session I
8:30 pm – Dessert Reception

Saturday
9:00 am – Liturgy
10:00 am – Light Continental Breakfast
11:00 am – Session II
1:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – Session III
4:00 pm – Great Vespers

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Choral Workshop, September 22

Choir workshop with Benedict and Maria Sheehan

  • Benedict Sheehan is Director of Music at St. Tikhon Seminary & Monastery and Artistic Director, Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery.
  • Maria Sheehan is a Professional vocalist & Voice instructor.

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Church of the Annunciation, Milwaukie, Oregon

  • 11:00-12:00: Registration, Lunch
  • 12:00-1:00: Vocal workshop with Maria Sheehan
  • 1:00-2:30: Repertoire Rehearsal with Benedict Sheehan
  • 2:30-3:00: Q&A: The Mission of Orthodox Musicians in America
  • 3:00: Refreshments
  • 8:00: All-Night Vigil, S.Rachmaninov, St. Mary’s Cathedral.
    Benedict Sheehan will be appearing as guest conductor.

Suggested donation for the workshop & lunch fee is $30 per participant.

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