Live streaming of services

A number of local parishes have been live streaming their services so we don’t have to completely miss out on the wonderful services of the season, and at least attend them virtually. Here is the list that is known to us. If there are other parishes, please let us know.

Blessed Holy Week!

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2020 Pan-Orthodox Lenten Services

Update 3/14: due to COVID-19 pandemic, pan-Orthodox services for the rest of the Lent are canceled.

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 8: Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at Holy Trinity (Greek) at 5:00pm

Wednesday, March 11: Presanctified Liturgy at St. Nicholas (OCA) at 6:30pm

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

Wednesday, April 8: Presanctified Liturgy at St. Stephen’s (Serbian) at 6:30pm

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KLIROS Sings Vespers, Februrary 15

KLIROS, Portland area’s liturgical vocal ensemble, will sing Vespers service on Saturday, February 15, at 6pm. All are welcome!

  • Vespers of Viktor Kalinnikov for Sunday of the Prodigal Son
  • Propers sung by the parish choir
  • Freewill collection for KLIROS

2210 SW Dolph Court
Portland, Oregon 97219, 503-245-2403

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Dynamis Ensemble, February 8

Please join us as Dynamis Byzantine Ensemble presents:

A Journey through Lent to Holy Week

The Orthodox hymns of Lent call the Church to repentance in preparation for the Passion of the Lord which transpires in Holy and Great Week. Dynamis Byzantine Ensemble will perform the hymns of Lent and Holy Week in English and in the traditional Byzantine musical style, bringing out the depth of beauty and poetry found in the texts and moving the Christian to reflect upon the mercy and love Jesus has for the whole world.

February 8th, 2020
7 o’clock in the evening

Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
2101 NE 162nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230

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Open House/Learning Day at Agia Sophia Academy, January 30

Beaverton, OR – Agia Sophia Academy will be hosting an Open House/Learning Day to help local families learn more about their school programs. Upper Elementary students will lead tours of the facility. Staff & Teachers will be on hand to answer questions and provide curriculum details.

Montessori Primary (age 3-6) Program Open House/Learning Day
Elementary (1st – 5th Grade) Program Open House/Learning Day

Thursday, January 30
5pm to 7pm

14485 SW Walker Road
Beaverton, OR 97006
Across from the NIKE World Campus

To Celebrate School Choice Week
Enroll your child for Fall 2020
Learn How You Can Be Involved with ASA

For more information, contact:
Christina (Bournelis) Blankenstein, Agia Sophia Academy | (503) 641-4600

As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country. From January 26 through February 1, 2020, more than 50,000 independently-planned events will be held in celebration of the Week. For more information, visit

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Blessing of the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA

As seen on The Columbian:

Fr. Michael Rozdilski of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church will conduct the annual blessing of the Columbia River as part of the Orthodox Church’s celebration of the great Feast of Theophany, also known as Epiphany, which commemorates the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan nearly 2000 years ago. All are welcome to join.

Prior to the blessing of the river, Fr. Michael will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church located at 3214 N St., Vancouver. The service will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude just before 11 a.m.

At the conclusion of the church service we will meet on the banks of the Columbia River at Wintler Community Park where Fr. Michael will conduct the blessing of the waters at 11:30 a.m., and a few will dive in to the river to retrieve a wooden cross.

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2020 March for Life in Salem

The 2020 Oregon March for Life will be held at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on Saturday, January 25th at 2:30pm. Every year are fortunate to have a dedicated group of Orthodox Christians who have attended similar events in Portland, Oregon, and this year we hope to have a strong turnout for the March for Life at the State Capitol. We invite all Orthodox Christians and friends in the area to come and pray for all those who have died and all those who are suffering and have suffered under the current laws of our land. Please bring an icon or a sign and help us carry the Orthodox Christians for Life banners and join us in solidarity as we take a stand for the sanctity of life! For more information about this event, please visit the Oregon Right To Life website.

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Orthodox Liturgical Singing Workshop, March 7

Orthodox Liturgical Singing Workshop
Saturday March 7, 2020 at Church of the Annunciation

Benedict & Maria Sheehan bring their uniquely complementary skill sets to a weekend workshop tailored to your choir’s needs and integrated into your church’s liturgical schedule. In intensive sessions they help church musicians of all abilities reach new levels of mastery, with emphasis on how to retain these skills and employ them in an everyday setting. They particularly emphasize the spiritual work of the sacred choral musician, and its connections to ensemble blend, musicianship, expressiveness, attentiveness, and a prayerful ethos.

For the singer

  • Develop and strengthen your individual voice
  • Maintain healthy technique in a choral setting
  • Increase your endurance and prevent vocal damage
  • Learn to warm-up and practice more effectively

For the conductor

  • Improve your conducting technique
  • Lead rehearsals in a more effective and engaging way
  • Deepen your knowledge of liturgical music
  • Diagnose and solve problems in your ensemble

For the choir

  • Convey sacred text with clarity and depth
  • Unify and develop your ensemble sound
  • Sing longer and stronger with less fatigue
  • Enhance ensemble “community” and connection

Download registration information and schedule here.

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Double your donation to Agia Sophia Academy!

Glory to God! Thanks to a group of generous donors, Agia Sophia Academy is now matching gifts up to $8,000!  All donations to our Annual Fund Drive will be matched, dollar for dollar.

Make a gift now to take advantage of this and support Oregon’s only Pan-Orthodox Christian School today!

Contact Christina (Bournelis) Blankenstein at or 503-641-4600 with questions.

May it be blessed!

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The Ancient Church Reading Room Holiday Open House, December 7

You are all invited to the Holiday Open House at the Ancient Church reading room on Dec. 7th from 10am to 3pm. Our little ministry here will be participating in Forest Grove’s Holiday in the Grove that day and we will have St. Nicholas handing out treats, a priest to discuss Orthodoxy, Christmas cards, crafts, and hot tea and treats. All ages are welcome and there will be many other Holiday events taking place in the Grove, so please feel free to come down anytime!

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