Church Members Volunteer for Fire Victims in Pateros, WA

Sunday, August 3, 2014: Members of Three Hierarchs sweep the dirty floor of a large warehouse that will act temporarily as a place for fire victims to shop for clothing and other needs.  (From top to bottom): Andrea & Elias Colyar; Betty Eifert & Cindy Marshall; Sukey Black & Isaac Colyar; Charlotte Eifert: Bill Lolos; […]

Blessing (and swimming) the Columbia River – Video!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii0oYc0l2Fs&feature=youtu.be Each year, on January 5th & 6th, Orthodox Christians celebrate the feast of Theophany (“Manifestation of God), also called Epiphany (Manifestation).  The Feast, which celebrates the baptism of Jesus Christ, comes after the celebration of His birth and can be understood as the beginning of Christ’s manifestation to the world as God’s Only-begotten Son, […]

St. Seraphim of Sarov’s Conversation With Nicholas Motovilov

St. Seraphim of Sarov’s Conversation With Nicholas Motovilov  A Wonderful Revelation to the World From: http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/wonderful.aspx This revelation is undoubtedly of world-wide significance. True, there is nothing essentially new in it, for the full revelation was given to the Apostles from the very day of Pentecost. But now that people have forgotten the fundamental truths […]

Homily on Thanksgiving – by St. Basil the Great

From: http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/stbasil_homily_thanksgiving.aspx 1. You have heard the words of the Apostle, in which he addresses the Thessalonians, prescribing rules of conduct for every kind of person. His teaching, to be sure, was directed towards particular audiences; but the benefit to be derived therefrom is relevant to every generation of mankind. Rejoice evermore, he says; Pray without […]

Orthodox Christian Music – Samples

Orthodox Christian ecclesiastical music has it’s beginnings in the apostolic worship of the first century which was naturally based upon the Judaic chant at the time of Jesus Christ.  The singular purpose of Orthodox music is to unite the soul (“nous”) with God through prayer and to impart the holy doctrines of the Faith.  It’s […]

Orthodox Catechism by Father Thomas Hopko

A basic explanation of the Orthodox Faith originally published in four volumes: Doctrine, Worship, Bible and History, Spirituality. http://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith

An Orthodox Christian Catechism

A rather straight-forward and brief catechism from the Russian Church Abroad.  It unfortunately begins with an explanation of the Orthodox church building but then proceeds “What Orthodox Christians Believe.” http://www.ocf.org/OrthodoxPage/reading/catechism.html

Christianity or the Church? by New Martyr Hilarion

Hieromartyr Hilarion – Christianity_or_the_Church

The Orthodox Church by Met. Kallistos Ware (excerpts)

Part 1, Church History:  http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/history_timothy_ware_1.htm   Part 2, Faith and Worship:  http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/history_timothy_ware_2.htm

Coming November 3: Frederica Mathewes-Green (Updated Oct. 31)

Author, columnist and commentator, Frederica Mathewes-Green, will speak in the Wenatchee Valley on Saturday, November 3.  Frederica is a Board Member of “Christianity Today,” a consultant for “Veggie Tales,” a columnist for major newspapers, and has appeared on all major news channels. Mathewes-Green will speak at the Wenatchee Convention Center located at 121 N. Wenatchee […]