Calendar

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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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Circumcision of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Circumcision of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Jan 1 all-day
Circumcision of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
On the eighth day after His Nativity, our Lord Jesus Christ was circumcised in accordance with the Old Testament Law. All male infants underwent circumcision as a sign of God’s Covenant with the holy Forefather[...]
No Fasting
No Fasting
Jan 1 – Jan 4 all-day
No Fasting @ Port Townsend | Washington | United States
No Fasting
St. Basil the Great
St. Basil the Great
Jan 1 all-day
St. Basil the Great
Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, “belongs not to the Church of Caesarea alone, nor merely to his own time, nor was he of benefit only to his own kinsmen, but rather[...]
Great Vespers 7:00 PM
Great Vespers
Jan 1 @ 7:00 PM
Great Vespers @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Great Vespers service of the Orthodox Church.In the Orthodox Church the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun. This practice follows the Biblical account of creation: “And there was evening[...]
2
St. Seraphim of Sarov
St. Seraphim of Sarov
Jan 2 all-day
St. Seraphim of Sarov
Saint Seraphim of Sarov, a great ascetic of the Russian Church, was born on July 19, 1754. His parents, Isidore and Agathia Moshnin, were inhabitants of Kursk. Isidore was a merchant. Toward the end of[...]
Coffee & Books 6:45 AM
Coffee & Books
Jan 2 @ 6:45 AM
Coffee & Books @ Bellingham | Washington | United States
A time for members to get together, have some coffee and discuss books.
3
Prophet Malachi
Prophet Malachi
Jan 3 all-day
Prophet Malachi
The Holy Prophet Malachi lived 400 years before the Birth of Christ, at the time of the return of the Jews from the Babylonian Captivity. Malachi was the last of the Old Testament prophets, therefore[...]
Greek Class 6:00 PM
Greek Class
Jan 3 @ 6:00 PM
Greek Class @ Bellingham | Washington | United States
A class to learn New Testament (Koine) Greek. All are welcome!
4
5
Eve of Holy Theophany
Eve of Holy Theophany
Jan 5 all-day
Eve of Holy Theophany
The sixth of January is the feast of the Epiphany. Originally it was the one Christian feast of the “shining forth” of God to the world in the human form of Jesus of Nazareth. It[...]
Fast (WO)
Fast (WO)
Jan 5 all-day
Fast (WO) @ Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Fasting day (wine & oil allowed)
Vigil 7:00 PM
Vigil
Jan 5 @ 7:00 PM
Vigil @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Vigil service. This service combines Vespers, Matins, and the First Hour. We typically celebrate a Vigil service on the eve of a Great Feast or other important dates throughout the year (for example, the commemoration of[...]
6
Holy Theophany
Holy Theophany
Jan 6 all-day
Holy Theophany
The sixth of January is the feast of the Epiphany. Originally it was the one Christian feast of the “shining forth” of God to the world in the human form of Jesus of Nazareth. It[...]
Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM
Divine Liturgy
Jan 6 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Divine Liturgy @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
The word liturgy means common work or common action. The Divine Liturgy is the common work of the Orthodox Church. It is the official action of the Church formally gathered together as the chosen People[...]
Great Blessing of Waters 1:00 PM
Great Blessing of Waters
Jan 6 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Great Blessing of Waters @ North Beach Park, Port Townsend | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
After Divine Liturgy, we will celebrate the Great Blessing of Waters at North Beach Park.
7
Synaxis of St. John the Baptist
Synaxis of St. John the Baptist
Jan 7 all-day
Synaxis of St. John the Baptist
In the Orthodox Church it is customary, on the day following the Great Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God, to remember those saints who participated directly in the sacred event. So, on[...]
Great Vespers 7:00 PM
Great Vespers
Jan 7 @ 7:00 PM
Great Vespers @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Great Vespers service of the Orthodox Church.In the Orthodox Church the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun. This practice follows the Biblical account of creation: “And there was evening[...]
8
St. Domnica
St. Domnica
Jan 8 all-day
St. Domnica
Saint Domnica came from Carthage to Constantinople in the time of the holy Emperor Theodosius the Great. Here she was baptized by Patriarch Nectarius and entered a women’s monastery.Through strict and prolonged ascetic effort she[...]
St. Emilian the Confessor
St. Emilian the Confessor
Jan 8 all-day
St. Emilian the Confessor
Saint Emilian was a zealous defender of the holy icons during the reign of Emperor Leo the Armenian. He suffered torture and martyrdom in the year 820. His main feast is August 8.— Text from[...]
WOCA Meeting 10:00 AM
WOCA Meeting
Jan 8 @ 10:00 AM
WOCA Meeting @ St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church | Bellingham | Washington | United States
WOCA Meeting at St. Sophia in Bellingham, WA
9
Fast
Fast
Jan 9 all-day
Fast @ Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Fasting day (no meat, dairy, poultry, fish, wine, or oil).
Coffee & Books 6:45 AM
Coffee & Books
Jan 9 @ 6:45 AM
Coffee & Books @ Bellingham | Washington | United States
A time for members to get together, have some coffee and discuss books.
Greek Class 6:00 PM
Greek Class
Jan 10 @ 6:00 PM
Greek Class @ Bellingham | Washington | United States
A class to learn New Testament (Koine) Greek. All are welcome!
Fast
Fast
Jan 11 all-day
Fast @ Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Fasting day (no meat, dairy, poultry, fish, wine, or oil).
St. Theododosius the Cenobiarch
St. Theododosius the Cenobiarch
Jan 11 all-day
St. Theododosius the Cenobiarch
Saint Theodosius the Great lived during the fifth-sixth centuries, and was the founder of cenobitic monasticism. He was born in Cappadocia of pious parents. Endowed with a splendid voice, he zealously toiled at church reading[...]
Jesus Prayer 6:30 PM
Jesus Prayer
Jan 12 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Jesus Prayer @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
The most common form of unceasing prayer in the Orthodox tradition is the Jesus Prayer. The Jesus Prayer is the form of invocation used by those practicing prayer, also called the “prayer of the heart.”[...]
Great Vespers 7:00 PM
Great Vespers
Jan 12 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Great Vespers @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Great Vespers service of the Orthodox Church.In the Orthodox Church the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun. This practice follows the Biblical account of creation: “And there was evening[...]
Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM
Divine Liturgy
Jan 13 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Divine Liturgy @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
The word liturgy means common work or common action. The Divine Liturgy is the common work of the Orthodox Church. It is the official action of the Church formally gathered together as the chosen People[...]
St. Nina
St. Nina
Jan 14 all-day
St. Nina
The virgin Nino of Cappadocia was a relative of Great-martyr George and the only daughter of a widely respected and honorable couple. Her father was a Roman army chief by the name of Zabulon, and[...]
Fast
Fast
Jan 16 all-day
Fast @ Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Fasting day (no meat, dairy, poultry, fish, wine, or oil).
Coffee & Books 6:45 AM
Coffee & Books
Jan 16 @ 6:45 AM
Coffee & Books @ Bellingham | Washington | United States
A time for members to get together, have some coffee and discuss books.
Great Vespers 7:00 PM
Great Vespers
Jan 16 @ 7:00 PM
Great Vespers @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Great Vespers service of the Orthodox Church.In the Orthodox Church the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun. This practice follows the Biblical account of creation: “And there was evening[...]
Great Vespers 7:00 PM
Great Vespers
Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Great Vespers @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Great Vespers service of the Orthodox Church.In the Orthodox Church the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun. This practice follows the Biblical account of creation: “And there was evening[...]
Fast
Fast
Jan 18 all-day
Fast @ Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Fasting day (no meat, dairy, poultry, fish, wine, or oil).
St. Athanasius the Great Archbishop of Alexandria
St. Athanasius the Great Archbishop of Alexandria
Jan 18 all-day
St. Athanasius the Great Archbishop of Alexandria
Saints Athanasius and Cyril were Archbishops of Alexandria. These wise teachers of truth and defenders of Christ’s Church share a joint Feast in recognition of their dogmatic writings which affirm the truth of the Orthodox[...]
St. Cyril- Archbishop of Alexandria
St. Cyril- Archbishop of Alexandria
Jan 18 all-day
St. Cyril- Archbishop of Alexandria
Saints Athanasius and Cyril were Archbishops of Alexandria. These wise teachers of truth and defenders of Christ’s Church share a joint Feast in recognition of their dogmatic writings which affirm the truth of the Orthodox[...]
St. Mark Archbishop of Ephesus
St. Mark Archbishop of Ephesus
Jan 19 all-day
St. Mark Archbishop of Ephesus
Saint Mark Eugenikos, Archbishop of Ephesus, was a stalwart defender of Orthodoxy at the Council of Florence. He would not agree to a union with Rome which was based on theological compromise and political expediency[...]
Jesus Prayer 6:30 PM
Jesus Prayer
Jan 19 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Jesus Prayer @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
The most common form of unceasing prayer in the Orthodox tradition is the Jesus Prayer. The Jesus Prayer is the form of invocation used by those practicing prayer, also called the “prayer of the heart.”[...]
Great Vespers 7:00 PM
Great Vespers
Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Great Vespers @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Great Vespers service of the Orthodox Church.In the Orthodox Church the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun. This practice follows the Biblical account of creation: “And there was evening[...]
St. Euthymius the Great
St. Euthymius the Great
Jan 20 all-day
St. Euthymius the Great
Saint Euthymius the Great came from the city of Melitene in Armenia, near the River Euphrates. His parents, Paul and Dionysia, were pious Christians of noble birth. After many years of marriage they remained childless,[...]
Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM
Divine Liturgy
Jan 20 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Divine Liturgy @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
The word liturgy means common work or common action. The Divine Liturgy is the common work of the Orthodox Church. It is the official action of the Church formally gathered together as the chosen People[...]
Annual Meeting 12:30 PM
Annual Meeting
Jan 20 @ 12:30 PM
Annual Meeting @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Annual Parish meeting. After coffee hour.
St. Maximus the Confessor
St. Maximus the Confessor
Jan 21 all-day
St. Maximus the Confessor
Saint Maximus the Confessor was born in Constantinople around 580 and raised in a pious Christian family. He received an excellent education, studying philosophy, grammar, and rhetoric. He was well-read in the authors of antiquity[...]
Apostle Timothy
Apostle Timothy
Jan 22 all-day
Apostle Timothy
The Holy Apostle Timothy was from the Lycaonian city of Lystra in Asia Minor. Saint Timothy was converted to Christ in the year 52 by the holy Apostle Paul (June 29). When the Apostles Paul[...]
Fast
Fast
Jan 23 all-day
Fast @ Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Fasting day (no meat, dairy, poultry, fish, wine, or oil).
Coffee & Books 6:45 AM
Coffee & Books
Jan 23 @ 6:45 AM
Coffee & Books @ Bellingham | Washington | United States
A time for members to get together, have some coffee and discuss books.
Great Vespers 7:00 PM
Great Vespers
Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM
Great Vespers @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Great Vespers service of the Orthodox Church.In the Orthodox Church the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun. This practice follows the Biblical account of creation: “And there was evening[...]
St. Xenia of Rome
St. Xenia of Rome
Jan 24 all-day
St. Xenia of Rome
Saint Xenia of Rome, in the world Eusebia, was the only daughter of an eminent Roman senator. From her youth she loved God, and wished to avoid the marriage arranged for her. She secretly left[...]
St. Xenia of St. Petersburg
St. Xenia of St. Petersburg
Jan 24 all-day
St. Xenia of St. Petersburg
Saint Xenia lived during the eighteenth century, but little is known of her life or of her family. She passed most of her life in Petersburg during the reigns of the empresses Elizabeth and Catherine[...]
Greek Class 6:00 PM
Greek Class
Jan 24 @ 6:00 PM
Greek Class @ Bellingham | Washington | United States
A class to learn New Testament (Koine) Greek. All are welcome!
Fast
Fast
Jan 25 all-day
Fast @ Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Fasting day (no meat, dairy, poultry, fish, wine, or oil).
St. Gregory the Theologian (Nazianzen)
St. Gregory the Theologian (Nazianzen)
Jan 25 all-day
St. Gregory the Theologian (Nazianzen)
Saint Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople, a great Father and teacher of the Church, was born into a Christian family of eminent lineage in the year 329, at Arianzos (not far from the city[...]
Great Vespers 7:00 PM
Great Vespers
Jan 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Great Vespers @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Great Vespers service of the Orthodox Church.In the Orthodox Church the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun. This practice follows the Biblical account of creation: “And there was evening[...]
Translation of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom
Translation of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom
Jan 27 all-day
Translation of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom
Saint John Chrysostom This great ecumenical teacher and hierarch died in the city of Comana in the year 407 on his way to a place of exile. He had been condemned by the intrigues of[...]
Matins 8:00 AM
Matins
Jan 27 @ 8:00 AM
Matins @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
The morning service of the Church is called Matins. It opens with the reading of six morning psalms and the intoning of the Great Litany. After this, verses of Psalm 118 are sung:God is the[...]
Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM
Divine Liturgy
Jan 27 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Divine Liturgy @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
The word liturgy means common work or common action. The Divine Liturgy is the common work of the Orthodox Church. It is the official action of the Church formally gathered together as the chosen People[...]
St. Ephrem the Syrian
St. Ephrem the Syrian
Jan 28 all-day
St. Ephrem the Syrian
Saint Ephraim the Syrian, a teacher of repentance, was born at the beginning of the fourth century in the city of Nisibis (Mesopotamia) into the family of impoverished toilers of the soil. His parents raised[...]
St. Isaac the Syrian
St. Isaac the Syrian
Jan 28 all-day
St. Isaac the Syrian
Saint Isaac the Syrian, Bishop of Ninevah, lived during the sixth century. He and his brother entered the monastery of Mar Matthew near Ninevah and received the monastic tonsure. His learning, virtue, and ascetic manner[...]
New Martyrs of Russia
New Martyrs of Russia
Jan 29 all-day
New Martyrs of Russia
The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia were Orthodox Faithful who suffered during the Soviet period (1917 to 1991) for their faith. The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia glorified the New Martyrs and Confessors[...]
Great Vespers 7:00 PM
Great Vespers
Jan 29 @ 7:00 PM
Great Vespers @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Great Vespers service of the Orthodox Church.In the Orthodox Church the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun. This practice follows the Biblical account of creation: “And there was evening[...]
Fast (FWO)
Fast (FWO)
Jan 30 all-day
Fast (FWO) @ Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Fasting day (fish, wine, and oil allowed).
Three Holy Hierarchs
Three Holy Hierarchs
Jan 30 all-day
Three Holy Hierarchs
Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom: During the eleventh century, disputes raged in Constantinople about which of the three hierarchs was the greatest. Some preferred Saint Basil[...]
Coffee & Books 6:45 AM
Coffee & Books
Jan 30 @ 6:45 AM
Coffee & Books @ Bellingham | Washington | United States
A time for members to get together, have some coffee and discuss books.
Great Vespers 7:00 PM
Great Vespers
Jan 31 @ 7:00 PM
Great Vespers @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Port Townsend | Washington | United States
Great Vespers service of the Orthodox Church.In the Orthodox Church the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun. This practice follows the Biblical account of creation: “And there was evening[...]