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We invite you to look around and get a feel for our church. If you're not currently  member of our church - we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to one  of  our weekly services.  And of course, feel free to reach out and call our Priest Father David. Most people think of Greek Orthodox, Russian or other East European Orthodox Countries when they see the term “Orthodox”. We are a community of English-speaking Americans and our services are in English. Our Archdiocese is originally from Antioch, which can trace its roots back to the same Antioch mentioned in the book of Acts where believers were first called “Christians.”
The Antiochian Orthodox branch of Orthodoxy   was brought to America by immigrants starting more than 100 years ago. Now many parishes in North America are like ours, English-speaking Americans from various religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
We invite you to visit our small but growing community. Be sure to check   our calenda
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If you have any questions, please feel free to email Fr David directly or call him at (425) 737-6123.
We hope you and your family will have a warm and spirit-filled experience with us as we worship and fellowship together at our services.   

Many blessings to you,

Fr. David Sommer

(425) 737-6123

         

  


   

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29)


On August 29 in the Holy Orthodox Church we commemorate the beheading of the holy, honorable, glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John.

Herod Antipas, son of the Herod who slew the young children in Bethlehem at the time of the Savior’s birth, ruled of Galilee when John the Baptist preached.  The evil Herod put away his lawful wife, the daughter of Prince Aretas, and took Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, to live with him while Philip was still alive.  John the Baptist stood up against this lawlessness and strongly denounced Herod, at which Herod threw him into prison and ordered him beheaded.  The event is recalled in today’s Orthros and Liturgy Gospel lections.  John’s disciples took the body of their teacher by night and buried it, but Herod tore out John’s tongue with a needle and then buried his head in an unclean place.  God quickly punished the evildoers.  Prince Aretas, to avenge his daughter’s honor, attacked Herod with his army and brought him to his knees.  As exiles, Herod and Herodias lived in need and debasement until the earth opened and swallowed them up. Salome, Herodias’ daughter, came to a bad end in the river Sikaris.  The Church commemorates the beheading today because a church that had been built over his grave in Sebastia by Emperor Constantine and Empress Helena was consecrated on this day.

Through his intercessions, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us, and save us.  Amen.







Saints of the Day

Martyrs Floros and Lauros of Illyria; Venerable Sophronios of St. Anne Skete on Athos; Venerable Barnabas and Christopher of Mt. Mela; New-martyr Demetrios; Venerable Arsenios the New of Paros; repose of Venerable John of Rila



Thought for the Day

"As you come together in love for one another, you will draw in many other people seeking after the love with which you have been so richly blessed." -- His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH