Welcome
to our Christian Orthodox Mission website


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 calendar for service times.
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

         

  


   

What's Happening

  • Women's Group News Women's Group every other Tuesday evening at 7:00 -8:15 pm beginning May 8. We will meet at Lisa Krauter's and Fr. David will lead as we ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2017, 11:12 AM by St Thomas
  • Cathehism at the Sommer's Please join us for catechism on Monday evenings at 6:30pm at the Sommer home.
    Posted Apr 5, 2016, 10:57 AM by St Thomas
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Scheduled Events


Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ (May 25)

On this day, the Thursday of the sixth week of Pascha, we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ.

After His Resurrection, Jesus remained on earth for forty days, appearing to His Disciples in various places. He ate, drank and conversed with them, verifying and assuring His Resurrection.  On the fortieth day after Pascha, Jesus appeared to His Disciples in Jerusalem.  He gave them His last commandment, to go forth and preach in His Name to all the nations.  At the same time, He told them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait until they were clothed with the power from on high by the descent of the Holy Spirit upon them.  Having said this, Jesus led His Disciples to the Mount of Olives.  Then He lifted up His hands and blessed them.  And as He was speaking to them with words of fatherly blessing, Jesus departed from them and ascended into Heaven, being received by a shining cloud, indicating His divine majesty.  He gradually disappeared from the sight of the Disciples as they gazed at Him.  And as they stood thus, two angels in brilliant white robes appeared to them in the form of men and said to them: Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into Heaven?  This same Jesus, Who is taken from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into Heaven. In these words is fulfilled and defined the doctrine concerning the Son of God and His Word, in the Confession of Faith.  After our Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled all His great dispensation for us, He ascended in glory into Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God the Father.  His Disciples returned from Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, rejoicing in the promise of the coming of the Holy Spirit.

O Christ our God, Who didst ascend in glory, have mercy on us. Amen.















Saints of the Day

Michael the Confessor, bishop of Synnada; New-martyr Luke; Myrrh-bearer Mary, wife of Cleopas; translation of the relics of Leontios the wonder-worker, bishop of Rostov; Euphrosinia of Polotsk


 
                

Thought for the Day

"Our suffering is, by God’s grace and mercy, transformed into a path by which we can ascend to the Heavenly Kingdom." -- His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH