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.    

Although most people think of Greek Orthodox or Russian Orthodox etc. when they see    the term “Eastern Orthodox,” we are a community of English-speaking Americans an       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

  • Procession of the Holy Cross (August 1) On August 1, in the Holy Orthodox Church, we commemorate the Procession of the Holy Cross.This feast was established jointly by the Greeks and Russians in the time of ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2015, 10:40 PM by Julian Gheorghiu
  • Luncheon with Metropolitan JOSEPH, August 15th Luncheon with Metropolitan JOSEPH Saturday, August 15thFeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos Where: St. Andrew Orthodox, Arlington, WA 230 E Burke, Arlington, WA 98223 When: Saturday, August 15 ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2015, 12:16 PM by Julian Gheorghiu
  • Cathehism at the Sommer's Please join us for catechism on Monday evenings at 6:30pm at the Sommer home
    Posted Nov 5, 2014, 10:47 PM by Julian Gheorghiu
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DORMITION FAST

The Feast of the Dormition is preceded by a two-week fast, referred to as the Dormition Fast. From August 1 to August 14 (inclusive) we fast from red meat, poultry, meat products, dairy products (eggs and milk products), fish, oil, and wine. The Dormition Fast is a stricter fast than either the Nativity Fast (Advent) or the Apostles' Fast, with only wine and oil (but no fish) allowed on weekends. As with the other Fasts of the Church year, there is a Great Feast that falls during the Fast; in this case, the Transfiguration (August 6), on which fish, wine and oil are allowed.

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