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
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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