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
Commemoration of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea & Righteous Nicodemus (April 30)
On this day, the third Sunday of
Pascha, in the Holy Orthodox Church, we celebrate the feast of the holy
Myrrh-bearing women. And we also make commemoration of Joseph of
Arimathea, who was a secret disciple, and Nicodemus, who was a disciple
The women went
to Christ’s tomb on Holy Pascha to anoint His body, only to discover it
empty. We know the names of only seven of these women: Mary Magdalene;
Mary the Mother of James and Joses; Joanna the wife of Chuza; Salome the
mother of the sons of Zebedee; Susanna; and Mary and Martha, the
sisters of Lazarus. Joseph was a rich and noble man, and a member of the
Privy Council of Jerusalem. He dared to ask Pilate for the undefiled
body of our Savior, which he took and buried in his own tomb.
Accompanying Joseph to the sepulcher was Nicodemus, a Jerusalemite who
was one of the leaders of the Pharisees. Nicodemus brought 100 pounds of
myrrh and aloes to scent and embalm the body of Christ.
By the intercessions of the holy Myrrh-bearers, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.