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, or if you are an Orthodox Christian and plan to receive Holy Communion, please 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 Monday evening at 7:00P PM.  Call 425 231-4917 for directions.
    Posted Sep 12, 2017, 11:59 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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Apostles' Fast

(Second Monday after Pentecost through June 28)
The Apostles' Fast is a fast that was undertaken by the disciples of Jesus Christ following the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Having rejoiced for fifty days following Pascha, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the apostles began to prepare for their departure from Jerusalem to spread Christ's message. As part of their preparation, they began a fast with prayer to ask God to strengthen their resolve and to be with them in their missionary undertakings. The Apostles' Fast is not as strict as Great Lent or the Dormition Fast, but entails abstaining from red meat, poultry, meat products, eggs, and dairy products, fish, wine and oil. Fish is allowed on Saturdays and Sundays, and wine and oil are allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Nativity of the Forerunner and Baptist John (June 24)

On June 24 in the Holy Orthodox Church we celebrate the Nativity of the venerable and glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John.

Six months before his appearance in Nazareth to the All-holy Virgin Mary, the great archangel of God, Gabriel, appeared to Zacharias the high priest in the Temple at Jerusalem.  Before he announced the miraculous conception to the unwed Virgin Mary, the archangel announced the miraculous conception to the childless old woman Elizabeth.  Zacharias did not immediately believe the words of the herald of God and this is why his tongue was tied with dumbness and remained as such until eight days after the birth of John.  On that day, the relatives of Zacharias and Elizabeth gathered for the young child’s circumcision and for the sake of giving him a name. When they asked the father what name he wishes to give to his son and being dumb, he wrote on a tablet: “John.”  At that moment he could speak again.  Herod heard of this news and sent soldiers to slay the children throughout Bethlehem, including the Forerunner. Herod’s executioners killed Zacharias between the court and the temple; his blood coagulated and petrified on the stone pavers and remained a perpetual witness against Herod.  Elizabeth hid with the child in a cave where she died soon after.  The young child John remained in the wilderness alone under the care of God and God’s angels.
By his intercessions, O God, have mercy on us.  Amen



Thought for the Day

Martyrs Isauros, Basil, Innocent, Hermes, Felix and Peregrinos of Athens; Martyrs Manuel, Sabel and Ismael of Persia; Venerable Joseph and Pior, disciples of Anthony the Great; Martyr Nectan of Hartland



Saints of the Day

The Lord arranges everything for our benefit and spiritual instruction, according to His mercy and wisdom; but we, due to our weakness and passionate habit, understand poorly – like infants. -- St. Leo of Optina