-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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Sunday of Forgiveness [Cheese Fare] (February 18)

Today, in the Holy Orthodox Church, we make remembrance of the exile of the first-fashioned, Adam, from the Paradise of delight.
It is the Sunday of Forgiveness, known also as Cheese Fare Sunday. Today’s lesson from the Holy Gospel teaches us about forgiveness and fasting, and how both are crucial to our own return to Paradise. The divine Fathers also set the anniversary of the exile of Adam from the Paradise of bliss on this day, at the entrance of Great Lent, to show us by deed as well as word how great is the benefit that accrues to man from fasting and repenting; and, on the contrary, how great the harm that comes from destructive gluttony and from disobedience to the divine commandments. The sin of gluttony resulted in Adam and Eve’s banishment from Paradise, because they disobeyed God by eating from the tree which He had forbidden them. The Church reminds us of this event to encourage us to return to that ancient glory and primeval happiness by means of fasting and obedience to God and His commandments.

By Thine ineffable compassion, O Christ our God, make us worthy of the delight of Paradise and have mercy on us, as Thou art alone the Lover of mankind. Amen.worthy of the delight of Paradise and have mercy on us, as Thou art alone the Lover of mankind. Amen.








Saints of the Day


Leo the Great, pope of Rome; Agapitos the Confessor, bishop of Synnada in Phrygia; Venerable Colman, bishop of Lindisfarne





Thought for the Day

"If God is love, charity should know no limit, for God cannot be confined. Any time is the right time for works of charity...A generous spirit is itself great wealth. There can be no shortage of material for generosity where it is Christ who feeds and Christ who is fed." -- St. Leo of Rome