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    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 calenda
r 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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Luke the Apostle and Evangelist (October 18)

On October 18 in the Holy Orthodox Church we commemorate the holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke.
He was born in Antioch.  In his youth, he excelled in his studies of Greek philosophy, medicine and art.  During the ministry of the Lord Jesus on earth, Luke came to Jerusalem, where he saw the Savior face to face, heard His saving teaching and was witness to His miraculous works.  Coming to belief in the Lord, Luke was numbered among the Seventy Apostles, and was sent out to preach.  With Cleopas, he saw the resurrected Lord on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24).  After the descent of the Holy Spirit, Luke returned to Antioch and there became a fellow worker of the Apostle Paul and traveled to Rome with him, converting Jews and pagans to the Christian Faith.  At the request of Christians, he wrote his Gospel in about the year 60.  Following the martyrdom of the great Apostle Paul, Luke preached the Gospel throughout Italy, Dalmatia, Macedonia and other regions.  He painted three icons of the Most-holy Theotokos—one of which is protected by the nuns of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya in Syria. He also wrote icons of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.  Hence, Luke is considered to be the founder of Christian iconography.  In old age, he visited Libya and Upper Egypt.  From Egypt he returned to Greece, where he continued to preach and convert many with great zeal despite his old age.  In addition to his Gospel, Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles and dedicated both works to Theophilus, the governor of Achaia.  Luke was 84 years old when the wicked idolaters tortured him for the sake of Christ and hanged him from an olive tree in the town of Thebes, in Boethia.  The miracle-working relics of this wonderful saint were transported to Constantinople in the reign of Emperor Constantius, the son of Constantine.

By his holy intercessions, O God, have mercy upon us. Amen.







Saints of the Day

Apostle Luke the Evangelist; Martyr Marinos the Elder at Anazarbos; Venerable Theodore and Simeon; New-martyr Gabriel of Egypt; Peter of Cetinje



Thought for the Day

"Behold, thou art made whole; sin not more. Experience proves that sins and passions destroy the health of the soul and the body, whilst the victory over the passions affords heavenly tranquility and health both of the soul and the body." -- St. John of Kronstadt