Matching Grant – Almost There!

Dear faithful, Glory be to Jesus Christ! We are getting very close to meeting out goal for the matching grant, which expires on July 13! If you remember, the matching grant (of up to $75,000) was announced at our annual meeting in November last year. Since then we have raised $62,342 (which, doubled, amounts to $124,684)! […]

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Church Reopening (Phase 2)

Right now, we typically have to Liturgies every week: Saturday, 9.00 am and Sunday 9.00 am.  This may vary depending on special feasts and celebrations. We will also have weekly Vespers on Saturday night at 6.00 pm.  Observe the following: We are limited to around 40 people in any service. Therefore, in order to attend you will need to […]

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Church Reopening (Phase 1)

We will begin to open the door for people to come back to services again. However, it will be a gradual re-opening with several temporary measures that you need to be aware of and observe. They have been directed by our Archbishop but are also in compliance with the recommendations of the State of Oregon. Some will likely […]

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Building Project and Property Update (October 2019)

This past year has been a busy one. In January, we identified the next two major projects and estimated costs: Sewer Extension Project at $40,000 and Sitework Project at $300,000. Additionally, we also identified two smaller projects to satisfy requirements set by Talent Irrigation District and Jackson County. In order to maintain our water rights, […]

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What Does the Chant “Eternal Memory” Mean at Memorial Services?

By John Sanidopoulos (Source) When we chant “eternal memory” (“αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη”) at the end of Memorial Services and Funerals, it is often falsely assumed that this memory of the departed be preserved on earth not only in the minds of loved ones, but even for many generations after. In fact, however, this hymn is not […]

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