Christmas Divine Liturgy

On Sunday, December 24th/January 6th, His Grace, Bishop Sergios of Portland, will be serving Divine Liturgy at our mission at 9:30 am.  A coffee hour will follow.

At 6 pm on January 6th, a Vigil will be held for the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord, and on January 7th, the Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of the Lord will be celebrated at 9:30 am.  Following Divine Liturgy, a Christmas Feast will be held, and Christmas carols will be sung.

For more information regarding Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, including directions, please visit: http://www.sspp-tucson.org/

Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!  Merry Christmas!

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The Metropolis of Toronto and the Diocese of Portland

Recently, the Holy Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians met regarding the organization of the Church of the G.O.C. in America, and came to the decisions as follows in this link:

http://www.hotca.org/eparchial-synod/announcements/389-announcement-of-the-establishment-of-the-metropolis-of-toronto-and-the-diocese-of-portland

Many years to His Grace, Bishop Sergios of Portland!

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Holy Week and Pascha Services 2012

The schedule of Reader services for Holy Week and Pascha is as follows.  We hope that you can join us for one or more of these services.  Kalo Pascha!
  • Holy Monday, April 9, Bridegroom Matins at 6:30 PM
  • Holy Tuesday, April 10, Bridegroom Matins at 6:30 PM
  • Holy Wednesday, April 11, Holy Thursday Matins at 6:30 PM
  • Holy Thursday, April 12, Holy Friday Matins (12 Gospels) at 6:30 PM
  • Holy Friday, April 13, Royal Hours at 9:30 AM, Holy Saturday Matins (the Lamentations) at 6:30 PM
  • Holy Saturday, April 14, Reading from the Acts of the Apostles beginning at 10:30 PM; Midnight Office at 11:30 PM; Paschal Matins, Paschal Hours, and Typika at 12:00 midnight
  • Pascha Sunday, April 15, Agape Vespers at 1:00 PM, followed by the Festal Meal and Easter egg hunt for the little ones
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Services in March

His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Portland and the Western US, will be visiting our mission this weekend, March 10th and 11th. Vespers will be at 6 pm on Saturday and Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am on Sunday, followed by a Lenten meal. We hope you will join us!

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Services in February-Liturgy Cancelled

Fr Constantine Parr of the Holy Nativity of the Theotokos Cathedral in Portland, OR will be serving Vespers at 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 11th, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday, February 12th, at 9:30 am at Sts Peter and Paul Orthodox Church.  Following services on Sunday, there will be a modest meal.

We hope to see you there!  Any questions, feel free to contact us.

Fr Constantine has fallen ill with a very bad cold and will not be serving this weekend.  He asks for our prayers.  Reader’s services will still be conducted at the usual time this weekend, with Reader’s Vespers at 6 pm on Saturday and the Hours and Typica on Sunday at 9 am.

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Services This Weekend

His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Portland and the West, will be visiting our mission on Saturday, December 10th for Vespers at 6:00 pm and on Sunday for Divine Liturgy starting at 9:20 am.

If you are able to attend, we would be honored by your presence!  As always, there is a meal with fellowship after the services on Sunday.  Please note that the baptism that was previously mentioned has been postponed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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Bishops Visit From Greece

Clergy visit the Columbia River Gorge. L to R: Their Eminences Metropolitan Moses of Portland and the Western US and Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica, His Grace Bishop Photios of Marathon, and Fr George Psaromatis

Last week, on October 12th-14th n.s., 2011, His Eminence Metropolitan Chrysostomos ofAttica and His Grace Bishop Photios of Marathon visited our Cathedral of the Holy Nativity of the Theotokos in Portland, Oregon. Vespers was served in the evening of the 12th, with Divine Liturgy being served in the morning of the 13th.  Following Divine Liturgy, brunch was served with talks given by the hierarchs.  Our Cathedral was spiritually enriched by the visit of two of our hierarchs from Greece, and we are very thankful that they made the trip to Portland and our Cathedral.

We pray that His Eminence and His Grace will have a good rest of their journey as they visit other parishes of the Holy Metropolis of the GOC of America, and that they also have a safe return to Greece.

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