A parish of the Orthodox Church in America
A parish of the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America, Portland, Oregon
8th SUNDAY OF PASCHA, June 4, 2023
In the Church’s annual liturgical cycle, Pentecost is “the last and great day.” It is the celebration by the Church of the coming of the Holy Spirit as the end—the achievement and fulfillment—of the entire history of salvation. It is also the celebration of the beginning: it is the “birthday” of the Church.
Scripture readings: Acts 2:1-11; John 7:37-52, 8:12.
Commemorated feasts and saints: Holy Pentecost: Feast of the Holy Trinity. St. Metrophanes, first Patriarch of Constantinople (325-326). Righteous Martha and Mary, the sisters of Lazarus (1st c.). Ven. Methodius “Peshnosha”, disciple of Ven. Sergius of Rádonezh (1392). Martyrs Frontasius, Severinus, Severian, and Silanus, of Gaul (1st c.). Martyr Concordius of Spoleto (ca. 175). Hieromartyr Astius, Bishop of Dyrrachium in Macedonia (ca. 110). Venerable Father Zosima the Bishop of Babylon (6th c.).
Regular weekly schedule*
6 p.m. Great Vespers
8:30 a.m. Matins
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
9:10 a.m. Hours and Divine Liturgy
*This is the usual schedule. Check the calendar for changes.
Hymnography of Church Feasts
Our choir director, Tracey Edson, discusses Church hymnography for various feast days on selected Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Here are the upcoming dates:
- June 10th — Pentecost
- July 29th — Transfiguration
- August 19th — Dormition
An ongoing Food Drive began December 4. There are collection stations upstairs in the parish hall on the shelves near the masks. Please bring new new, unexpired, non-perishable foods. A list posted on the shelves near the dropoff area upstairs indicates the most-needed items. The food will be donated to Oregon Food Bank or other local food boxes. If you would like to volunteer to help drop off donated food, please speak with Cheri Wilson.
Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
Email Fr. John for information about upcoming inquirers’ classes.
Book Study Group Thursdays at noon (in person)
Fr. John leads a book study group that meets Thursdays at approximately noon. He has purchased a small number of copies of the book Christ in the Psalms by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon. Please contact Fr. John to get a copy for $15.
Bible Study Group Tuesday evenings (in person)
Fr. John also leads an in-person Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings.
Morning Prayer (Zoom)
Every weekday we offer a short (15- to 20-minute) morning prayer by Zoom. This is a great way to start the day together with fellow Orthodox Christians. We meet at 8:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join!
To join the meeting, please follow the link: Join Zoom Morning Prayer
Zoom Meeting ID: 850 3708 1187
Friday Evening Discussion Group (Zoom)
Please join us at 7 p.m. Fridays to read and discuss the Holy Scriptures and learn about the major Orthodox Saints. On different weeks, we cover chapters from the books of the New and the Old Testaments, and the lives of the Saints. Everyone is welcome to join. To receive a link to the Zoom meeting, please contact Dn. Igor Beskorovaynyy
Meeting schedule: Friday Discussion Group Schedule
Russian Bible Study / Discussion Group (Zoom)
For Russian-speaking people, we offer a weekly evening Bible Study/Discussion Group Thursdays at 7 p.m.. If you would like to participate in the group, please contact Dn. Igor Beskorovaynyy
- Tuesday, May 30 — Bible study 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 31 — Akathist to the Mother of God (Healer of Cancer) 6 p.m.
- Thursday, June 1 — Hours 9:10 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Book study 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday, June 3 — Vigil for Pentecost 6 p.m.
- Sunday, June 4 — Pentecost. Hours 9:10 a.m. Divine Liturgy followed by Vespers with Kneeling Prayers 9:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, June 6 — Bible study 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 7 — Vespers 6 p.m.
- Thursday, June 8 — Hours 9:10 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Book study 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday, June 10 — Great Vespers, confessions 6 p.m.
- Sunday, June 11 — All Saints. Matins 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
See the online calendar for further details.