A parish of the Orthodox Church in America
A parish of the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America, Portland, Oregon
New Martyr of Russia Alexander Hotovitzky was born in Russia and served in North America and Finland before returning to Russia to serve at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow.
He participated in the Russian Church Council of 1917-18 and worked closely with Patriarch St. Tikhon in administration of the Church. After a series of conflicts with the Bolshevik government, he was subjected to arrests and exile by the Bolshevik government. He died as a martyr sometime after 1937, and his place of burial is unknown.
Scripture readings: Hebrews 13:7-16; Luke 12:32-40; Ephesians 4:1-6; Luke 17:12-19
Commemorated feasts and saints: Glorification of Hieromartyr Protopresbyter Alexander (Hotovitzky) (1994). Greatmartyr Barbara and Martyr Juliana, at Heliopolis in Syria (ca. 306). Ven. John of Damascus (776). St. John, Bishop of Polybotum (8th c.).
Hymnography of Church Feasts
Choir director Tracey Edson will discuss the hymnography of upcoming Church feasts. Presentations begin at 4:45 p.m. on Saturdays before Vespers.
December 17 — Nativity
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.
Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
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.
Inquirers’ classes to begin in September (in person)
Inquirers’ classes will take place Saturday afternoons beginning September 17 at 4 p.m. in the choir room in the parish hall. Classes are a requirement for anyone intending to become Orthodox, but are open to anyone interested, including parishioners wanting a refresher. Email Fr. John to express your interest.
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
- Wednesday, November 30 — St. Sebastian Dabovich of San Francisco. Hours and Liturgy 9:10 a.m.
- Thursday, December 1 — Book study 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday, December 3 — Parish-wide cleanup 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No inquirers’ class. Pan-Orthodox Great Vespers 5 p.m. at St. George Orthodox Church, followed by OCMC benefit dinner at 6 p.m.
- Sunday, December 4 — St. Alexander Hotovitsky, St. John of Damascus, St. Barbara. Matins 8:30 a.m. Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
- Monday, December 5 — Great Vespers for St. Nicholas and reception in the Fellowship Hall 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 6 — St. Nicholas Feast Day. Hours and Liturgy 9:10 a.m.
- Thursday, December 8 — Book study 11:30 a.m.
- Friday, December 9 — Conception of the Theotokos
- Saturday, December 10 — Inquirers’ class 4 p.m. Great vespers and confessions 6 p.m.
- Sunday, December 11 — Matins 8:30 a.m. Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
See the online calendar for further details.