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We are an Eastern Orthodox church in Vancouver, WA.
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Quote of the day

Grant us by Thy grace O Lord, that like the wise virgins who were ready by their good works, our way of life shall also be watchful, that we shall not sit in darkness, with darkened souls, in darkness of mind, but that through prayer we may look forever on the shining splendor of Thy grace. Expel, O Lord, by the daily light of Thy knowledge the nocturnal darkness of our mind, that being enlightened it may serve Thee in the purity of its regeneration.

— Saint Ephraim

Holy Week and Pascha Schedule - Расписание богослужений Страстной Седмицы

Saturday, April 12th - Lazarus Saturday (Лазарева Суббота)

  • 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, (Божественная Литургия)
  • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers with Lity (Великая Вечерня)

Sunday, April 13th - Palm Sunday (Вербное Воскресенье)

  • 7:30 a.m. Matins (Утреня)
  • 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Божественная Литургия)
  • ~ 12:00 p.m. Bridegroom Matins following the lunch (Утреня сразу после трапезы)

Monday, April 14th - Great and Holy Monday (Великий Понедельник)

  • 8:30 a.m. Presanctified Liturgy (Литургия Преждеосвященных Даров)
  • 6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins (Утреня)

Tuesday, April 15th - Great and Holy Tuesday (Великий Вторник)

  • 8:30 a.m. Presanctified Liturgy (Литургия Преждеосвященных Даров)
  • 6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins (Утреня)

Wednesday, April 16th - Great and Holy Wednesday (Великая Среда)

  • 8:30 a.m. Presanctified Liturgy (Литургия Преждеосвященных Даров)
  • 6:30 p.m. Holy Unction (Соборование)

Thursday, April 17th - Great and Holy Thursday (Великий Четверг)

  • 9:00 a.m. Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil with foot washing (Литургия Василия Великого с омовением ног)
  • 6:30 p.m. Matins/12 Passion Gospels (Утреня с чтением 12-ти Евангелий Святых Страстей)

Friday, April 18th - Great and Holy Friday (Великая Пятница)

  • 9:00 a.m. Royal Hours with Great Vespers (Царские Часы и Вечерня с Выносом Плащаницы)
  • 6:30 p.m. Holy Saturday Matins with Lamentations (Утреня Великой Субботы, Плач Богоматери)

Saturday, April 19th - Great and Holy Saturday (Великая Суббота)

  • 9:00 a.m. Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, followed by meal of fruit, wine & bread (Вечерня, Литургия Василия Великого, трапеза из фруктов, вина и хлеба)
  • 11:30 p.m. Resurrection Vigil: Paschal Matins & Divine Liturgy followed by Pascha Baskets and breaking of fast (Полунощница, Крестный Ход, Пасхальная Утреня, Божественная Литургия. Благословение пищи сразу после Литургии, около 2:30-3:00 утра)

Sunday, April 20th - Pascha (Пасха)

  • 1:00 p.m. Agape Vespers with Gospel in many languages followed by Pascha picnic (Вечерня с чтением Евангелия на многих языках и праздничный пикник)

New baptism pictures!

Baptisms of Andrew Burkett and Maxim Domico - posted in the gallery!

Pascha Picnic 2013

Christ is Risen! Христос Воскресе!
Pascha Picnic pictures have been posted!

Baptism of Dionysius and Katherine McMonigle

Many years to the newly illumined Dionysius (Jack) and Katherine (Linda)! See the pictures!

Baptism of Isidora Yoo

Many years to the newly baptised Isidora (Jennifer) Yoo!. The pictures are here.

New pictures in the gallery!

Several new albums have been added to the gallery!

Baptism of Elisabeth Van Denend

Congratulations to the Van Denend family on the baptism of their beautiful girl Elisabeth! Many years to the newly illumined, her parents and sponsors! Follow the link to the photo album.

Eight newly illumined!

On August 28 (Feast of the Dormition), eight people have been baptised and chrismated at Holy Apostles! For a small parish this is not a small event! May God grant many years to the newly illumined! See the pictures.

Bishop Benjamin visits Holy Apostles!

His Grace Bishop Benjamin visited our parish at the new location on March 27th, 2011. See the pictures in the gallery.

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