We are an Eastern Orthodox church in Vancouver, WA.
We invite you to join us for worship and fellowship!
In spite of our sinfulness, in spite of the darkness surrounding our souls, the Grace of the Holy Spirit, conferred by baptism in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, still shines in our hearts with the inextinguishable light of Christ ... and when the sinner turns to the way of repentance the light smooths away every trace of the sins committed, clothing the former sinner in the garments of incorruption, spun of the Grace of the Holy Spirit. It is this acquisition of the Holy Spirit about which I have been speaking.
Our dear Matushka* Mary was recently diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic lung cancer after a year of suffering from recurring pneumonia, bronchitis, chronic cough, several infections, wheezing and fatigue. While the diagnosis does explain her prolonged illness, it came as a shock to her family, friends and our church community.
Her husband, Fr. Dimitri Perez, has been the pastor of our parish for eleven years, and for all these years, Matushka Mary has been helping him in his ministry, and has been doing a lot of work herself in the church community and beyond.
Matushka Mary is a Licensed Psychologist Associate, specializing in work with children, teens and their families and has a private practice which helps supplement income to support her family, which includes their precious and only son Benjamin.
As of this week, Matushka Mary has temporarily suspended her private practice due to her recent diagnosis, in order to seek treatment and work toward healing. Because the family relies heavily on her income for financial support, we are asking for your generous donation in support of her medical treatment and her family's needs, which will be both numerous and extensive due to insurance not covering all of these needed treatments.
* Matushka means mother in Russian and refers to the title of honor that is used to refer to an Orthodox Priest's wife.
If you wish to donate with a check, please make it payable to "Holy Apostles Orthodox Church", earmark "Mary Perez" and mail to:
Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
3214 N St
Vancouver, WA 98663
May God bless you!!!
Holy Apostles presents Taste of Orthodoxy - its first annual church festival.
When: September 24th, 11am - 5:30pm
Where: 3214 N St, Vancouver, WA 98663
The festival events include:
If you are interested in sponsoring our festival, please read about how to contribute here, complete the form, and return it by August 31st.
Looking forward to seeing you at the festival!
All photos have been moved to a new location: http://photo.holy12.org.
Along with the move, several new albums (2014 and early 2015) were posted. Enjoy!
Baptisms of Andrew Burkett and Maxim Domico - posted in the gallery!
Christ is Risen! Христос Воскресе!
Pascha Picnic pictures have been posted!
Many years to the newly illumined Dionysius (Jack) and Katherine (Linda)! See the pictures!
Many years to the newly baptised Isidora (Jennifer) Yoo!. The pictures are here.
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.