Welcome to Holy Apostles!

We are an Eastern Orthodox church in Vancouver, WA.
We invite you to join us for worship and fellowship!

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Quote of the day

God rests in holy places; that is (in) the Theotokos and all the Saints. These are they who have become likenesses of God as far as it is possible, since they have chosen to cooperate with divine election. Therefore, God dwells in them.

— Saint John of Damascus

Memory Eternal!

Our dear Matushka Mary peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on February 12, 2018.

This week's services at Holy Apostles are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 6:30pm: Canon for the Departed
  • Wednesday, 6:30pm: Canon for the Departed

The funeral services will be taking place at Church of the Annunciation, 13515 SE Rusk Rd, Milwaukie, OR:

  • Thursday, 6pm: Funeral Vigil
  • Friday, 8:30am: Hours
  • Friday, 9:00am: Divine Liturgy, followed by mercy meal
  • Friday afternoon: burial at St. John the Forerunner Monastery in Goldendale, WA.

If you are coming from out of town and need a place to stay, please contact us via the contact form (category: other).
Several of our parishioners can provide accommodations.

If you would like to donate towards the funeral expenses, please do so here: https://www.youcaring.com/perez
All proceeds go directly to Fr. Dimitri.

Help the Perez family face cancer

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' new photo gallery

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!

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