Orthodox Washington
Washington Orthodox Clergy Association


2014 WOCA Lenten Vespers

Each year during Great Lent WOCA clergy and faithful gather at special Sunday afternoon Vespers (5:00 pm) to pray, share a small homily and have refreshments.

Please join us during this 2014 Lenten Season!

 
March 9 – Sunday of Orthodoxy:
Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Homilist: Ms Anastasia P. Barksdale

March 16 –St Gregory Palamas:
St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, 21236 Poplar Way, Brier, WA 98036
Homilist: Fr John Pierce

March 23 – Holy Cross:

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 1714 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Homilist: Fr Yuri Maev

March 30 – St John Climacus:

St Katherine Orthodox Mission, 14216 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98084
Homilist: Fr David Hovik

April 6 –St Mary of Egypt:
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Avenue, East, Seattle, 98109
Homilist: Fr Seraphim Majmudar

Previous Lenten Vespers - Sunday of Orthodoxy at St Spiridon Cathedral

WOCA Lenten Vespers Season in 2011 began at St Spiridon Cathedral in Seattle

Clergy and faithful from Western Washington gathered for Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers marking the beginning of the 2011 Lenten Season. During this Great Lent season, WOCA annually sponsors Vesperal services at various churches in Western Washington. A short sermon is presented by WOCA clergy at the conclusion of each Vespers service. Come and Pray with us during this Great Lent season!



Previous Lenten Vespers - Sunday of Orthodoxy at St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral hosted WOCA Vespers for the first time - 03/08/09

Ushering in the 2009 season of Great Lent, we celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy at St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle's Capitol Hill District. Local clergy and faithful from the Greater Seattle and Puget Sound area joined together celebrating the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers. Upon entering the Cathedral, local clergy and faithful venerated Icons and relics of Saints arranged in a semi-circular fashion beneath the Cathedral's grand chandelier. The service wasn't complete without Clergy and Faithful processing round St Nicholas Cathedral amidst Seattle's skies mixed with sunlight and later with a bit of hail and snowflakes. Vespers concluded with a short homily delivered by Fr John Strikland of St Katherine Mission (OCA) of Kirkland in Seattle's Eastside.
 

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Annual Events - The Twelve Great Feasts

 

September 8th - Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos



September 14th - Universal Exaltation (Elevation) of the Life-Creating Cross



November 21st - The Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple



December 25th - The Nativity of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ



January 6th - The Theophany (Epiphany) of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ



February 2nd - Meeting of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple



March 25th - The Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos



Sunday Before Pascha - Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem



Forty (40) Days After Pascha - The Ascension of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ



Fifty (50) Days after Pascha - Pentecost: The Descent of the Holy Spirit



August 6th - The Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ



August 15th - The Falling-asleep (Dormition or Assumption) of the Most-Holy Theotokos