Diocese of the West http://dowoca.org/ 60 2017 DOW ASSEMBLY PAGE UP!! http://dowoca.orthodoxws.com/2017_assembly.html Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of the West http://dowoca.orthodoxws.com/2017_assembly.html FEBRUARY FINANCIAL REPORTS AVAILABLE http://dowoca.orthodoxws.com/reports_financial.html Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of the West http://dowoca.orthodoxws.com/reports_financial.html NEW LITURGY AND LENTEN MUSIC POSTED http://dowoca.org/news_170301_1.html Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p>New files have been uploaded to our website for your use.</p> <p><a href="/files/music/Anaphora---Jerusalem.pdf">Anaphora - Jerusalem</a><br /><a href="/files/music/Anaphora-Custer.pdf">Anaphora - N. Custer</a><br /><a href="/files/music/Cherubic-Sophron-LM.pdf">Cherubicon - Sophronievskya</a><br /><a href="/files/music/Triodion/canon-of-st-andrew-of-crete.pdf">Canon of St. Andrew - L. Margitich</a><br /><a href="/files/music/Triodion/God-is-with-usCarpatho.pdf">God is with Us - Carpatho-Russian Chant</a><br /><a href="/files/music/Triodion/O_Lord_of_hosts.pdf">Remain with Us - Serbian Chant, Tone 6</a><br /><a href="/files/music/Triodion/Have-Mercy-On-Us.pdf">Have Mercy on Us - Valaam Chant/LM</a></p> Diocese of the West http://dowoca.org/news_170301_1.html DIOCESAN SUSPENSION ANNOUNCED http://dowoca.org/news_161014_1.html Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, has announced the following <a href="/files/uploads/2016/Patterson.docx">discipline</a>.</p> Diocese of the West http://dowoca.org/news_161014_1.html Pilgrimage-Conference Cruise to Alaska http://dowoca.org/news_170316_1.html Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p>With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West and the support of His Grace, Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska, a pilgrimage cruise and conference-at-sea will be held September 2-9, 2017.</p> <p>A flyer and detailed information, including speakers and topics, costs, etc., <a href="http://eurekafirstchurch.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=8966012cb629ebccb43e47d2d&amp;id=d39377cd6f&amp;e=dfcda86210">are available on-line.</a></p> <p>Sailing from Seattle to explore Juneau, Sitka, Glacier Bay, and other sites on the Holland America Eurodam, participants will attend a wide variety of daily lectures, services and workshops.&nbsp; Bishop David will host the pilgrims in Sitka, and the lecturers will include Archpriest Michael Oleksa, a recognized authority on Alaskan history and spirituality, and Archpriest Laurent Cleenewerck, Rector of Saint Innocent Church, Eureka, CA, who will lecture on &ldquo;Spirit, Soul and Body.&rdquo;</p> <p>Registrations should be made as soon as possible as only 27 of the 50 spots needed to complete the group have already been filled.</p> Diocese of the West http://dowoca.org/news_170316_1.html URGENT - Appeal for assistance http://dowoca.org/news_170308_1.html Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p><em>His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, has blessed this appeal to our diocese.</em></p> <p>Update on Appeal to help Fr. John and Matushka Kyra Nightingale</p> <p>Dear to God,</p> <p>Christ is in our midst! Blessed Clean Week. As we continue our Lenten Journey, I wanted to update you on the <strong>Appeal To Help Fr John and Matushka Nightingale</strong>, especially since Great Lent is a time when we are called to focus on almsgiving. Fr John had fallen after a Presanctified Liturgy over a year ago. He has not returned home since that fall at the church. While he has regained sensation in his arms and legs, he is unable to walk and has minimal use of his arms and hands. Technically, he would be considered a quadraplegic. Since the appeal letter went out on January 31, 2016, we have received $37,278.00 for which they are most grateful.</p> <p>By way of reminder, please see the following from my earlier letter:</p> <p><em>Last year during Great Lent, after the Presanctified Liturgy, Fr. John was not feeling well and went out to the portch for fresh air. At some point he passed out and fell over the railing injuring his, neck, vertebrea and spinal cord. He has been in the hospital since that time receiving receiving therapy. Initially, he lost all use of his arms and legs. After months of therapy, Fr. John is now able to feed himself, but still unable to walk. Due to the lack of strength in his arms and legs he is unable to transfer himself from his bed to a wheel chair and is due to return home at this time. He will require nursing assistance and a lift to transfer him from the bed to a wheel chair. Medically, he is considered a parapalegic.</em></p> Diocese of the West http://dowoca.org/news_170308_1.html Orthodox LIFE School - UPDATED http://dowoca.org/news_170305_1.html Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://dowoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/Adventure-poster.jpg&archive=0&final_h=65&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>This summer a unique summer discipleship week long program will be offered at the monastery of St John of San Francisco in Manton, California. The program is called &ldquo;Orthodox LIFE School&rdquo; and it targets young men and women from 18-30 years. The school will be led by Fr. Innocent (Green), superior at the monastery, and assisted by Fr. Andreas Blom and Fr. Theodor Svane.</p> <p>"Life in Christ is an exciting adventure," says Fr. Andreas. &ldquo;As Christians, we never have a reason to be bored! It has been on our hearts to offer a program for young Orthodox Christians, which will challenge and equip them to follow Christ in today&rsquo;s world. We have certainly seen a need for this, and young adults in our parishes have been asking for it.&rdquo;</p></div> Diocese of the West http://dowoca.org/news_170305_1.html Orthodox Pilgrimage: Celtic Isles of Scotland and Northumberland http://dowoca.org/news_161202_2.html Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://dowoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/12-02/2017-Celtic-Pilgrimage.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=89&percent=100"><p>The Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints (<a href="http://www.mullmonastery.com">www.mullmonastery.com</a>) is sponsoring a pilgrimage to the Celtic Islas of Scotland anbd Northumberland July 23-August 1, 2017. The cost is $1,600.00 per person.</p> <p>The week of the pilgrimage we are spending in the Scottish Isles costs 1600 dollars per person. This includes:<br />- accommodation on the Isle of Mull for the entire period;<br />- three rented cars for our use on Mull (which we shall have to drive);<br />- this also covers the transport from Glasgow to Oban, as well as gettig from Scotland to Northumbria.<br />- all food (breakfasts, dinners and packed lunches);<br />- entries to all visited places;<br />- three ferries (one to to Mull; two to Iona);<br />- a private-hire motor boat (to take us to St Brendan&rsquo;s Isle);<br />- a private-hire sailing boat (to take us to St Kenneth&rsquo;s Isle).<br />The cost is built on the assumption that there will be eight paying pilgrims (two families, sharing double-bed rooms; and four singles, sharing rooms with two single beds).</p></div> Diocese of the West http://dowoca.org/news_161202_2.html