St. Katherine Orthodox Mission in Kirkland, Washington is a vibrant, fast-growing Orthodox Christian parish serving the Eastside of Lake Washington near Seattle.
Our faith, worship, and community is a continuation of the 2,000-year-old Orthodox Church—the original Christian Church. If you are unfamiliar with Orthodoxy, or would like to learn more about our parish and faith, please explore our site.
Or better yet, join us at our parish, for to truly understand Orthodoxy, one has to experience it. As the Apostle Philip says in John 1:46, “Come and see."
A Liturgical Understanding of Holy Week
On Friday, April 3, our 40 days of Lent draw to a close, and the following day, Lazaraus Saturday, begins perhaps the most liturgically rich season of the Church year, as our Lord enters Jerusalem to shouts of praise, ends his time on this earth nailed to the Cross, and conquers death on Holy Pascha. The services of this week recount the history of man, from the expulsion from Paradise to our salvation in the Risen Lord. Few explained the beauty of this liturgical progession better than Father Alexander Schmemann. To better understand the services of Holy Week…. (more)