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Welcome to St Katherine Orthodox Mission!

Welcome to the website of St. Katherine Orthodox Mission located in  Kirkland, Washington.

If you are unfamiliar with Orthodoxy or would like to know more, please see the section About Orthodoxy. A book or collection of texts can only go so far, though. To understand Orthodoxy beyond historical facts and theological truths requires one to experience it. As the Apostle Philip said to Nathanael in John 1:46 "... Come and see."

St. Katherine Mission was established by parishioners of St. Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle living on the east side of Lake Washington. We are located on 132nd Ave NE, just south of NE 143rd Place, across from the Kamiakin Junior High School . We have services on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings every week, as well as on special feast days. All services are in English. Bible study and an Inquirer's class are each held weekly. Bible study is open to anyone regardless of affiliation. The Inquirer's course is open to anybody who has an interest in knowing  more about the Orthodox Faith. Please see our Calendar for a schedule of these and other events.

If you have any questions please contact our priest, Father Barnabas Powell. We hope you will come and experience the contemporary worship of the early Church!

Recent News
IOCC aid to Gaza violence victims - 08/12/14

International Orthothodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding with aid to help residents of the Gaza strip who are have lost homes and are fleeing the current round of hostilities between Israel and Islamic militants. This includes about 700 people, mostly women and children, who have found refuge inside St. Porphyrius Greek Orthodox Christian Church in Gaza City's Al Zeitoun neighborhood. IOCC personnel are putting their safety and even their lives as they work to alleviate the suffering that is a constant in this part of the world. If you would like to support the IOCC's efforts, please visit 

Visit of Our Lady of Czestochowa icon - 07/10/14

Saint Katherine Church was blessed by a visit of the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna, a faithful replica of the 2000-yr-old original residing in Poland. The visit on July 10 was one stop in a worldwide pilgrimage for the icon, which was written by Ewa Kowalewska, leader of the Polish chapter of Human Life International.  She gave the icon to a Russian Orthodox pro-life organization as a gift. The Russians conceived the idea of sending the icon on a pilgrimage through Russia and Europe to bring Orthodox and Catholic Christians together in prayer to the Mother of God that a culture of life be restored. Planning for the pilgrimage began in January 2012, and the pilgrimage left Vladivostok, on Russia’s Pacific coast, in June 2012. It visited more than 20 European countries before arriving in the United States in August 2013, where it has traveled throughout North America. Following the visit to St. Katherine’s, the icon left for Vancouver, and then for other stops in the Pacific Northwest, California, Arizona, and then on to Central and South America.

Upcoming Events
Fundrasing Gala Event for St. Katherine

Please join us--and invite your friends and family--on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a wonderful evening to benefit the St. Katherine Mission Building Fund. Click on the flyer at left to view the details and/or print the invitation. 

Cruise to Orthodox Alaska

A cruise and conference at sea will be held September 6-13, 2014. The event, with the blessing and presence of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West, and the support of Bishop-elect David (Mahaffey) of the historic diocese of Alaska, will involve exploration of Juneau, Sitka, Glacier Bay, and other sites on the Holland America Westerdam. Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of daily lectures, services, and workshops offered by Archpriest Michael Oleksa, a recognized authority on Alaskan history and spirituality, and Priest Laurent Cleenewerck, Rector of Saint Innocent Church in Eureka, CA, who is also an academic and author. Only 100 slots are available for this event, and registrations are accepted now on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 Detailed information, including rates and agenda, may be found at

Contact Us

Church address:
14216 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

Mailing address:
PO Box 993
Woodinville, WA 98072-0993
(425) 623-3653


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