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."

Journey to Pascha: The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim

The weekday services of Lent include the Lenten prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian, through which we ask God for the virtues that are essential for Christian life:

Oh Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk.

But give me instead the spirit of chastity,humility, patience, and love. 

O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge others. For blessed are Thou, unto ages of ages.  Amen.