Saint Katherine Orthodox Church http://www.stkatherine.org/ 60 Mission specialists to give talk http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140812_3.html Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stkatherine.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Ruckers.jpg&archive=0&final_h=147&final_w=150&percent=100"><p>St. Katherine will have the&nbsp;honor of hosting two Orthodox mission specialists who can tell us the remarkable story of thousands of former Catholics in Guatemala who converted to Orthodoxy. Father David and Presbytera&nbsp;Rozanne Rucker will give their presentation&nbsp;on Tuesday, Aug. 19 during the time normally reserved for the catechesis class. &nbsp;</p></div> Saint Katherine Orthodox Church http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140812_3.html Fundrasing Gala Event for St. Katherine http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140804_2.html Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stkatherine.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2014-Gala.jpg&archive=0&final_h=264&final_w=360&percent=100"><p>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&nbsp;flyer at left to view the details and/or print the invitation.&nbsp;</p></div> Saint Katherine Orthodox Church http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140804_2.html Cruise to Orthodox Alaska http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140122_1.html Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stkatherine.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Ninilchuk-X2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=173&final_w=260&percent=100"><p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;Detailed information, including rates and agenda, may be found at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.orthodoxcruises.com/">www.orthodoxcruises.com</a>.</p></div> Saint Katherine Orthodox Church http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140122_1.html IOCC aid to Gaza violence victims http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140812_2.html Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stkatherine.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/gaza.jpg&archive=0&final_h=113&final_w=150&percent=100"><p>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&nbsp;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 <a href="http://iocc.org/news/8-1-14jwbg-iocc-responds.aspx"><span style="color: #0066cc;">http://iocc.org/news/8-1-14jwbg-iocc-responds.aspx</span></a>&nbsp;</p></div> Saint Katherine Orthodox Church http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140812_2.html Visit of Our Lady of Czestochowa icon http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140804_1.html Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stkatherine.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Black%20Madonna/Madonna_1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=233&final_w=350&percent=100"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Lucida Sans','sans-serif'; font-size: 10.5pt;">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 </span><span style="background: white; color: #4b4b57; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; font-size: 10.5pt;">Ewa Kowalewska,</span><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Lucida Sans','sans-serif'; font-size: 10.5pt;">&nbsp;leader of the Polish chapter of Human Life International. &nbsp;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&rsquo;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&rsquo;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. </span></p></div> Saint Katherine Orthodox Church http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140804_1.html IOCC aid to Gaza victims http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140812_1.html Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stkatherine.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/gaza.jpg&archive=0&final_h=101&final_w=135&percent=100"><p>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&nbsp;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 <a href="http://iocc.org/news/8-1-14jwbg-iocc-responds.aspx"><span style="color: #0066cc;">http://iocc.org/news/8-1-14jwbg-iocc-responds.aspx</span></a>&nbsp;</p></div> Saint Katherine Orthodox Church http://www.stkatherine.org/news_140812_1.html