The “Spokane Favs” website has published a story on the Great Blessing of Water ceremony of Bear Lake celebrated by Fr Timothy Wilkinson and St Luke here in Spokane. The article (with pictures), written by Tracy Simmons, may be found here: https://spokanefavs.com/st-lukes-orthodoxcelebrates-theophany-with-outdoor-water-blessing/ As well as below: St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church in North Spokane celebrated the […]
Baby Elijah was baptized on Saturday, Nov. 16th, 2019. This was the first baptism at St. Luke Orthodox Church.
During the celebration of St. Nicholas Day, none other than St. Nicholas himself made an appearance at the Church. St. Nicholas told the gathered children several stories about his life before tossing bags of gold chocolate coins to all who were gathered around him. Just as he appeared in the church mysteriously; soon he was […]
Because Saint Nicholas of Myra, celebrated on December 6, is remembered for generosity and gentleness, one event in his life surprises many people. It happened at the Council of Nicaea in 325, which both he and the heretic Arius attended. The well-spoken Arius was confidently trying to convince the Council to accept his teaching that […]
November 20, 2019 · Fr. Lawrence Farley Much of the hymnography adorning our Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple causes the raising of eyebrows—talk about Mary being escorted into the Holy of Holies by Zechariah the high-priest and remaining there, being miraculously fed by an angel. How is it that any female was […]
Fr. Gregory Horton, of Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, directed the Building a Better Marriage retreat at St. Luke on Saturday, November 16. Fourteen participating couples heard Fr. Gregory speak about how ego and self-centerdness are the enemies of marriage. Christian marriage is to be focused on humility, service, and forgiveness. Several […]
On the weekend of October 12th – 13th Archbishop Benjamin traveled to Spokane, Washington, where he visited St. Luke Orthodox Church https://spokaneorthodoxchurch. com/, a new mission of the Diocese of the West, and gave a lecture at Whitworth University. Events began on Saturday when Vladyka joined 20 people for an OCF brunch at the home […]
October 10, 2019 Whitworth University is honored to host Archbishop Benjamin of the Orthodox Church in America. He will hold a discussion on Eastern Orthodox liturgy and liturgical books on Monday, Oct. 14, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall, Room 111. The event is free and open to the public. Archbishop Benjamin’s visit coincides […]
Archbishop Benjamin will present a lecture at Whitworth University on Monday, October 14th at Whitworth University in Weyerhaeuser 111. The title of his lecture is Orthodoxy Liturgy and Books. This is the first of four lectures sponsored by the Whitworth Library highlighting its exhibit of liturgical books.
Reflections in Christ / Fr. Lawrence Farley /October 2, 2019 In the rough and tumble world of online discussion of just about any current theological issue, eventually one is sure to come across a denunciation of the God of the Old Testament. His detractors deride Him as cranky, vengeful, wrathful, unreasonable, arbitrary, blood-thirsty, and (in the always colourful […]