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I am finishing up my midwifery apprenticeship and plan to be a real midwife early in 2014!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Vespers at Holy Trinity

I want to put this out there for all local Portland area people! Paul is trying something new out for Saturday evening Vespers. Vespers is an evening service, to usher in the new day--liturgically, the new day starts at sunset, thus "evening and morning, were the first day" according to the Genesis account of Creation.

We are going to be having an all-English Vespers at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. It will be a shortened version of the Vespers service, starting at 5:30 and ending at 6:00 pm. It is designed to be sung by the congregation. Then there will be a 30 minute discussion about selected social issues. The first topic, which will be tomorrow, September 8, will be Morality in Entertainment. We will have a guest speaker on November 10, Dn. Euthym Kontaxis, who is also a medical doctor. A few of the other topics in the future will be: alternative lifestyles; Islam and Christianity; Christianity in business; humanism, iconography and sacred art; and organ donation.

The services will continue every Saturday evening, starting at 5:30.

The Vespers services and talks will occur at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, which is located at 3131 NE Glisan St. I hope to see you there!


Mimi said...

Sounds wonderful!

Molly Newman said...

I'd love to attend the discussion of humanism, iconography and sacred art. Will you keep me in the loop?

architect said...

HI! Finally updated my blog (guess i needed a break - no guarentees that it will be frequent) Caught up on yours - you have been busy! Loved those artichokes (as soon as I can, I'll plant those and asparagus!)
Well, just thought I'd say, 'hey!'