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The Holy Spirit-The Paraclete Western Orthodox Church US

An Extra-territorial Parish of the Orthodox Church of France
celebrating the Divine Liturgy of Saint Germanus of Paris

RECENT SITE UPDATE: MAY 12, 2017 ANNO DOMINI

Welcome to our website!

May Christ our True God bless you and keep you,
May He make His Face to shine upon you and have mercy on you,
May He turn His Countenance toward you and give you His Peace,
May our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ bless you,
In the Name of the Fa†ther, and of the † Son, and of the Holy † Spirit! Amen.

J.O.I.E

Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Benedict

OUR LITURGY, TEMPLE & CALENDAR

CURRENT UPDATE: October 14(NS)/01(OS), 2017


SEPTUAGINT PSALM 32:12

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, a people He has chosen as an Inheritance for Himself!
Blessed is the nation whose Elohim is YEHOVÀH, the people He has chosen for His Inheritance.
Beata gens cuius est Dominus Deus eius populus quem elegit in Hereditatem Sibi.
μακάριον τὸ ἔθνος, οὗ ἐστιν κύριος ὁ θεὸς αὐτοῦ, λαός, ὃν ἐξελέξατο εἰς κληρονομίαν ἑαυτῷ.
אשׁרי הגוי אשׁר־יהוה אלהיו העם בחר לנחלה לו׃

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation
that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained”

George Washington’s Inaugural prayer/prophecy at St. Paul’s Chapel (Ground Zero) April 30, 1789.

George Washington's Prayers

WASHINGTON'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS at the Federal Building, NYC April 30, 1789.

WASHINGTON'S INAUGURAL Prayer for the United States of America April 30, 1789.

George Washington’s Prophecy of the Coming Invasion of America


SEPTUAGINT DANIEL 3:89

O give thanks to the Lord for He is Good; because His Mercy endures forever!
Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus: quoniam in saeculum Misericordia Eius.
ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ κυρίῳ, ὅτι χρηστός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.

A CLARION CALL FOR AMERICA'S ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS TO REPENTANCE AND ACTION!

The Orthodox Christian Family: God First, the Family as an Adjunct to That Commitment.
Sharing For Thought: Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna


Deification and worship with content and efficacy.
Sharing For Thought: Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna

SEPTUAGINT Psalm 80:14-15

''If My people had heard Me, if Israel had walked in My Ways, I would have humbled their enemies QUICKLY; and I would have laid My Hand upon those oppressing them.''
Utinam populus Meus audiret Me, Israel ambularet in Viis Meis: confestim deprimerem inimicos eorum, et contra adversarios eorum verterem Manum Meam.
εἰ ὁ λαός μου ἤκουσέν μου, Ισραηλ ταῖς ὁδοῖς μου εἰ ἐπορεύθη, ἐν τῷ μηδενὶ ἂν τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτῶν ἐταπείνωσα καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς θλίβοντας αὐτοὺς ἐπέβαλον τὴν χεῖρά μου.

''If My people WILL HEAR Me, if AMERICA WILL AGAIN WALK in My Ways, HOW quickly WILL I HUMBLE their enemies, and upon their oppressors WILL I LAY My hand''. AN INTERPRETATION!

OUR LORD'S OPEN DOOR POLICY FOR ALL WHO WILL FOLLOW HIS WORDS!!

A PARTICULAR LITANY

Dec: For this temple, for this city and all who live here, for our country and all who serve in its government, especially for the servants of God, OUR PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP, OUR VICE PRESIDENT MICHAEL R. PENCE and all of our leaders who love Righteousness and Integrity; let us ask for the Strength of God, the Gentleness of Christ and the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit: that their hearts may be like streams of water in the hands of our God, that wherever it pleases Him, He may direct them and that they may willingly follow, so that we may all live in peace and tranquility. Let us pray to the Lord. Let us pray to the Lord.
All: Kyrie † eleison.

Dec: For the repentance of those still in power who have sponsored and passed legislation that violates the Law of God, that they might unjustly and unrighteously lord it over the people and dominate those who have been entrusted to their care. Let us pray to the Lord.
All: Kyrie † eleison.

Dec: For the downfall of all governments and the removal from office of all governmental authorities who despise Righteousness and Integrity and that their office be given to the ONLY ONE WHO IS WORTHY, OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST! Let us pray to the Lord.
All: Kyrie † eleison.

''Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.'' [John Adams]

''The Constitution is NOT an instrument for the government to RESTRAIN THE PEOPLE, it is an instrument for THE PEOPLE TO RESTRAIN the government, lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.'' [Patrick Henry 1736-1799]

''We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We've staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.'' [1778 to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia -- James Madison]

''Posterity - you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.'' [John Quincy Adams, our fifth president]

''When the people find they can vote themselves money,
that will herald the end of the republic.'' [Benjamin Franklin]

''SAVING THE WORLD FROM SUICIDE''

''You Can't Fix Stupid!''

From Eden to Today -- NOT WITHOUT JESUS CHRIST ANYWAY!

Thank you for visiting our home page which is dedicated to the GLORY OF OUR LORD GOD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST through His Servants, 'Saint Germanus of Paris', [496-576A.D.] and Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco [1896-1966A.D.]!

This section is dedicated to Saint John of Shanghai & San Francisco [French site]

and Patron of our Western Orthodox Church!


Saint John celebrating the 'Pontifical Liturgy of Saint Germanus'
at the Cathedral of Saint Irenaeus in Paris.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN (MAXIMOVITCH)THE WONDERWORKER, OF SHANGHAI AND SAN FRANCISCO

ARCHBISHOP JOHN THE WONDERWORKER

THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION :: A SHORT HOMILY OF ST JOHN THE WONDERWORKER

HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ABROAD by St. John (Maximovich) of Shanghai and San Francisco

WHAT CHRIST WAS PRAYING IN THE GARDEN? :: ARCHBISHOP JOHN THE WONDERWORKER

TOWARDS AN ORTHODOX FRANCE :: A SERMON OF ST JOHN THE WONDERWORKER

ON THE SPIRITUAL REGENERATION OF FRANCE

ORTHODOX FRANCE :: THE HOLY BISHOPS OF VIENNE

THE DECLINE OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE

Life and Works of Monseigneur John, [French site] Bishop of Saint-Denis consecrated by the Holy Archbishop Saint John (Maximovitch) of San Francisco in 1964.

PRAYER FOR CHURCH UNITY OF MONSEIGNEUR JEAN NECTAIRE FIRST BISHOP OF THE ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH OF FRANCE

"Merciful Lord, Almighty Father, we implore You, through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit the Consoler; make our Orthodox Catholic Church of France to come out of Her isolation, so that She may be recognized by other Churches and that She may enter into perfect communion with the Churches of the Diaspora and the Eastern Patriarchates.
"Enlighten their understanding, breathe into them goodness and love for us, remove that which can bring harm to the union of hearts, and, if we have sinned, and we sin still, help us to not fall into the traps of the demons, and through Your infinite mercy pardon us; for there is not a man who does not sin; You alone are without sin, pardon and cover our failures.
"O Lord our God, One of the Trinity, see the affliction of our heart and, by the power of Your Name, accord us union with all, so that we may glorify You with joy, You, O Three-fold Unity, unto the ages of ages. Amen"

ORTHODOX EUROPE AND AMERICA

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Our Church here in the United States was established in 1984 "under the Omophorion" of His Eminence Monseigneur GERMAIN, Bishop of Saint-Denis, hierarch of the Orthodox Church of France[L'ECOF].

We celebrate the Divine Liturgy of Saint Germanus of Paris 'French Edition'; 'English Edition': the restored "Gallican Liturgy" that was authorized by the Moscow Patriarchate in Western Rite Ukase No. 1250, dated June 23, 1936 which also announced the reception of the ecclesiastical organization of the Western Orthodox parishes. While the restored liturgy can not be declared to be identical to that which was in use in Gaul [ancient France 425 - 900A.D.] and celebrated by our western ancestors, nevertheless, it is as faithful a restoration as is possible when compared with the extant sources currently available.

'La Liturgie Gallicane' in French or 'Gallican liturgy' and its Mozarabic, Celtic and Milanese variations, the roots of which are to be found in the 'Liturgy of Ephesus' brought to Lyons by Saint Irenaeus, disciple of Saint Polycarp who was the disciple of Saint John the Evangelist, used to cover almost all of Christian Europe (England, France, German Rhineland, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and northern Italy) belong to the family of Western Liturgies, which also includes the Roman liturgy of Central Italy. These liturgies were eventually forced from common usage in the West when unity and uniformity became synonymous, and the Frankish-Latin emperors imposed the Roman liturgy upon the Churches in the West as detailed in the writings of Rev. Fr. Ioannis S. Romanides, (1927-2001).

WESTERN ORTHODOXY

QUESTION: Why the Western Orthodox Church or more precisely the Orthodox Church of the West, when the Eastern Orthodox Church (Orthodox Church of the East) already exists? This question is legitimate and is one that we believe is satisfactorily answered here:


TOWARDS AN ECCLESIOLOGY FOR THE WEST - An Apologia by Monseigneur GERMAIN, Bishop of Saint-Denis!

[Translated from the French by Sithuraj Ponraj, JCD]

THE QUESTION OF CANONICITY: Recently we have received a number of queries regarding this matter. We hope that the information presented below will be of interest and assistance in providing an interpretation of the canon(s) and the Orthodox traditional understanding with regard to this question.


A: CANONICITY versus Non-recognition!

The canonical Calvary of the Orthodox Church of France from the work of Hieromonk Conrad - Saturday, October 9, 2010
CONSEIL DES EVEQUES ORTHODOXES D¡¦EUROPE

B: CANONICITY

Part One: Canonical Restoration

Part Two: Canonical Situation

ON THE QUESTION OF WESTERN ORTHODOXY: Letter from Patriarch Sergii of Moscow to Vladimir N. Lossky

APOLOGIA FOR WESTERN ORTHODOXY by Vladimir Lossky in English

THE ORTHODOX WESTERN RITE

THE WESTERN RITE AND THE EASTERN CHURCH - J.J. Overbeck and his outline for the reestablishment of the Orthodox Church in the West: by the Rev'd David F. Abramtsov

NB: Fr. David Abramtsov wrote THE ARTICLE THAT FOLLOWS in the 1960s, and covered developments only up to about 1960. Thus information with respect to Antiochian developments is out of date.
Updated information has been provided regarding L'ECOF not provided in the article. The Orthodox Church of France - L'ECOF - formerly known as The Orthodox Catholic Church of France is ¿non-canonical? [PLEASE REFER TO THE SECTION ABOVE entitled THE QUESTION OF CANONICITY:] and ¿largely disappeared?.
PLEASE VISIT THE L'ECOF WEBSITE REGARDING HER PLACES OF WORSHIP


A BRIEF HISTORY OF WESTERN ORTHODOXY: by the Rev'd David F. Abramtsov

SOME NOTES ON THE HISTORY AND LITURGICAL PRACTICE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF FRANCE: by Fr. Francis DesMarais

SPECIAL CONNECTIONS!

We are pleased to offer this link to a German-Language site on Western Orthodoxy.


We are pleased to offer this link to: Vicariato Jean de Saint-Denis, Buenos Aires

When visiting those sites which are not in English, we offer you this translation site to assist you:

We are Orthodox Christians whose ancestors are from the West - ancient Gallia-Gaul/France, Iberia-Spain, Hibernia-Ireland, Britannia-England, Germania-Germany, etc., who have discovered the One True Faith of JESUS CHRIST as lived and taught in the (undivided) One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. We have re-discovered the heritage of this Ancient Church of the West which fell asleep in the tenth century and we desire to share this with you.
And should the Holy Spirit set you on a pilgrimage to (re-)discover the fullness of the Faith, "...which was once for all delivered to the saints" [Jude 1:3], perhaps you will be open to His promptings and allow Him to guide your steps should He even lead you in this direction.

ABOUT THE ORTHODOX FAITH:

For those of you visiting an Orthodox website for the first time and are unfamiliar with the Orthodox Faith, we will be offering you links to those Orthodox sites that we have found to give a good explanation of our Faith, which is the Faith of the One and Undivided, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
The Truth of Orthodoxy by Nicholas Berdyaev
About the Orthodox Faith
Holy Scripture In The Orthodox Church Compiled by Father Demetrios Serfes
About the Bible
A Dictionary of Orthodox Terminology

THE EUCHARIST - THE BREAD OF LIFE


EUCHARIST
JESUS - The BREAD of LIFE
Concerning the EUCHARIST - The Bread of Life.
EUCHARISTIC BREAD-Leavened or Unleavened

On Frequent Communion by Hieromonk (Staretz) Arsenius

N.B. The background color is keyed to our liturgical cycle: White/Silver/Gold - Nativity & Pascha; Green - Epiphanytide & Pentecost; Violet - Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Quinquagesima, Quadragesima (Great Lent), Passiontide; Dark Blue - Advent (Nativity Lent); Rose - Laetare and Gaudete Sundays; Red - Special Feastdays (Pentecost Sunday, Lazarus Saturday, Feasts of Martyrs, et.al.); Black - Great and Holy Friday.

So, while our Home Page and linked pages are under construction, we invite you to visit often and travel with us on an exciting journey, as we continue to "re-discover" our Western Orthodox Heritage!!

In His Service,
Archpriest George Young, Pastor
20012 Williams Highway
Williams, OR 97544-9500
PHONE: (541) 846-6935

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