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XAPIΣ KAI EIPHNH || GRATIA ET PAX || GRACE AND PEACE!!

The Holy Spirit-The Paraclete Western Orthodox Church US

Our Liturgy, Temple & Calendar

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

Western Orthodoxy: An Innovation or a Reclamation?

by Fr. Stephen Empson

Gift To All From Christ!


SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE RESURRECTION

“The Good Shepherd”

Divine Liturgy Proper


”The Life-Giving Spring which gushes forth from our Redeemers Cross;
Continues to draw lambs to the New Paradise of the Church:

"The Sheepfold of the Good Shepherd!"

Christ is risen from the dead, alleluia!

[This is the first antiphon for First Vespers for this day from the Divine Office of Saint Germanus of Paris]

Scripture Reading(s) for First Vespers of the day:

    Lectio Prophetica-Old Testament: Apocalypse 3:14-22

Scripture Readings for the Liturgy of the day:

    Lectio Prophetica-Old Testament: OMITTED
    Lectio Apostolica-Epistle: 1 Peter 2:21-25
    Lectio Evangelica-Gospel: John 10:11-16


The Great Elevation

Christ is Risen, alleluia!

He is truly Risen, alleluia, alleluia!

[The versicle and response are from the Divine Liturgy of Saint Germanus of Paris for the day ]

CALENDAR OF THE DAY

April 22(NS)/09(OS), 2012

FEASTDAY OF SAINT(S):

PROCHORUS, One of the Seven Deacons, Bishop of Nicomedia, Martyred at Antioch; [†Ist C.]

Commemoration of Saints:

MARCELLUS of Avignon, Bishop of Die(FR) [†474]
HUGH, Bishop of Rouen and of Paris, Abbot of Fontenelle, Abott of Jumieges [†730]
WALDETRUDIS, Widow-Abbess of Mons [†688]


[R] Relic of Saint in our Temple

Some sources for our Western Saints is found at:

LATIN SAINTS OF THE ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE OF ROME

ORTHODOX SAINTS OF WESTERN EUROPE

ORTHODOX SAINTS OF BRITAIN

THE ORTHODOX PAGES



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Sanctuary - Facing East



Reliquary with Relic of the True Cross



Main Reliquary of the Saints



OUR TEMPLE HAS BEEN BLESSED AS A REPOSITORY
FOR THE RELICS OF THESE SAINTS:

PETER, PAUL, ANDREW, JAMES THE GREAT, JAMES THE LESS, MATTHEW, THADDEUS, THOMAS, SIMON, MATTHIAS, PHILIP, BARTHOLOMEW, LUKE, JOSEPH (SPOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY), JOHN THE BAPTIST

Saint JOHN of Shanghai & San Francisco, Bishop, Wonderworker

Saint MARTIN of Tours, Bishop, Confessor, Patron of France
Saint BASIL the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, Doctor of the Church
Saint GREGORY the Great, Pope
Saint MILTIADES, Pope-Martyr
Saint ANACLETUS, Pope-Martyr
Saint BONIFACE of Crediton, Apostle of Germany, Archbishop-Martyr
Saint FREDERICK of Utrecht, Bishop-Martyr
Saint MAXIMILIAN of Lorsch, Bishop-Martyr
Saint BLAISE of Sebaste, Bishop-Martyr
Saint LAWRENCE of Rome, Deacon-Martyr
Saint GEORGE the Great, Tribune-Martyr
Ss TYRSUS, PALMATIUS, BONIFATIUS, Companions of the Theban Legion, Martyrs at Trier
Saint MAURICE (MAURITIUS), Commander of the Theban Legion, Martyr at Agaunum
Saint FELICIANUS of Foligno, Bishop-Martyr of Umbria
Saint EDWARD the Martyr, King of England
Saint CHARUS, Deacon-Martyr
Saint PACIFICUS, Martyr
Saint PANTALEIMON of Nicomedia, Physician, Martyr
Saint AGNES of Rome, Virgin-Martyr
Saint AGATHA of Rome, Virgin-Martyr
Saint BARBARA of Nicomedia, Virgin-Martyr
Saint CHRISTINA of Tyre, Virgin-Martyr
Saint VALERY of Limoges, Virgin, Martyr
Saint DAMASUS, Pope
Saint BENEDICT II, Pope
Saint PATRICK of Armagh, Bishop, Confessor
Saint HILARY of Poitiers, Bishop, Confessor
Saint REMIGIUS of Rheims, Bishop, Confessor
Saint LUPUS of Sens, Bishop, Confessor
Saint SERVATUS of Tongres, Bishop, Confessor
Saint DOGMAEL of Wales, Monk at Brittany
Saint RADEGUNDA of Poitiers, Queen of France, Abbess
Saint GENEVIEVE of Nanterre, Virgin, Patroness of Paris
Saint SCHOLASTICA of Montecassino, Virgin, Nun
Saint MONICA of Carthage, Mother of Blessed Augustine
Saint SERGIUS of Radonez, Wonderworker

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Parishes of the Orthodox Church of France


SANCTORAL CALENDAR - IN PROCESS


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); Light Blue - Feasts of our Lady; 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
PHONE: (541) 846-6935


Site established January 23, 1997, on the feast of Saint Ildephonsus (Alphonso,Hildefuns,Ildefonsus,Ildefonso,Ildefons), bishop of Toledo, Spain.


This parish celebrates using the Julian Calendar and the Eastern Paschalion.


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