Diocese of the West http://www.dowoca.org/ 60 MAY 2017 FINANCIAL REPORTS AVAILABLE http://dowoca.orthodoxws.com/reports_financial.html Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of the West http://dowoca.orthodoxws.com/reports_financial.html 2017 DOW ASSEMBLY PAGE UP!! http://dowoca.orthodoxws.com/2017_assembly.html Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of the West http://dowoca.orthodoxws.com/2017_assembly.html "Tiny-House" Orthodox Chapel http://www.dowoca.org/news_170601_1.html Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.dowoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/06-01/34611904550_1335d24c2c_z.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><em>"Sow, sow everywhere, even on rock. You never know, it might come up.&rdquo;<br />- Fr. Sophrony of Essex</em></p> <p>When every life matters, how can the Church proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ where it counts: where people are? How can she reach the emerging generation? As the worthy work of wrestling with this question continues, perhaps in the meantime a mere presence might be worthwhile. Holy Theophany parish in Colorado Springs has created such a presence by transforming a cast-off structure into a stunning place of prayer that can be brought to people who would not otherwise step foot in an Orthodox Church.</p> <p>In the mountains near Colorado Springs a tiny coffee kiosk on wheels had come to the end of its coffee shop life and was for sale on the side the highway. Holy Theophany&rsquo;s Fr. Anthony Karbo noticed it was eight-sided, made of stone and timber, and had a copper roof. It reminded him of the roadside chapels in Greece, and therein imagined a new life for this little kiosk. He sought help from Silouan Alberts and artist Michael Greer, of Greer Studios. Together they tore down a coffee shop and after some hard work unveiled a mobile Orthodox chapel.</p></div> Diocese of the West http://www.dowoca.org/news_170601_1.html V. Gorbik Master class in Los Angeles! http://www.dowoca.org/news_170524_1.html Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.dowoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/MasterClass-Gorbik-Aug2017.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p>SAVE THE DATES!</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1445138765"><span class="aQJ">August 22-24, 2017</span></span>&nbsp;-- Vladimir Gorbik, eminent conductor and Orthodox church choirmaster from Moscow will offer 3 days of his inimitable instruction in the performance and interpretation of Orthodox sacred choral music. Registration site will be available soon.</p> <p><br id="m_5059102655876587397yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1495646638617_41978" />This will be Vladimir Gorbik&rsquo;s first master class in Southern California. Don&rsquo;t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the very best!</p> <p><br id="m_5059102655876587397yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1495646638617_41979" />Questions: Please write to&nbsp;<a id="m_5059102655876587397yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1495646638617_41980" href="http://gorbikmasterclass@gmail.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://gorbikmasterclass@gmail.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1495744371252000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF7phUXwr-smt09jyHWMyQU-fZ74w">gorbikmasterclass@gmail.com</a></p></div> Diocese of the West http://www.dowoca.org/news_170524_1.html Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Offered http://www.dowoca.org/news_170522_1.html Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.dowoca.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/05-22/good_shepherd.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p>This summer, Church educators from across the US and Canada are invited to participate in a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course, held at St John the Evangelist Orthodox Church in Tempe, AZ from July 5-11th, 2017.</p> <p>Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a distinctive, yet proven, Montessori&ndash;based method of Christian education that recognizes and reinforces the child&rsquo;s natural desire for learning about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ's love for them and for all of His creation. Rooted in Scripture and the Divine Liturgy, this hands-on, experiential approach enables children to fall more deeply in love with the Good Shepherd and allows them to more fully participate in the liturgy. Examples of lessons include presentations of the articles of the altar, the articles of baptism, the parable of the Good Shepherd and the Gospel narratives of the birth of Christ, all utilizing child-sized materials that are appropriate for the developmental stage of the child.</p></div> Diocese of the West http://www.dowoca.org/news_170522_1.html