Orthodox Washington
Washington Orthodox Clergy Association

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Welcome! This site is designed to be of service to Orthodox Christians who are residing in or visiting Washington State. We hope this site will aid you in your search for an Orthodox Church within a particular jurisdiction, city or locale.

The Priests who comprise the Washington Orthodox Clergy Association or WOCA, sponsor this site as a service to those who seek an Orthodox Church in Washington State. Please also check out the various topics, articles, and events included in this website.

You can access this site via orthodoxwashington.org or through orthodoxwashington.com. Your suggestions regarding our website are welcome. 

Orthodox Churches in Washington State are categorized by Location and Jurisdiction

You can find Monasteries and Convents in Washington State in the Monasteries tab. Those outside of Washington State are found in the "Who We Are" tab, under Member Jurisdictions.

Again, Welcome to Orthodox Washington, sponsored by the Washington Orthodox Clergy Association (WOCA).

2022 News, Upcoming & Special Events

2022 Upcoming & Special Events

WOCA's Annual Lenten Vespers resumes as Washington recovers from the pandemic of the previous two years. Please check out the Special Events Section for the WOCA Lenten Vespers Schedule.

Please also check with individual parishes as to current mandates involving social distancing and where continued masking may be appropriate. .

Check back frequently for other posted Spiritual Opportunities.


Memory Eternal

Memory Eternal - Fr Athanasius Shaw


Priest Athanasius Shaw, who was attached to the Church of the Annunciation, Milwaukie, OR, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord during the night of November 28/29, 2018. Fr Athanasius previously served in western Washington parishes.

Father Athanasius is survived by his wife, Matushka Molly, and two daughters, Hannah and Nina.

The Funeral for a Priest will be celebrated at the Church of the Annunciation, 13515 S.E. Rusk Road, Milwaukie, OR on Friday, November 30 at 6:30 pm.  The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, December 1, at 11:30 am with interment at Adams Cemetery, Molalla, OR. His Eminence Archbishop BENJAMIN of San Francisco and the OCA Diocese of the West, will celebrate the services. A mercy meal will follow.

Memory Eternal.

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