Orthodoxy in Small-Town America

by By Xenia Kathryn Tussing  I grew up in a small town on the southern coast of Oregon. My family was Protestant, and after “church-hopping” for most of my early years, my parents settled on attending the local First Presbyterian Church once we moved to Oregon from the South. Although we tithed and were active in […]

Ashland, OR Church Goes By The Book

By John Darling Bursting the seams of its tiny church inside the Newman Center next to Southern Oregon University, the 45 members of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church are welcoming their new priest, Rev. Andreas Blom — and promising to do Christian services as close as possible to how the apostles did it 2,000 years ago. […]

The Lure of the Mystical Path

By Alice Tallmadge, Correspondent Originally published in The Oregonian, Sunday, April 9, 2000 From Ashland to Portland, the Orthodox tradition is drawing Oregonians to its ancient depths EUGENE — The Saturday night buzz is revving outside the doors of St. Eugene Orthodox Church in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Motors race. Doors slam. Nearby taverns begin to […]