Thine angelic life of fasting hath spread thy glory throughòut the chûrch of Christ, / O venerable father Brendàn. / For thou didst sail the waters of thè thundering sea / like a merchant seeking a pèarl of greát price, / but didst obtain it in heaven from the hand of the Lord. / Wherefore, O God-bearing father, / bestow this treasure upon those who now call upon thée with faith / and who cherish thine honored memory.

--Troparion of the church

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SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) Guidelines
Saint Brendan the Navigator Orthodox Mission is meeting in person! Please check back frequently for updates and current service schedules (below). 
We are following the Dioceses of the West guidelines for in-person services:
  • Please observe social distancing between individuals and family groups 
  • Masks should be used except when receiving communion. Readers, choir members, and especially those with respiratory disorders are exempt     
  • Clergy will wear a mask when distributing Holy Communion. Please refrain from kissing the chalice or touching the red napkin 
  • As with all illnesses, please remain home if you are sick. If possible, please check for a fever before arriving
  • You may use your own liturgical books during service
  • You may bring snacks and/or brown bag sack lunches for after services while observing social distancing

Liturgy Weekends

First and third Sundays of each month

Saturday 4 pm Catechism (New!)

Saturday 5 pm Great Vespers

Sunday 8:30 am Matins; 10:00 am Liturgy*

* You may bring your own brown bag sack lunch

Typica Weekend

Second Sunday of each month

Saturday 5 pm Reader’s Vespers

Sunday 10:00 am Typica** (Reader’s Service)

** You may bring your own light snacks and refreshments


The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

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St. Brendan Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of The West, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Benjamin, Archbishop of San Francisco and the West. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Astoria and the local area. 

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The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.

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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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Saint Brendan the Navigator Orthodox Church
820 Alameda Avenue (Mailing: PO Box 393)
Astoria, Or 97103
Email: rdrseraphim@gmail.com
Phone: 503-201-3973 or 503-329-0260