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Saint Brendan the Navigator Orthodox Church is located in the historic Alameda neighborhood, home to cannery workers and shipbuilders of yesteryear. Designed by Ebba Wicks, the “First Lady of Oregon” architecture and constructed in 1964, the roofline is reminiscent of folk-inspired Nordic churches. Located on a sloping site, the property is wooded with a view of Young’s Bay and Saddle Mountain. Deer are spotted at all times of the day, munching on blackberries, and sitting on the grass listening to Vespers and Divine Liturgy. Neighbors enjoy the walking path adjacent to the church grounds.

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
orthodoxastoria.org
Email: rdrseraphim@gmail.com
Phone: 503-201-3973 or 503-329-0260