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Christ is risen from the dead,
Trampling down death by death,
And upon those in the tombs
Bestowing life!


A personal welcome…

Welcome to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Tacoma Washington. We pray that your visit will be a source of blessing for you. Though our manner of Christian worship is centuries old, most Americans find it a bit different at first -- but watch and listen, and the timeless beauty of heavenly, eternal worship will begin to reveal itself to you.  Please, when you visit, don't worry about "doing the right thing;" we count it a sin to judge others while we pray (Luke 18:10-14). As you will see, we do like to stand in the presence of God, but if you need to sit, please do so! While the worship of the Holy Trinity is the very heart and foundation of our community and faith, we also find encouragement in fellowship with one another through our various parish activities. You will find that we simply enjoy being with each other!

We are one of the oldest Orthodox Christian communities in the United States, and the first to use English exclusively in Washington. Having outgrown historic Holy Trinity church in Wilkeson, we have moved into our new home southeast of Tacoma city limits. Here, amidst ten beautiful acres of field and forest, we have built and have had to enlarge preliminary buildings as we grow and welcome more people to our faith. There is no hiding the fact that we are very excited to be a part of one of the fastest-growing faiths in North America, while at the same time a part of the oldest Christian Church in the world. Most of us were new visitors once, and most of us are converts to Orthodox Christianity!

Whether you spend a morning, an evening or a lifetime, you will at least have come away with the experience of how, for centuries, countless millions of Christians have worshiped the Most Holy Trinity throughout Eastern Europe and the lands around the eastern Mediterranean. It is a way shaped by the churches of Jerusalem, Antioch and Constantinople, a way inspired by Kiev and Moscow: now it is our turn in Pierce County, Washington, and we would be blessed to have you be a part of it!

God bless you! 

The Clergy and Faithful of Holy Resurrection Church


The Paschal Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada.  Please click here to view His Beatitude's message in pdf format.

The Paschal Message of His Eminence, The Most Reverend BENJAMIN, Archbishop of San Francisco and the West.  Please click here to view His Eminence's message in pdf format.

Easter comes just once this year

Published on Apr 19, 2014

Easter Sunday, called Pascha in the Eastern Orthodox Church, will be celebrated on the same day this year by Orthodox and Western churches, an infrequent occurrence. The News Tribune marked the occasion with a view of a Holy Friday service at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in the Midland area of Tacoma.

View entire article at The News Tribune

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