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By Jonathan Lewis
For the Sentinel 

'Church with No Name' now meets on Main Street



Goldendale Orthodox Christian Mission now meets in new location on Main Street.

Three years ago next month, seven local families got together in a Goldendale living room to discuss the formation of an English-speaking Orthodox Christian mission.

They met with the head priest from Holy Cross, Antiochian Orthodox Church in Yakima, Fr. Joseph Copeland. With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Joseph of Los Angeles and the West (now Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of all North America). Copeland agreed to help start the mission and come down from Yakima one Sunday a month to serve liturgy.

The little band of Orthodox Christians gathered together for prayers and liturgy in that same living room for almost a year and then met every other week at Columbia Hills...

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