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Orthodox mission


If all goes according to plan, the Ss. Joachim and Anna Orthodox Mission may be moving to a new location before the end of the year. A proposal for a mission complex on Roosevelt Avenue passed its environmental impact survey March 27, and is now up for appeal.

The proposed building project will be located roughly across from Goldendale High School, on property formerly leased for wheat and alfalfa farming. Its first phase will consist of a fellowship hall, cemetery, driveway and parking lot. The fellowship hall will double as a church until a separate church can be built in phase two.

Father John Phelps says Ss. Joachim and Anna has been seeking its own space for some time. Currently, t...

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