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Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles Marks Its 85th Anniversary - 08/19/15

On the 18th and 19th of August, 2015, Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, California, marked its 85th Anniversary while celebrating the Patronal Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. 

Patronal Feast of the Old Cathedral, August 5, 2015 - 08/17/15

On August 5 (July 23, o.c.), 2015, His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America performed a pastoral visit to the Old Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco for the parish Feast of the Icon of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow.”

During the Divine Liturgy His Eminence elevated the Deputy Rector of the Old Cathedral, Hieromonk James (Corazza), to the dignity of Abbot in recognition of his dedicated service to the Holy Church. Abbot James labors over a multi-ethnic flock in the Bay Area comprised of Americans, Russians, Palestinians, Romanians… Furthermore, Father receives multitudinous pilgrims who come to venerate Saint John of Shanghai the Wonderworker from all over the United States and the world at large to whom he ministers tirelessly. In addition, many capital improvements have been made to the cathedral church and facilities under the deputy rectorship of Fr. James, including, but limited to, new iconography and sacred furnishings.

Congratulations to Abbot James, his parishioners and benefactors with this dignity!

Fundraiser for the Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God - 06/10/15

On Saturday May 2, 2015, a prayer service and fundraiser banquet was held to raise funds for the construction of a church to house the Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God on the Hawaiian Islands.

24th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference
All-Diocesan Celebration of St. Vladimir and 50th Anniversary of the New Cathedral
Consecration of New Bells and Belfry at Holy Ascension Church in Sacramento
Choral Presentations Series
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Archpastoral Communiqués
Paschal Address of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill, 2015 - 04/10/15

Paschal Address of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill may be read here.

Archbishop Kyrill Addresses the Diocese - 01/01/15

His Eminence Arcbhishop Kyrill extends his profound gratitude to the faithful of the Western American Diocese for their support and love for the Church.

His Epistle may be read here.

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