Published with the blessing of His Eminence KYRILL, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America.
- The Bay Area’s first International Russian Choral Music Festival
With the blessing of Archbishop Kirill, the Bay Area’s first International Russian Choral Music Festival comes to San Francisco and Berkeley August 3-10, 2014. Four concerts offer a panorama of the exquisite Russian choral music tradition, including rare and new music that has almost never been performed outside Russia.
- The “Kursk-Root” Icon Visits Parishes of the Western American Diocese
The "Kursk-Root" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos arrived in the Western American Diocese for the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, which convened from the 23 to the 30 of June this year.
While visiting ...
- Biographical Sketch of Archimandrite Nicholas (Olhovsky), Bishop-elect of Mahanttan
On June 16/29, during the celebrations surrounding the 20th anniversary of the glorification of St. John of San Francisco, a new bishop for Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia will be consecrated.
- The Opening of the Council of Bishops and News about Saint John’s Day
Today, the 24 of June, 2014, the opening of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia took place and sessions will continue through July 1.
- The Official Commemorative Medallion in Honor of Saint John
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker a commemorative medallion has been cast with an image of the Saint.
- His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Addresses the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia addresses the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church.
- The Second Presentation of the Diocesan Journal “Spiritual Spring”
On May 24, 2014, at a meeting of the Russian American Women's League the second Presentation of Spiritual Spring, the official journal of the Western American Diocese, took place.
- Consecration of a New Church in the Western American Diocese
On Sunday, May 4th, the Great Consecration took place of the new temple of the parish of St. George in Salt Lake City, Utah. The consecration was presided by His Eminence, Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco.
- Saint Martin Orthodox Church in Corvallis, Oregon, is Inviting Youth for Work and Recreation
A Youth Project sponsored by the Youth Department of the Western American Diocese at Saint Martin Orthodox Church in Corvallis, OR, is being held from Tuesday June 17 to Thursday June 19, 2014.
- Appeal for "Our Lady of Kazan" Church on the Russian River
For half a century the "Our Lady of Kazan Church," on the Russian River, has provided a spiritual home for countless Orthodox Christians.
- Annual Pilgrimage to Fort Ross 2014
The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Fort Ross, located 11 miles north of Jenner, CA, will take place on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.
- The Diocesan Journal "Spiritual Spring"
Just over a year ago a new journal appeared – “Spiritual Spring” – the official printed organ of the Western American Diocese. "Spiritual Spring" is a periodical addressed not only to members of the Orthodox faith but anyone interested in learning more about Russia's spiritual heritage.
- Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute First Pilgrimage
The Sts. Cyril and Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies is delighted to announce that registration is OPEN NOW for our Pilgrimage to the Orthodox Sites of the UK, from 2nd-11th September 2014. There are only 15 places available.
- Banquet Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Canonization of St. John of Shanghai and San Franciso
Reservations for the banquet held on Sunday June 29 commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker are now available.
- The Myrrh-streaming «Iveron-Hawaiian» Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Visits Monasteries and Churches in the Land of Georgia
The Myrrh-streaming «Iveron-Hawaiian» Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, a great miracle of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, whose home is in our Western American Diocese, is visiting the Land of Georgia from May 6th to May ...
- Russian Orthodox Church Musician’s Conference to be hosted in Santa Rosa, CA
The 23rd Russian Orthodox Church Musician’s Conference will be hosted by Saints Peter and Paul Church in beautiful Santa Rosa, CA, from October 8th to 12th, 2014.
- Schedule of the Solemn Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Canonization of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker
This year the clergy and faithful of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia will solemnly celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Canonization of our Father among the Saints John Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the ...
- Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America
Christ is Risen! Paschal Epistle of Archbishop Kyrill, 2014.
- Concert of Great Lenten Hymns in Burlingame
On Sunday March 16, 2014, in Burlingame, CA, at the Church of All Saints of Russia a concert of liturgical music took place, comprised of hymns from the Divine Services of Great Lent and Passion Week.
- The Sunday of Orthodoxy at the New Cathedral and the Anathema Service
On March 9, 2014, the First Sunday of Great Lent, the "Triumph of Orthodoxy with the Anathema Service" was performed in the New Cathedral of the Most Holy Theotokos "Joy of All Who Sorrow."