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The 12 Annual Saint Herman’s West Youth Conference was Held in Placerville, CA - 01/02/19

Youth from throughout the Diocese gathered in Placerville, CA, from December 23-28, 2018.

Excursions included trips to Sutter’s Mill where the 1849 Gold Rush began and a decent into Black Chasm Cavern...


The Parish Choir of the Church of All Russian Saints in Burlingame Performed a Concert, November 17, 2019 - 11/25/19

On November 17, 2019, the parish choir of the Church of All Russian Saints in Burlingame presented a concert of Sacred works by contemporary composers.  The concert was dedicated to the memory of...


Bishop Theodosius of Seattle Joined the Celebration of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill's Birthday in Moscow, Russia - 11/25/19

On November 20, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Divine Liturgy at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. This day also marked His Holiness' 73rd birthday.

This year is also the 50th anniversary of the monastic tonsure of Patriarch Kirill. On April 3, 1969, Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) tonsured Vladimir Gundyaev, then a seminary student, and was given the name Kirill. On April 7, he was ordained a hierodeacon, and on June 1, a hieromonk.

Among the many hierarchs and clergymen also serving on this day were His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany and Vicar Bishop Theodosius of Seattle of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.


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The Annual Saint Herman's West Youth Conference is slated in Los Angeles from December 26th to 30th, 2019
Icon-painting contest to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Church Abroad
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Patriarch Kirill Congratulates Archbishop Kyrill with His 65th Birthday - 11/22/19

On November 21st, 2019, His Holiness KIRILL Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia congratulated His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Fransciso and Western America with his 65th Birthday. Below is a translation of the Patriarch's letter.


Exhortation to Bishop James Upon Receiving the Crozier - 11/13/19

Your Grace, Bishop James!

This day, through the laying on of hands, you have received the Grace of the Holy Episcopacy. You have been summoned to the highest office of Holy Mother Church...


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