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Liturgy at the Kazan Church, Saturday August 13, 2022

08/10/2022

A monthly Liturgy is scheduled at the Kazan Church in Guerneville, CA, on Saturday August 13th, 2022, at 9:00 am. Archbishop Kyrill is presiding. An outdoor meal will follow....

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Patronal Feast Day of Saint Elias Church in Placerville, CA, Celebrated on July 31, 2022

07/18/2022

On Sunday, July 31, 2022, His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will celebrate the Patronal Feast of Saint Elias Church in Placerville, CA. Schedule for Sunday, July 31:Greeting of the Bishop at 9:30 amA festal meal in the church hall. Address:St. Elias Orthodox Missi...

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The Parish Feast Day of the Kazan Church in Guerneville is to be Celebrated on Saturday, July 23, 2022

07/18/2022

The Parish Feast Day of the Kazan Church in Guerneville, CA, is to be celebrated on Saturday, July 23, 2022.  Schedule:Friday, July 22: Great Vespers, Litya and the Blessing of the Five LoavesSaturday, July 23 at 9:00 am: Divine Liturgy. His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and West...

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Iveron-Hawaiian Icon to Visit San Francisco

07/08/2022

We are pleased to announce the Wonderworking and Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of Hawaii will be brought to the San Francisco Bay Area in July 2022. She is being escorted by her guardian, Father Nectarios from Hawaii.The current schedule is provided below:July 9, 2022, SaturdayOld Holy Virgin Cathedra...

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Funeral Schedule for Archpriest Alexei Poliakov

06/27/2022

The Funeral for newly-departed Archpriest Alexei Poliakov will take place at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, on the day of the celebration of the memory of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker, which is also the 9th Day from the repose of Father Alexei.  ...

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Schedule of the Patronal Feast of Saint Seraphim of Sarov Church, Seaside, CA

06/25/2022

In preparation for the impending celebration of their patronal feast day, a group of four motivated parishioners of Saint Seraphim of Sarov Church in Seaside, CA, generously donated a week of their time, showing devotion and love for Saint Seraphim of Sarov the Wonderworker by replacing the floor in...

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Schedule of the Celebration of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco Day, July 2nd, 2022

06/07/2022

The celebration of the holy memory of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker falls on Saturday July 2nd, 2022. Schedule: Thursday, June 30th at 7:00 PM -- Translation of the honorable relics and Akathist Hymn to Saint John Friday, July 1st at 6:00 PM -- The Greeting of His Emin...

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CANCELED: Monthly Liturgy at the Kazan Church on the Russian River

06/07/2022

On Saturday, June 25th His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco will preside over the Divine Liturgy at the Kazan Church in Guerneville, CA. Schedule:Hours at 8:40 amLiturgy at 9:00 am Address:17370 Neeley RoadGuerneville, CA 95446...

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Annual Pilgrimage to Fort Ross, Memorial Day, May 30, 2022

05/07/2022

With the blessing of His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America, all are welcome join members of the Western American Diocese for the traditional pilgrimage to Fort Ross on Memorial Day, May 30th, 2022. The Holy Trinity/Saint Nicholas Chapel at Fort Ross is the first R...

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Pascha Bazaar, Holy Virgin Cathedral, April 17, 2022

04/03/2022

The Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco is holding a fundraiser where all proceeds will benefit UKRAINIAN REFUGEE HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS.We are pleased to announce Babushka’s Take ’N Bake Pascha Bazaar We humbly ask that you share this information with your community/parish b...

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Divine Liturgy will be Held at the Russian River on the Feast of the Laudations of Most Holy Mother of God

03/23/2022

On the Feast of the Laudations of the Most Holy Theotokos, the Fifth Saturday of Great Lent, His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will preside over Divine Liturgy at the Kazan Church in Guerneville, CA. Schedule:Saturday, April 9th, 20228:40 AM -- Hours9:00 AM -- Divi...

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Prayer for the Restoration of Peace

03/18/2022

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His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill to Visit Holy Archangels Church in Phoenix, AZ

03/17/2022

His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America is scheduled to visit Holy Archangels Church in Phoenix, AZ, on Sunday, March 20, 2022. The Greeting of the Bishop is scheduled for 9:30 am....

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His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill to Visit Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Youngtown, AZ

03/17/2022

His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America is scheduled to visit Christ the Savior Church in Youngtown, AZ, on Saturday, March 19, 2022. The Greeting of the Bishop is scheduled for 9:30 am. Address:11234 W. Alabama Ave. Youngtown, AZ 85363 Website: https://christthes...

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Great Lenten Concert at All Russian Saints Church, Burlingame, CA

03/17/2022

We are planning a Great Lenten concert on Sunday, April 3, will be a special fundraiser on behalf of the Bethany School.  As in previous years, our April 3 concert will have a Lenten motif.  Our program will feature a combination of "resurrected" works that we have not sung for some time, ...

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Donate to Support Refugees and the Suffering in Ukraine

03/09/2022

With the blessing of His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America, the Western American Diocese is organizing collections to benefit the refugees and the other innocents suffering from the present military conflict in Ukraine. We urge our faithful to be zealous in their s...

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Liturgy at the Kazan Church, Guerneville, March 12, 2022

03/01/2022

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POP UP! Babushka's Take 'N Bake frozen Russian delicacies

02/19/2022

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All North American Youth Conference to be held June 13-19, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah

01/28/2022

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Christmas Bazaar by Babushka’s Take ’N Bake

11/18/2021

We are excited to announce that "A Christmas Bazaar by Babushka’s Take ’N Bake" is LIVE and taking orders at www.HolyVirginCathedral.com Order pick-ups will take place on Sunday, December 19 from 9am to 3pm at 6210 Geary Blvd, San Francisco...

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Patronal Feast Day of Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Fransisco

11/04/2021

Holy Virgin Cathedral, named in honor of the Holy Icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow," will celebrate its annual Feast Day. His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America presiding. Schedule of Divine Services Friday, November 5th:Eve of Cathedral Feast DayVigil ...

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Babushka’s Take ’N Bake -- place your order online, pick up on Oct 16/17 at Holy Virgin Cathedral

09/16/2021

Please go to HVCParking.com to place your order ASAP Pick-ups will be on both Saturday, October 16, and Sunday, October 17 from 9 am to 1 pm at 6210 Geary Blvd. SF on the outside playground (handicap access will be made available). Proceeds benefit the Parking, Senior Housing, Playg...

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Liturgy at the Kazan Church, Guerneville, CA

08/31/2021

His Eminence Archbishop KYRILL is scheduled to preside over the Divine Liturgy at the Kazan Church on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 9:00 am. Trapeza will follow out in the church yard. Address:17370 Neeley Road,Guerneville, CA 95446...

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VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER, The Benevolent Memorial Fund of St. Archbishop John

08/31/2021

Saturday, October 9, 202112:00 pm -- 2:00 pmPlease Register for the Zoom Event...

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Monthly Liturgy on the Russian River

08/16/2021

His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will preside over the Divine Liturgy at the Kazan Church in Guerneville, CA, this Saturday August 21, 2021, at 9:00 AM.  All are welcome! Location:Kazan Icon of the Mother of God Church17370 Neeley RoadGuerneville, CA 95446...

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Iveron-Hawaiian Icon's Schedule on the San Francisco Bay Area

08/16/2021

With the blessing of His Eminence KYRILL, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America, the Wonderworking and Myrrh-streaming “Hawaiian” Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos will be escorted from the Hawaiian Islands to the Bay Area for the Dormition Fast.This will be the first time...

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Blessing of Church Bells Slated in Burlingame, CA

07/01/2021

The clergy and faithful of Church of All Russian Saints in Burlingame, CA, will be celebrating their Patronal Feast Day this Sunday July 4th, 2021. Included in the festivities will be the blessing of new church bells, which the parish has recently acquired from Yekaterinburg, Russia. The consecrati...

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Notice to All Clergy about Concelebrating on Saint John’s Day

07/01/2021

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Annual Feast of Kazan Icon of the Mother of God Church in Guerneville, CA

06/29/2021

On Saturday July 24th, 2021, His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will preside over the Divine Liturgy at the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God Church.  Schedule:Hours at 8:40 AMDivine Liturgy at 9:00 AM Address:Kazan Icon of the Mother of God Church17370 Nee...

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St. John's Feast Day Schedule

06/29/2021

Dear Parishioners, Friends and Pilgrims, greetings on the upcoming 55th repose anniversary (+1966) of St. John of Shanghai & San Francisco, and the 125th anniversary of his birth (1896). Let us offer thanksgiving to God that our cathedral is now fully open to the public for services and mos...

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Order Daily Commemorations of the Departed During Great Lent at Holy Virgin Cathedral

03/09/2021

Dear brothers and sisters! During Great Lent the commemoration of the dead should, and must, be done daily in our personal prayers, at the liturgy on the weekends, and especially – on Soul Saturdays.  The Church’s main method of commemorating the dead is done through praye...

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14TH ANNUAL SAINT HERMAN'S WEST YOUTH CONFERENCE, 2020

12/05/2020

The 14th Annual Saint Herman's West Youth Conferencewill be held remotely over Zoomin the eveningsof December 28-30, 2020. Participation is free.However, registration is necessary. Registar here.________ Submit anonymous questions for the clergy panel here.___________...

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The Benevolent Memorial Fund of St. Archbishop John VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER

10/13/2020

Dear Friends of the St John Memorial Fund, Please join us on October 18 for a virtual fundraising event in lieu of our annual luncheon! The event will feature a presentation from the Mother Maria,  the Administrator of the Orthodox School in Bethany (Holy Land), beginning with a...

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St. Silouan Monastery Feast Will Be Closed To Pilgrims This Year

09/17/2020

It is with regret that I inform you that the Feast Day of the St. Silouan Monastery on September 23/24 will not be open to pilgrims this year. Due to the prevalence at the Monastery of thick smoke from the forest fires—which are predicted to continue through September and beyond; the risk of f...

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New Saturday St John Moleben Live-streaming Schedule

08/10/2020

Beginning Saturday, August 8, the weekly Saturday livestreamed Moleben (service of Intercession) to St. John, Wonderworker of Shanghai & San Francisco will now begin at 4:30 pm, 15 minutes later than previously. Please make a note of this. Link to Holy Virgin Cathedral live-stream here. ...

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New Distance Learning Program Announced at St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy

07/24/2020

In response to the growing desire of many families to continue educating their children at home during the current health crisis St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy, a K-12 Orthodox day school with instruction in English, is happy to announce that a distance learning program has bee...

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Greetings on Saint John's Day

07/02/2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, greetings on the upcoming feast of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, the Wonderworker! Unfortunately, at this time all the services are still closed to the public, but we will celebrate them, pray, honor St. John and livestream the services for our parishioners and a...

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The Feast of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker is Closed to Public Worship

06/18/2020

The annual Feast of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker scheduled for Saturday July 4, 2020, will be celebrated at Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco where the Saint’s honorable and miraculous relics repose. However, based on the current information available, the Di...

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Full Suite of Texts for Holy Week

04/16/2020

Full Suite of Texts for Holy Week: Readers Services for Every Day of Passion Week, For Those Homebound During the Period of Covid-19 Pandemic Restrictions...

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12 Annual Great Lenten Retreat, San Francisco, CA

02/11/2020

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Walk for Life West Coast - January 25, 2020

01/03/2020

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The Myrrh-streaming "Hawaiian-Iveron" Icon will visit the Northern Deanery during the Nativity Season

01/03/2020

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The Annual Saint Herman's West Youth Conference is slated in Los Angeles from December 26th to 30th, 2019

10/17/2019

Theme: "Conforming the Will of Man to the Will of God." Lectures, panal discussions, community service, tacos, beach volleyball, and more... Registration: $299.00 by mail, $310.00 online. Registration details at: wadyouth.wordpress.com...

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EPISCOPAL CONSECRATION OF ARCHIMANDRITE JAMES (Corazza)

10/04/2019

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Icon-painting contest to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Church Abroad

09/28/2019

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28th Annual Russian Church Musicians' Conference held in Boston, October 2-6, 2019

09/19/2019

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The Fall Pastoral Retreat is to be Held at the Saint Paisius Monastery in Safford, Arizona from October 21-23, 2019

09/19/2019

The Fall Pastoral Retreat of the clergy of the Western American Diocese is to be held at the Saint Paisius Monastery in Safford, Arizona from October 21-23. This  is the first time that a pastoral retreat of the Diocese will be held at the monastery and this gives the clergy an opportunity to ...

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Visit by the "Iveron-Hawaiian" Myrrh-streaming Icon and the Ordination its Custodian

07/08/2019

On Saturday 13 July, 2019, the “Iveron-Hawaiian” Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God shall be greeted at Holy Virgin Cathedral at 5:55 pm. The icon will be present during Vigil, and at both Liturgies on Sunday 14 July. On Sunday 14 July, the custodian of the Icon, Sub-deacon Nect...

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ST. JOHN of SAN FRANCISCO THE WONDERWORKER FEAST DAY & 25th CANONIZATION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

06/04/2019

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of theCanonization for St. John Shanghai and San Francisco(Holy Virgin Cathedral) Schedule of Divine Services Thursday Evening, June 27AKATHIST before the honorable relics of Saint John at 7:30 pm Friday Evening, June 28Confessions at 5:00 pmVigil 6:00 pm Saturda...

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Western American Diocese Youth Workweek at Saint Silouan’s Monastery, 2019

05/11/2019

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Mother Maria (Wall), Administrator of the Orthodox School of Bethany will Visit the Western American Diocese

05/03/2019

For the first time in the history of the Western American Diocese a representative of the Orthodox School in Bethany in Palestine will be visiting the West Coast from May 4th to 22nd, 2019. Mother Maria (Wall), is the Administrator of the school, which is of extreme importance in the region of the P...

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Saint John's Day, 25th Anniversary of His Canonization

03/31/2019

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Seeking Paradise, the XI Annual Great Lenten Retreat

02/28/2019

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Annual Gala -- St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy celebrates 25 years

02/15/2019

St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy celebrates 25 years of providing Orthodox education in a loving environment with a 25th Anniversary Gala to be held on Friday, February 22nd at St. John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Church (910 Baker Street, San Francisco). The theme of the annual fund-rai...

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Parish Christmas Programs in the Western American Diocese

12/13/2018

Parish schools throughout the Western American Diocese will be organizing their annual Christmas programs for children. Below is a parish list:...

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Camp Fire in Paradise California, Help the Victims!

11/14/2018

An Appeal through the Russian American Community Services (RACS). The deadliest fire in California's history affects thousands. We have been asked to assist the Chico, CA Sts. Cyril and Methodius parish to help reconstruct the lives of area families who suffered in this tragedy.  100% of ...

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Western American Diocese to Mark the Centennial of the Martyrdom of the Holy Royal Family, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Seattle, WA

10/27/2018

On November 13, 2018, Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, will be sponsoring an all-Diocesan a lecture and banquet to mark the Centennial of the Martyrdom of the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia. The cathedral is a memorail church dedicated to the memory of His Imperial Highness Emperor Tsa...

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Lecture: Historical Significance of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

10/23/2018

An Evening LectureHistorical Significance of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia With the blessing of His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America an evening lecture (bi-lingual) will be presented by His Eminence Archbishop Peter of Chicago and Mid America. Th...

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Two New Books Mark the Centennial of the Martyrdom of the Royal Family

10/10/2018

Holy Trinity Publishing at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, has published two new books to mark the centennial of the martyrdom of the Holy Royal Family of Russia....

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Alaska

10/09/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters! With the blessing of His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America, the community of the Royal Martyrs of Russia in Reno/Sparks, NV, is organizing a pilgrimage to Alaska for 7 days from the 28th of July to the 4th of August, 2019, which will include ...

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Archbishop Kyrill to Preside over the Patronal Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God

10/08/2018

On Sunday October 14, 2018, His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America is scheduled to preside over the patronal feast of Protection of the Holy Virgin Church in Los Angeles, CA. Starting at 10:00 am: Greeting, Liturgy, cross procession and festal meal. The myrrh-streaming ...

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XII Annual Saint Herman's West Youth Conference to be held in Placerville, CA

10/07/2018

St. Herman's West youth conference will be held at St. Elias parish in Diamond Springs, CA near Placerville Dec. 23-Dec. 28 this year! Registration and more details of the schedule are coming soon. We'll have Fr. Peter Perekrestov from San Francisco, CA and Fr. Moses Berry from Springfield, MO as s...

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Pastoral Retreat Fall, 2018

10/06/2018

With the blessing of His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America the Fall clergy conference of the Western American Diocese will be held at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle, WA, from the 12 to the 14 of November, 2018.  The clergy conference is being combined with th...

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Annual Panykhida at Mare Island, 2018

10/05/2018

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill the annual Mare Island Memorial service for Russian sailors is scheduled for SATURDAY, November 10th, 2018, at 11:00 am....

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Patronal Feast Day of Saint Silouan Monastery

09/05/2018

Saint Silouan's Monastery of the Western American Diocese will celebrate its patronal feast day on September 24th, 2018. His Grace Theodosy Bishop of Seattle is presiding. Schedule of Divine Services:Sunday September 23: vigil at 6:00 PMMonday September 24: Greeting of the Bishop at 9:00 AM, Litur...

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27th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

09/04/2018

This year’s conference will focus on the very foundation of Orthodox church singing – the Obikhod, or Common Chant Tradition. We will explore its rich diversity of liturgical expression and how this tradition facilitates prayerful and understandable singing/chanting in the Divi...

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Patronal Feast of the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia, Reno, Nevada

07/16/2018

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Iveron-Hawaiian Icon coming to Los Angeles

07/16/2018

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Parish Feast Day at the Russian River

07/16/2018

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06/20/2018

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2018 Summer Workweek at St. Silouan' Monastery

06/07/2018

The Youth Department of the Western American Diocese is sponsoring the 2018 Summer Workweek at Saint Silouan's Monastery in Sonora, CA, from July 22nd to July 28th of this year. The event starts with Divine Liturgy in Sparks, NV, marking the 100th Annivesary of the Martyrdom of the Royal Family of ...

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Saint John of San Francisco Day, June 30th, 2018

05/15/2018

The Annual Feast of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker will be held on June 30th, 2018, at the Diocesan Cathedral of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow." His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill is presiding. Schedule:Friday June 29th at 6:00 pm: All-night VigilSaturday June 30th...

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Annual Pilgrimage to Fort Ross, May 28, 2018

05/15/2018

The annual pilgrimage to Fort Ross, CA, will take place on the Day of the Holy Spirit, Monday May 28th, 2018.  Schedule:9:30 am Liturgy in the chapelProcession to the cemetery and Litya for the DeadLunch at the Kazan Church on the Russian RiverAddress: 17370 Neeley Road; Guerneville, CA 9...

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Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill presides in Sacramento

05/13/2018

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Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

04/28/2018

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Decree No. 11E/2018 To the Clergy and Laity of the Western American Diocese

04/27/2018

This year on April 29th marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Alexander II of Russia. Emperor Alexander II is remembered mainly for his progressive reform in the abolishment of serfdom in 1861 that served as a prototype to President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamatio...

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Iveron-Hawaiian Icon to Visit San Francisco & the Monterey Peninsula on March 24th & 25th, 2018

03/16/2018

SCHEDULE OF ICON'S VISITS Saturday, March 24, 2018 Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral"Joy of All Who Sorrow"6210 Geary BlvdSan Francisco, CA  941217:50 am Arrival of the Holy Icon 8:00 am Divine Liturgy* Holy Icon will remain at the Cathedral until 3:00 pm Saint ...

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Hierarchical Service Schedule, 4th Week of Great Lent through Pascha

03/16/2018

Published below is the schedule of hierarchical services performed in our Diocese from the 4th Sunday of Great Lent through Pascha. Please, note the good news that His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill is scheduled to preside over the Divine Services at Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco on Pascha nigh...

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Bringing the Church to the World

03/01/2018

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Panykhida for Ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus (+ March 16th, 2008)

02/27/2018

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Сhoral Recital of Sacred Music: Church of All Russian Saints Parish Choir

02/27/2018

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THE PONTIFICAL LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS

02/27/2018

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Schedule of the Great Lenten Clergy Retreat of the Western American Diocese

02/19/2018

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St. John's Academy Gala

01/24/2018

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Annual Panykhida at Mare Island

11/09/2017

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill the annual Mare Island Memorial service for Russian sailors is scheduled for SATURDAY, November 11th at 11:00 am. His Grace Bishop Theodosy will officiate....

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Schedule of the Fall Pastoral Retreat for the Clergy of the Western American Diocese

10/30/2017

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100 Years of the Bolshevik Revolution

10/28/2017

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Holy Virgin Cathedral Feastday

10/28/2017

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REGISTER NOW! Saint Herman's West Youth Conference to be Held in Seattle, WA, from December 26 to 30, 2017

10/23/2017

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Three Diocesan-wide Commemorations are Observed on November 6 and 7, 2017

10/16/2017

On Monday November 6 and Tuesday November 7, 2017, there will be a diocesan-wide observance of the Centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution (October 25/November 7, 1917) also known as the Day of Irreconciliation, the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the “Act of Canonical Com...

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Choral Recital of Sacred Music, All Russian Saints, Burlingame, CA, October 29, 2017

10/16/2017

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St. John Orthodox Academy Annual Gala - Sunday, October 22, 2017

10/10/2017

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Saint Herman's West Youth Conference to be Held in Seattle, WA, from December 26 to 30, 2017

10/05/2017

SAVE THE DATE: The Youth Committee of the Western American Diocese announces the XI Annual Saint Herman's West Youth Conference to be held in Seattle, WA, from December 26th to 30th, 2017. Details coming soon!...

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Feastday of the Lower Church in Honor of the Finding of the Relics of St. John, San Francisco, CA

10/03/2017

Finding of the Relics of St. John The feastday of the lower church (ex-sepulcher) in honor of the Finding of the Relics of St. John, Wonderworker of Shanghai & San Francisco will be marked on Thursday, October 12. The Vigil to St. John will be served in the cathedral proper on Wednesday, Octobe...

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Join the 26th Church Music Conference in Los Angeles, California

09/06/2017

The 26th Annual Music Conference will be held in Los Angeles from October 4th to 8th, 2017.  Along with many interesting lectures, this year's conference will feature special lessons and workshops for deacons.  Archbishop Kyrill's Decree (scroll to second page for English). Registration...

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Funeral Schedule for Newly-departed Archpriest Mark Gomez

06/25/2017

On Saturday June 24, 2017, a dedicated pastor and beloved father confessor of the Western American Diocese, newly-departed Archpriest Mark Gomez, reposed in the Lord.   Funeral Service Schedule for newly-departed Archpriest Mark Gomez:   Tuesday, June 27th Pannikhida at  7:30 PM ...

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Annual Pilgrimage to Fort Ross, May 29, 2017

05/02/2017

The annual pilgrimage to Fort Ross will take place on Memorial Day, Monday May 29, 2017.  Schedule:Divine Liturgy at 10:00 amProcession to cemeteryAnnouncement from Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko, the Chancellor of the Western American Diocese: MEMORIAL DAY FORT ROSS LITURGY, Monday, May 29t...

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The Celebration of the Feast of Saint John, Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, 2017

05/02/2017

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco & Western America the 2017 St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco's feastday will be marked on Saturday, July 1 (Saturday closest to July 2). The schedule of the solemn celebration at the Holy Virgin Joy of All Who Sorrow Cathe...

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26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference, 4 to 8 October, 2017, to be held in Los Angeles, CA

05/02/2017

The 26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference, will be hosted by the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, California, October 4-8, 2017, with the sessions taking place at the Four Points Sheraton Los Angeles, Westside. The theme of the Conference is “Prayerful So...

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Summer Youth Volunteer Workweek at St. Silouan’s Monastery, Sonora, CA

04/28/2017

With the blessing of the Abbot of St. Silouan’s Monastery in Sonora, CA, His Grace Irenei Bishop of Sacramento and under the auspices of the Youth Committee of the Western American Diocese, chaired by Archpriest Boris Henderson, a volunteer youth workweek is being organized at the monastery fr...

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Great Consecration of St. Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis, OR, in Fall of 2017 -- UPDATED SCHEDULE

04/28/2017

Archpriest James Baglien and the community of Saint Martin the Merciful Church of Corvallis, OR, will be marking their 15th Anniversary this fall. In conjunction with this celebration, His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will be performing the Great Consecration of th...

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Pastoral Retreat for Great Lent, 2017

01/13/2017

The Old Holy Virgin Cathedral will host the pastoral retreat of the clergy of the Western American Diocese during Great Lent from March 13 to 15, 2017.  Priest Athanasios Kone has begun assisting Archpriest David Moser with the cooridantion of theological topics and keynote speakers....

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X Annual Lenten Retreat at Holy Virgin Cathedral

01/12/2017

The X Annual Lenten Retreat sponsored by Holy Virgin Cathedral will be held on April 2, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The retreat's theme is "Love Your Nieghbor." Keynote Speakers: Session I: Archpriest David Moser St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church, “Love Your Enemies” ...

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The Holy Land, 2017

12/01/2016

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On Sunday December 4, 2016, His Grace Irenei Bishop of Sacramento will be Introduced to Holy Ascension Church

11/18/2016

On Sunday December 4th, 2016, the Feast of the Entry of the Most-Holy Theotkos into the Temple, His Grace Bishop Irenei will officially be introduced to the community of Holy Ascension Church in Sacramento, CA, by His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America.  The greeti...

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Announcing the Tenth Annual Saint Herman's West Youth Conference, December 26 to 30, 2016

11/11/2016

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Annual Mare Island Panikhida - November 19th, 11:00 am

11/11/2016

Excerpt from an article "And make their memory to be eternal" by Zoya Gradov   It is noon on a warm November day. The autumn air is saturated with the smell of eucalyptus, blending with the aroma of the censer’s smoke, the intricate coils of which turn into transparent streams...

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UPDATED: Schedule of the Consecration of Bishop-elect of Sacramento Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg)

10/27/2016

Below is the full schedule of the consecration of Bishop-elect of Sacramento Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg).  The "Rite of Nomination" takes place before the eminent and right-reverend bishops who will participate in the consecration, and in the presence of the assembled congragation. A...

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The Diocesan Assembly of the Western American Diocese, November 14, 15 and 16, 2016

10/25/2016

His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill has called for a triennial General Assembly of the Western American Diocese to be convened on November 15, 2016. Clergy and lay-delegates will gather from throughout the Western American Diocese to discuss important topics and issues of diocesan life. The assembly&rsq...

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Panykhida in Memory of Archbishop Anthony (Medvedev)

09/20/2016

On Friday the 23 of September, 2016, a panykhida will be performed in memory of Archbishop Anthony (Medvedev) at 4:30 pm at the holy monastery of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Sonora, CA. His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will be presiding. This year marks the 16t...

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Second Patronal Feast Day of Saint Silouan's Monastery in Sonora, CA

09/14/2016

The II Annual Patronal Feast Day of Saint Silouan's Monastery will be celebrated on Saturday September 24, 2016. His Eminence KIRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will preside. The schedule is as follows: Schedule of Saint Silouan's DayFriday September 234:30 pm Panykhida for Arch...

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Annual Fundraising Luncheon: Benevolent Memorial Fund of Saint Archbishop John

09/13/2016

When: Sun, September 18, 10am – 3pm Where: the main hall at Holy Virgin Cathedral 6210 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121 ...

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Saint John's Orthodox Academy Annual Gala

09/13/2016

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Consecration of Bishop-elect Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg) as Bishop of Sacramento

09/12/2016

The Consecration of Bishop-elect Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg) as Bishop of Sacramento is scheduled to take place at Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, California, on Sunday November 6, 2016, the Cathedral's Feast Day -- the Icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow." His Eminence Ar...

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Choral Recital of Sacred Music

09/12/2016

Choir of All Russian Saints744 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA 940101:00 pmFree Admission. Donations to the Stewardship Program gladly accepeted. 744 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA ...

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Archbishop Kyrill to Preside over the Patronal Feast Day of Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles

08/09/2016

His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill will preside over the Patronal Feast Day of Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, on August 19, 2016. The Schedule is as follows:Thursday August 18 at 6:30 pm: VigilFriday August 19 starting at 9:30 am: Greeting of the Bishop, Festal Liturgy, procession w...

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St Nicholas Cathedral in Montreal Will Host the 25th Annual Church Musicians' Conference

08/09/2016

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the Synodal Liturgical Music Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, and St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec, present the 25th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference, Montreal, Canada, ...

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Parish Feast Day and Concert at the Old Cathedral in San Francisco

08/04/2016

This Sunday, August 7, the Old Cathedral of the Holy Virgin at 864 Fulton Street in San Francisco will celebrate its parish feast day.  His Eminence, Archbishop Kyrill will serve the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.  A 25-member Romanian Orthodox Choir from...

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The Wonderworking Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God to visit Burlingame, CA

06/18/2016

The Wonderworking Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God will visit the Church of All Russian Saints in Burlingame, CA, on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Greeting of the Icon is 6:00 pm. Address:744 EL CAMINO REALBURLINGAME, CA 94010 Please arrive early enough to park and be in ...

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2016 Symposium on St John of San Francisco

06/14/2016

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St. John 50th Anniversary Luncheon

06/01/2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016. 1:30 pm at the Russian Center2450 Sutter Street, San Francisco  RSVP: StJohn50Gala@gmail.comTo Susan Motoviloff and Veronica BelonogoffOr call Susan: 650-888-6307Reservations must be made in advance. Cost $75.00Pay Pal acceptedChecks payable and mailed to:HVC St. John...

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Announcing the Annual Pilgrimage to Fort Ross

05/28/2016

On the 30 of May, 2016, members of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia will perform an annual pilgrimage to Fort Ross, CA. The greeting of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill and Divine Liturgy are slated for 9:30 am. Fort Ross, a park in the California State Pa...

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The Western American Diocese Will Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of Saint John the Wonderworker

04/13/2016

“Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants” (Leviticus 25:10).  The Western American Diocese is announces the 50th Anniversary from the repose of our Father among the Saints JOHN Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderw...

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UPDATED: Schedule of General Unction Services Throughout the Diocese

03/31/2016

His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America announces the following schedule of General Unction Services throughout the Diocese: Monday April 4 at St. Herman of Alaska Church in Sunnyvale, CA, at 6:00 pm Tuesday April 5 at Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church in Sacrame...

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General Unction Service at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles

03/31/2016

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The Great-Lenten Pastoral Retreat is Dedicated to Missionary Work

03/17/2016

During Great Lent this year the pastoral retreat of the Western American Diocese is scheduled for March 29 and 30, 2016. The theme of the conference is Orthodox Mission....

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An Evening Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts will be Performed in the Diocesan Cathedral on March 30 at 6:00 pm

03/11/2016

The Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts is performed exclusively during Great Lent and in most cases in the morning according today’s practice in the Russian Orthodox Church. However, for the first time in the history of the New Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow&rdquo...

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The Diocese is Seeking a Leader for a Special Fundraising Project to Preserve the Legacy of St. John (Maximovich)

03/09/2016

The Diocesan Council of the Western American Diocese seeks an individual with experience and enthusiasm in gathering financial resources, to assist in leading a special fundraising appeal which will shortly be launched in order to preserve an important legacy of St. John the Wonderworker of San Fran...

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land From May 26 to June 3, 2016

02/26/2016

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Israel, under the slogan "Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Emperors Constantine and Elena" is being organized from May 26 through June 3, 2016.  The schedule includes visits the Holy City of Jerusalem and environs together with the Holy Sepulchre and the two Russian Or...

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The Commemoration of Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Kyrill, Teacher of the Slavs

02/23/2016

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BLINI Dinner at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle, WA

02/23/2016

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Annual Blini Dinner at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles

02/23/2016

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Traditional Blini Ball Dinner, San Francisco

02/23/2016

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Marking the Feast of the New Martyrs of Russia

02/16/2016

On Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of February His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will mark the parish Feast Day of the Holy New Martyrs of Russia in Mulino, Oregon.  See the parish website for further details here....

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9th Annual Lenten Retreat at Holy Virgin Cathedral

02/16/2016

The Diocese of San Francisco and Western America announces the 9th Annual Lenten Retreat "Redeeming Modern Life," When: Sunday, April 17, 2016 Where: 6210 Geary Boulevard; San Francisco, CA 94121 Featuring: Priest Andrew Cuneo, Ph.D & Khouria Krista West. Register for the retreat here. ...

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Classical Guitar Concert/Fundraiser

01/03/2016

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Annual Panykhida at Mare Island

10/31/2015

With the blessing of Archbishop Kyrill the annual Mare Island Memorial service is scheduled for SATURDAY, November 14 @ 11:00 am....

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50th Anniversary Banquet for the New Cathedral

10/28/2015

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Saint John Academy’s Annual Gala

10/25/2015

When: Sunday November 15, 2015, from 6:00 to 10:30 pm. Where: Saint John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Church on Baker Street in San Francisco (parking available on the grounds). Evening’s Events: Cocktails followed by a three course meal and performances by pupils of St. John’s Academy...

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Updated!!! Announcing Saint Herman’s West Youth Conference from December 27 to 31, 2015, in Corvallis, Oregon.

10/21/2015

I) Up-dated Schedule here.II) $210.00/personIII) Register here.IV) Registration closes December 15, 2015! Announcing Saint Herman’s West Youth Conference from December 27 to 31, 2015, in Corvallis, Oregon. The youth conference is hosted by Saint Martin the Merciful Church and the Western Ame...

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Anniversary Concert at the Church of All Russian Saints in Burlingame, California

10/21/2015

On Sunday October 25th, 2015, the choir of All Russian Saints in Burlingame, CA, under the direction of its choir master, Andrei Roudenko, will perform an "Anniversary Concert." Selected pieces are related to the anniversary of the composer, the work's debut and other significant dates. The choir wi...

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Schedule of the Annual Fall Retreat for the Clergy of the Western American Diocese

10/19/2015

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America the annual fall retreat organized for His clergy will be convened at the Diocesan Cathedral in San Francisco, CA, from the 4th to the 6th of November, 2015. Two lectures are scheduled during the conference, whi...

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San Francisco's Holy Virgin Cathedral 50th Anniversary Celebration Schedule

10/19/2015

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America the celebration of Holy Virgin Cathedral's 50th anniversary will take place on the cathedral's feastday "Joy of All Who Sorrow," Friday, November 6, 2015. The 1000th repose anniversary of St. Vladimir, Enlightne...

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Funeral Schedule for newly-departed Protodeacon Nicholai Triantafillidis

10/03/2015

Funeral Schedule for newly-departed Protodeacon Nicholai Triantafillidis at the New Cathedral in San Francisco, CA: Sunday October 4: Panykhida at 7:30 pm. Monday October 5: Arrival of casket at 4:00 pm. Panykhida at 7:30 pm. Tuesday October 6: Liturgy at 8:00 am. Funeral presided by Archbishop ...

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His Holiness Irenei Patriarch of Serbia to Venerate the Honorable Relics of Saint John the Wonderworker

09/07/2015

On Tuesday the 8th of September, 2015, on the Feast of the "Vladimir" Icon of the Mother of God, His Holiness Irenei Patriarch of Serbia will visit our Diocesan Cathedral of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" as part of the program of his travels in the United States. His Holiness will be gre...

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New Lecture in the "Men in Black" Series

09/04/2015

Steve Christoforou will be participating in the "Men in Black" Series sponsored by the Saint Elias Orthodox Church in Diamond Springs, CA, on Thursday September 24th, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  The topic of discussion will be "Why I Say Yes to Christ When it is Easier to Say No." What d...

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The Founding of a New Monastery for the Western American Diocese

09/04/2015

By the grace of God, a new men’s monastery of the Western American Diocese will be formally blessed following a service of the Divine Liturgy on the new monastery’s patronal feast day of St. Silouan the Athonite (11th / 24th September 2015). The festal Divine Liturgy will be concelebrate...

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24th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference

08/17/2015

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All-Diocesan Celebration of St. Vladimir and 50th Anniversary of the New Cathedral

08/15/2015

On Friday November 6th, 2015, Holy Virigin Cathedral will celebrate its Annual Feast Day of the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Joy of All Who Sorrow." This year the annual Feast Day will be augmented by the All-Diocesan Celebration of the 1000th Anniversary of the Repose of Saint Vladimir the Enl...

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Consecration of New Bells and Belfry at Holy Ascension Church in Sacramento

08/15/2015

On the 30th of August, 2015, His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America is scheduled to consecrate new bells and a belfry at Holy Ascension Church in Sacramento, CA.  Greeting of the Bishop is scheduled for 9:30 am. Divine Liturgy, procession to the church yard for the...

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Feast Day of Holy Transfiguration Cathedral

08/15/2015

His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will perform a pastoral visit to the Southern Deanery of the Western American Diocese to celebrate the Patronal Feast of the the Holy Transfiguation Cathedral in Los Angeles on August 6/19, 2015. Greeting of the Bishop is slated fo...

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The Celebration of the Feast of Saint John, Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco 2015

06/12/2015

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The Feast of All the Saints of Russia, the Patronal Feast of the Parish in Burlingame, CA

06/09/2015

THE FEAST OF ALL THE SAINTS OF RUSSIA, His Grace Bishop Theodosy of Seattle presiding. The weekend of Sunday, June 14th is the patronal feast of our church in Burlingame, CA. Vigil Service will be on Saturday evening, June 13th at 6 PM The Divine Liturgy will be Sunday, June 14th:Greeting of Hi...

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land & Aegina, Greece

06/08/2015

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Cossack Cadet School Summer Camp

06/08/2015

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Choral Presentations Series

06/06/2015

The Church of All Russian Saints, in Burlingame, CA, is holding the Choral Presentations Series from June through October of 2015. ...

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Fundraiser Banquet for the Benefit of the Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Icon

04/25/2015

On Saturday May 2, 2015, a Fundraiser Banquet is being organized for the the building of a church in Honolulu, Hawaii, that will become a worthy facility for housing the Sacred and Miraculous Iveron Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God of Hawaii. The event will begin at 11:30 am with a Service...

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Myasanitsa: Fundraiser Organized by the Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk Society of San Francisco

04/20/2015

Myasanitsa Food Feast on Sunday May 3, 2015. More information here....

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Joy & Mercy Fundraising Dinner

04/16/2015

The time of Easter is one of joy. One of the expressions of joy is giving to and supporting worthwhile causes. The Joy & Mercy Paschal (Easter) Dinner is a......

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Paschal Address of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill, 2015

04/10/2015

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Schedule of Unction Services in the Western American Diocese for Great Lent, 2015

03/18/2015

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ARRIVED!!! The 6th Issue of the diocesan journal "Spiritual Spring"

02/20/2015

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A Concert-Choral Recital in Burlingame on March 15, 2015

02/17/2015

А concert-choral recital of sacred music from Great Lent and Passion Week services by the parish choir of the Church of All Russian Saints will take place at 744 El Camino Real, Burlingame, on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at 1 PM. Admission is free. Space is limited. ...

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Concert of Sacred Russian Orthodox Music To Take Place in San Francisco During Great Lent

02/16/2015

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Sister Vassa will be at the Cozmic Cafe in Placerville, CA

01/31/2015

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Orthodox Lenten Retreat to be held in San Francisco on March 29, 2015

01/31/2015

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Annual "Men In Black" Speaker Series to be held in Diamond Springs, CA

01/15/2015

Saint Elias Orthodox Church of Diamond Springs, California, will be holding its second "Men in Black" missionary conference. This year's keynote speaker is Sister Vassa....

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The Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute Announces Its Fourth Symposium

01/15/2015

The Saints Cyril and Athanasius of Alexandria Institute of Orthodox Studies will hold its fourth Symposium in our diocese on February 14 and 15, 2015.  The theme is The City a Desert: Living the Life of the Desert in the Midst of the World.  More information and registration here.&n...

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The Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill

12/27/2014

The Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill may be read here. ...

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Panykhida on Mare Island at 12:00 pm on November 15, 2014

11/05/2014

On Saturday November 15, 2014, His Grace Bishop PETER of Cleaveland will preside over the annual panykhida commemmorating Russian saliors buried at the cemetery on Mare Island at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. The panykhida is scheduled to begin at 12:00 pm. For questi...

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Myrrh-streaming Icon of St. Anna to Visit Diocesan Cathedral

10/17/2014

The miraculous Icon will come to San Francisco on Nov. 7, 2014....

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VIII Annual St. Herman's West Youth Conference

10/17/2014

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Coming soon: Spiritual Spring No 5

10/16/2014

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Calistoga Wines is Hosting It's Third Wine Tasting & Auction

10/06/2014

Calistoga Orthodox Wines was founded by Priest Akim Provotakis, Rector of Saint Simeon of Verhostursk Church of the Western American Diocese in Calistoga, CA. Calistoga Orthodox Wines has produced a high quality Kagor for use as a chalice wine during the Divine Liturgy. The first vintage was so suc...

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Announcing an All-Diocesan Celebration-Pilgrimage

09/05/2014

His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill has announced an All-Diocesan Celebration-Pilgrimage to Saint Seraphim of Sarov Church in Monterey, California, on Saturday the 4th of October, 2014.   ...

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APPEAL FOR “OUR LADY OF KAZAN” CHURCH

08/03/2014

All who visit the church remark on the quiet and calm that envelops one as you enter the gates of "Our Lady of Kazan." However, with the passing of time upkeep, maintenance and new provisions are needed so that "Our Lady of Kazan" Church can adequately continue to service our Western American Dioces...

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