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, which will then be concluded by the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Consecration of the Holy Virgin Cathedral “Joy of All Who Sorrow.” The 1000th repose anniversary of St. Vladimir, Enlightner of Rus will also be marked on this day. Guest bishops are expected to participate in the Divine Liturgy on November 6th, and a banquet at the Russian Center will follow.
On Wednesday November 4th Priest Jesse Philo ˗ Rector of St. John Orthodox Church in Kennewick, WA ˗ will speak on “The Rise of Recreational Drug Use Among Parishioners,” which will become a spring-board for a round-table discussion.
On Thursday November 5th Deacon Matthew Garrett ˗ cleric of St. Seraphim Orthodox Church in Boise, ID, and professional iconographer ˗ will speak of the Icon of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow.”