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TO THE FAITHFUL FLOCK OF THE WESTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE - ROCOR

16 июля, 2021 - 13:57

Over the last several weeks, a self-called “schema hieromonk” Ephraim (Krassovsky) has been visiting various parishes within our Diocese. It is herewith brought to the attention of both clergy and lay faithful, that monk Ephraim is not recognized as a legitimately ordained clergyman of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1993, the Synod of Bishops of ROCOR, having examined the relevant judgement of the Spiritual Court of the Diocese of Syracuse and Holy Trinity, as presented by His Eminence Archbishop Laurus, confirmed the Spiritual Court’s decision to defrock - then hierodeacon - Ephraim, who had, in order to escape answering for his misdeeds and accepting the consequences thereof, deserted the Holy Trinity Monastery and his ecclesiastic authority and, without a proper canonical release, joined himself unto representatives of one of the many schismatic offshoots of the Greek Old Calendar movement and there, accepted an uncanonical priestly ordination...

A Golden Dome Now Caps the Kazan Church on the Russian River

16 июля, 2021 - 10:00

In anticipation of impending Feast Day of the “Kazan” of the Mother of God on July 21 of this year, His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America arranged for the gilding of the cupola that crowns the Kazan Church along the Russian River in Guerneville, CA.

Artisan Valeriy Kagounkin of Sacramento, CA, labored for several days...

Archpriest Victor Potapov Speaks about Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker

1 июля, 2021 - 21:44

This talk was given at the Symposium entitled “St. John and His Legacy” held from June 30 to July 1, 2016, which was dedicated to Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker. It was organized by the Saints Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria Institute of San Francisco on the eve of the day of memory Holy Hierarch John in the 50th year from the latter's repose. 

Although he did not know Saint John personally during his lifetime, Father Victor relates his close relationship with the Saint from his youth up to this day.

Blessing of Church Bells Slated in Burlingame, CA

1 июля, 2021 - 12:09

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 consecration will be considered part the local parish’s celebration of the Centennial of the Formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (1920) and in conjunction with the approaching 70th Anniversary of the founding of All Russian Saints Church. The faithul are welcome to the festivities.

Schedule:
Saturday July 3rd
All-night Vigil

Sunday July 4th
8:30 AM – Blessing of the Waters
9:00 AM – Hours
9:30 AM – Greeting of His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America, Divine Liturgy & Procession with the “Order of Blessing of Bells.” (Unfortunately, there will not a festal meal for the general public).

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

1 июля, 2021 - 10:14

His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America welcomes clergy, parishioners and pilgrims to Holy Virgin Cathedral for the Feast of our beloved Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker being held on July 2nd  and 3rd, 2021.

This year the number of clergy permitted to serve in the Holy Altar during the Divine Services of the Feast will be limited to a select few.

 NOTE: Only those clergy who have received a personal summons will be permitted to concelebrate...

A New Dome Crowns Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco Orthodox Church in Kennewick, WA

29 июня, 2021 - 12:35

On Monday June 28th, 2012, at the parish of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco Orthodox Church in Kennewick, WA, clergy and faithful reach a milestone in their parish life with the crowning of their holy temple with at beautiful gold dome.

News From Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

29 июня, 2021 - 12:16

A CONVERSATION WITH THE DEAN OF JORDANVILLE’S SEMINARY 

Nicolas G. Schidlovsky speaks with the HTS Alumni Association

Professor Schidlovsky, you have held the Dean’s position at HTOS for well over a year now. This has obviously been a lot of hard work, and we now feel that it is a great time for many of us who are not regularly on campus to get to know you better. It seems that under your guidance the Seminary is energetically moving ahead with interesting projects. May we ask you a few questions?  Please start by telling us about your family background, education, and professional experience...

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

29 июня, 2021 - 11:36

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 AM
Divine Liturgy at 9:00 AM

Address:
Kazan Icon of the Mother of God Church
17370 Neeley Road,
Guerneville, CA 95446

St. John's Feast Day Schedule

29 июня, 2021 - 11:22

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 most limitations lifted. The schedule of St. John's feastday celebration at Holy Virgin Cathedral is as follows:


THURSDAY, July 1
5:00 pm – Daily Vespers & Matins.
7:00 pm – Transfer of St. John reliquary to the center of the cathedral and Akathist to St. John before his relics.


FRIDAY, July 2
8:00 am – Daily Divine Liturgy.
5:00 pm – Confessions.
6:00 pm – Vigil to St. John.


SATURDAY, July 3
7:30 am – Early Liturgy (Hours at 7:00 am, "Blessed is the Kingdom" at 7:30 am).
9:30 am – Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Moleben and Procession (unfortunately, no common meal will be offered this year).

Paschal Message of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

1 мая, 2021 - 13:22

Paschal Message of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Your Graces the archpastors, reverend pastors and deacons, all-honourable monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters: 

On this chosen and holy day, full of Paschal joy and glorious light, the life-affirming glad tidings are being passed on from mouth to mouth, from heart to heart: 

CHRIST IS RISEN! 

PASCHAL ADDRESS of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion

1 мая, 2021 - 08:11

PASCHAL ADDRESS
of His Eminence
Hilarion
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

CHRIST IS RISEN!

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