Rare Performance in Carmel of Rachmaninoff's Vespers
[July 17, 2012] On Sunday, July 22 at 8:30 pm a rare performance in Carmel of Rachmaninoff's monumental work for a cappella chorus VESPERS will take place at the Sunset Center (San Carlos at 9th Street). Andrew Megill will direct the Bach Festival Chorus and Chorale in what is considered by many as Rachmaninoff's finest achievement. Tickets may be ordered online.
The Feast of Theophany in Sacramento
[January 20, 2012] The Western American Diocese site photo gallery has been updated. See the photos of the feast of Theophany at Sacramento's Holy Ascension Church. Photos by Irene Hanlon.
Nativity Epistle of the Ruling Archbishop of the Western American Diocese
Christ is born! Glorify Him!
San Francisco Deanery Pilgrimage to Southern California
Western American Diocese Clergy Participates in West Coast Pan-Orhtodox Clergy Retreat
[December 22, 2011] The Third Annual West Coast Pan-Orthodox Pastoral retreat, representing all the Canonical Orthodox jurisdictions of the West Coast, was held on December 6-8 at St. Nicholas Ranch and the "Life-Giving Spring" Greek Monastery in Dunlap, California. The Western American Diocese of the Russian Church was represented by priests from Burlingame (Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko), Sacramento (Archpriest Paul Volmensky) and San Francisco (Archpriest Peter Perekrestov. (Photos of the Retreat available to view here). ...more
St. John's Academy Gala Fundraising Dinner 2012
[December 15, 2011] On Friday, January 27, 2012, the St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy will hold their second "St. John's Gala Evening" organized by the school's Board of Directors. The main goals of the evening are to acquaint the Bay area Orthodox community with the work of St. John's Academy and to raise funds for the school.
Archbishop Kyrill Makes Historic Visit to Mexico
[December 12, 2012] On Sunday, December 4, 2011, the feast of the Entrance into the Temple of the Most-Holy Mother of God, the fifth anniversary of the establishment of Holy Trinity Skete in Mexico City, Mexico, was celebrated.
AROUND THE DIOCESE: November 2011
[December 1, 2011] A new priest has been assigned to the St. John of Kronstadt Church in San Diego – Archpriest Eugene Grushetsky. The St. Barbara Mission in Orange County (California) is now being served by Priest George Gulin, who is on loan from the Orthodox Church in America.
CD 8 in the "Chants of the Russian Emigres" Presented at the Patriarch Aleksey Tribute in San Francisco
[November 25, 2011] On Thursday, November 3, three events took place at the Holy Virgin Cathedral (San Francisco) hall: a photo exhibit of works by Mikhail Moiseev (Moscow); a tribute to His Holiness Patriarch Aleksey and the presentation of CD 8 in the "Chants of the Russian Emigres" series. The CD was recorded in 2010 and is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. We invite visitors to our site to view photos of some of M. Moiseev's works, as well as photos of the evening in general and to listen to sample tracks (see link below). ...more
PHOTO GALLERY: Holy Virgin Cathedral "Joy of All Who Sorrow" Feastday
[November 21, 2011] We invite visitors to our site to view the photo gallery of the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy at San Francisco's Holy Virgin Cathedral on November 5 and 6. The feastday services were celebrated by His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America. Photos by Mikhail Moiseev (Moscow, Russia).