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A Regular Meeting of the Synod of Bishops is Held within the Borders of the Western American Diocese - 06/28/19

A regular meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, which has coincided with the day of celebration of the memory of Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker and the 25th Anniversary of his canonization, is being convened within the borders of the Western American Diocese.

Most of the senior bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia have arrived San Francisco to discuss and...

Film about the Diocesan Youth Workweek at St. Silouan’s Monastery, 2018 - 06/04/19

The Diocesan Youth Workweek at Saint Silouan’s Monastery in Sonora starts in less than two weeks: June 12-22, 2019.

There are still some places left. Register here NOW!

Below is a link to a film that depicts last year’s workweek. As you watch please, note, this year will be a little different. The girls will not be staying at the lake as in the past, which was a ½ hour drive one way. This time the girls will stay up that hill in the large private residence  5 minutes from the monastery. The boys will be staying at the monastery in tents.

Photo Report of the "Educational" Divine Liturgy for Children, Seattle, WA - 05/19/18

In May of this year the clergy of the Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle, WA, performed an "instructive" Divine Liturgy during which young children were taught about the Eucharist at this Divine Service.

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Paschal Address of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America - 04/25/19

Reverend Fathers, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful
of the Western American Diocese ROCOR:
Precious Children of the Church, my beloved flock:


Today we bear witness to the Resurrection of Christ and cry out from the depths of our hearts with joy. There is no other response that is possible for man, beholding the defeat of death, except joy, and we will never cease to experience it so long as we are faithful in following Him.

NATIVITY EPISTLE оf the Ruling Archbishopвof the Western American Diocese ROCOR - 01/05/19

Reverend Fathers, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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