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 Russia on Sunday July 22, 2018. After the festal dinner the youth travel to Saint Siloun's Monastery.
Projects include the repair of the bank by the bridge, building a staircase for a monastic cell, rebuilding the roof on a car port and more.
The daily schedule includes prayer, spiritual talks, swimming and an evening campfire.
Special activities include a day trip to Yosemite Valley (Thursday July 26th) and the Feast of St. Vladimr Enlightener of Russia (Saturday, July 28th).
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.
Friday June 29th at 6:00 pm: All-night Vigil
Saturday June 30th at 9:30 am: Greeting of the Bishop, Divine Liturgy, procession and Festal Meal
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 Proclamation in 1863.