Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/ 60 http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180621_1.html Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Announcements/image.png&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180621_1.html 2018 Summer Workweek at St. Silouan' Monastery http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180607_1.html Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Announcements/St-Silouan-Workweek-Irenei-01-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=104&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>The daily schedule includes prayer, spiritual talks, swimming and an evening campfire.</p> <p>Special activities include a day trip to Yosemite Valley (Thursday July 26th) and the Feast of St. Vladimr Enlightener of Russia (Saturday, July 28th).</p> <p>Ages: 15 to 25.<br />Cost: $125.00/person<br />Register <a href="https://fs2.formsite.com/sthermanswest/form17/index.html">here</a>.<br />Questions: email<a href="mailto:wadiocesesocial@gmail.com"> here</a>.<br /><br /></p></div> Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180607_1.html Saint John of San Francisco Day, June 30th, 2018 http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180515_2.html Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Announcements/Saint-John-mosaic-2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=113&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>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.</p> <p><strong>Schedule:</strong><br />Friday June 29th at 6:00 pm: All-night Vigil<br />Saturday June 30th at 9:30 am: Greeting of the Bishop, Divine Liturgy, procession and Festal Meal</p></div> Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180515_2.html Decree No. 11E/2018 To the Clergy and Laity of the Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180428_1.html Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Announcements/Alexander-II-of-Russia.jpg&archive=0&final_h=225&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>This year on April 29th marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Alexander II of&nbsp;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&rsquo;s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180428_1.html HOLY ASCENSION RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SACRAMENTO CELEBRATED ITS FEAST DAY http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180519_1.html Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/05-17-Ascension-of-our-Lord-Sacramento/Ascension_Sacramento_22.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On May 17, 2018, the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church of Sacramento celebrated its Patronal Feast Day.</p> <p>His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America presided over the Divine Liturgy and festivities. Concelebrating with him were Archpriest Paul Volmensky (Rector), Archpriest James Steele (St. Elias Church of Diamond Springs, CA), Archdeacon Peter (Karakozoff), and deacons Nicholai Lenkoff and Nicholas Stoltz.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180519_1.html Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America gives a church award to Grand Duke Georgy Mikhailovich http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180515_5.html Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Announcements/AK-HIH-Maria-hier.jpg&archive=0&final_h=120&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, May 6, 2018, The 5th Sunday of Pascha and the feast day of St George the Victory-Bearer and Great Martyr, His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady &ldquo;of the Sign&rdquo; in New York City, along with the Senior Priest of the cathedral, Protopriest Andrei Sommer.</p> <p>The Head of the Russian Imperial House, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna and her son, Tsesarevich and Grand Duke Georgy Mikhailovich, who was celebrating his namesday, prayed at the service.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180515_5.html The 8th Annual Children’s Cossack Games were Held http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180515_8.html Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/StGeorge_02.jpg&archive=0&final_h=211&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On Saturday the 5th of May, 2018, the 8th Annual Children&rsquo;s Cossack Games were held at Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church of Sacramento under the direction of Stanislav Holokov a Semirechniy Cossack, Ataman of the Cossacks&rsquo; National Union and Dean of the Western American Cossack Cadet School in honor of the &ldquo;Don&rdquo; Icon of the Mother of God.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180515_8.html Statement from the Synod of Bishops http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180430_1.html Sun, 29 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Announcements/4synodmeeting18.jpg&archive=0&final_h=189&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On Pascha night, April 8th, 2018, His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America resumed his duties as Ruling Bishop after a brief leave of absence for health reasons, which had been blessed by Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180430_1.html Tenth Annual Diocesan Lenten Retreat: “Bringing the Church to the World” http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180501_1.html Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/03-25-Annual-Lenten-Retreat/lenten-retreat2018-3.jpg&archive=0&final_h=241&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On Sunday March 25, Holy Virgin Cathedral, which is dedicated to the honor of the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos &ldquo;Joy of All Who Sorrow,&rdquo; hosted the Western American Diocese&rsquo;s Tenth Annual Great-Lenten Retreat: &ldquo;Bringing the Church to the World.&rdquo; &nbsp;This year&rsquo;s speakers were Bishop Irenei of Sacramento and Hieromonk Alexii (Altschul). &nbsp;From the beginning connections were found between this retreat and those held previously. Fr. Alexii had been baptized into the Orthodox Faith by last year&rsquo;s speaker Fr. Moses Berry, while Bishop Irenei had been the speaker of the first ever Great-Lenten retreat back in 2007 (before his monastic tonsure and episcopal consecration) as Oxford University Fellow Dr. Matthew Steenburg.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180501_1.html Appeal to the Parishes of the Western American Diocese on behalf of Those Who have Suffered in Kemerovo, Russia http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180329_2.html Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/03-29-fire-kemerovo/keremova-fire.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>Dear Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,</p> <p>With incredible pain we have received the news about the tragic events in the Kemerov Diocese which swept away the lives of a multitude of children. Now, moved by the Christian sense of sympathy and brotherly love, we are praying for the repose of those who have been lost and for the health of those lying in hospitals. And, we call for all possible assistance to all affected families through the Benevolent Memorial Fund of St. Archbishop John (Maximovich).</p> <p>This great archpastor of the Russian Diaspora always hastened to the aid of the suffering, those in tribulation and those weighed down by the cross of life. He hastened with concrete help, with kind words of love, consolation, hope and prayer.</p> <p>Let us follow, even if in small measure,...</p></div> Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180329_2.html Annual Lenten Choral Recital held in Burlingame, CA http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180329_1.html Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/03-28-Burlingame-Concert/Choir2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, March 18, 2018, the Parish Choir of the Church of All Russian Saints in Burlingame, California, presented its annual &ldquo;Lenten&rdquo; choral recital, featuring works heard at Great Lent and Passion Week services.&nbsp;The concert was dedicated to the memory of Metropolitan Laurus, who reposed ten years ago on March 16, 2008.&nbsp;&nbsp;Before the first selection, all who were present chanted &ldquo;Eternal Memory&rdquo; for +Metropolitan Laurus, Prince Vladimir Galitzine (+ 22-FEB-2018) and Dmitri Hvorostovsky (+ 22-NOV-2017).&nbsp;&nbsp;Several concert selections are familiar sacred works performed by Hvorostovsky.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://www.wadiocese.com/news_180329_1.html HOLY ASCENSION RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SACRAMENTO CELEBRATED ITS FEAST DAY https://wadiocese.org/news_180519_1.html Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/05-17-Ascension-of-our-Lord-Sacramento/Ascension_Sacramento_22.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese https://wadiocese.org/news_180519_1.html The 8th Annual Children’s Cossack Games were Held http://wadiocese.org/news_180515_8.html Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/StGeorge_02-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=155&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_180515_8.html Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America Gives a Church Award to Grand Duke Georgy Mikhailovich http://wadiocese.org/news_180515_5.html Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Announcements/AK-HIH-Maria-hier.jpg&archive=0&final_h=120&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_180515_5.html Saint John of San Francisco Day, June 30th, 2018 https://wadiocese.org/news_180515_2.html Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Announcements/Saint-John-mosaic-2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=113&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese https://wadiocese.org/news_180515_2.html Tenth Annual Diocesan Lenten Retreat: “Bringing the Church to the World” http://wadiocese.org/news_180501_1.html Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/03-25-Annual-Lenten-Retreat/lenten-retreat2018-12.jpg&archive=0&final_h=106&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_180501_1.html Statement from the Synod of Bishops http://wadiocese.org/news_180430_1.html Sun, 29 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Announcements/Synod-April-2018-Somer-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=93&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_180430_1.html