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  • The Bells of Holy Trinity

    The seven bells of Holy Trinity Cathedral are one of our great civic and ecclesiastical treasures. Five of the seven were a gift from Tsar Alexander III of Russia in thanksgiving for the miraculous preservation of his life (and those of his family) from an assassination attempt. Two other bells were locally recast by Garrett & Co. from older bells that melted during one of several fires that seriously damaged the temple in the course of the years...  Read more...

  • 40th Anniversary of Glorification of St. Innocent of Alaska

    Saint Innocent (Veniaminov), Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomensk (August 26, 1797—March 31, 1879), was glorified by the Russian Orthodox Church on October 6, 1977. He was born in the village of Anginsk in the Irkutsk diocese. The Apostle of America and Siberia proclaimed the Gospel “even to the ends of the earth”...  More

     

  • Appeal for fire victims

    In response to the terrible fires in the Santa Rosa area and the losses parishioners and their neighbors have endured, St. Seraphim Cathedral in Santa Rosa has established a fund to provide immediate help and assistance. His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin encourages us to contribute to this immediate need.  We will be collecting at the Sunday liturgy or you can give through this link.

     

  • Upcoming

    Wed, Oct 18: 5:30 pm Memorial service; 6:00 pm Vespers; followed by parish council meeting.

    Sat, Oct 21: 9:00 am Memorial Liturgy; 6:00 pm Vigil.

    Sun, Oct 22: 10:00 am Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship meal.

    Wed, Oct 25: 6:00 pm Vespers.

    Visit our full calendar of services

Lenten Message of Archbishop Benjamin

Dearly beloved,

After the preparatory weeks getting us ready for Great Lent, we come to the First Sunday of the Fast. There are two themes to this Sunday. The first theme, of course, is historical: the restoration of icons for use in worship and devotion in the Church after many years of iconoclasm. The second is the theme echoed by Philip: Come and See.

These themes are related to each other...

  • Feb 24 2017

The Blessing of Water

Icon of TheophanyIn the Book of Genesis, we read that creation began when the Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters. (Gen. 1:2) Throughout the Bible, water plays an important and a 'mystical role' in human existence and in man's relationship with God the Creator.

Water has the capacity to produce death, as recounted in the story of Noah and the ark (Gen. 6); or to produce life, as noted in the story of Moses' striking the rock in the desert to produce water for the parched wanderers (Numbers 20). While the waters of the Red Sea parted to allow the Hebrews to pass over in safety (and thus preserve life), the same waters came rushing upon the Pharoah and his army drowning them...

  • Feb 6 2017

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