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His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, and His Grace, Bishop Daniel, led the clergy and faithful of the Diocese of the West in the annual (since 1925) pilgrimage to Fort Ross on the 4th of July. Fort Ross is now a California state historic park and is the site of the first Orthodox house of prayer south of Alaska. (Photographs courtesy of Matushka Sophia Sokolov)
On American Independence Day, July 4, we celebrated the Sunday of All Saints of America. The Divine Liturgy was served by His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin and visiting Bishop Gideon of Makarov, Vicar of the Kyiv Metropolis (Ukrainian Orthodox Church), who was accompanied by Protodeacon Antony. We were grateful for their presence and for pilgrims from all over who enhanced our assembly this holy day!
“In the radiance of His light the world is not commonplace. The very floor we stand on is a miracle of atoms whizzing about in space. The darkness of sin is clarified, and its burden shouldered. Death is robbed of its finality, trampled down by Christ’s death. In a world where everything that seems to be present is immediately past, everything in Christ is able to participate in the eternal present of God.”
– Fr. Alexander Schmemann