Weekly bulletins are distributed every Sunday at the Divine Liturgy. They contain Sunday scripture readings, commemorate birthdays and anniversaries, communicate parish announcements, and highlight divine services in the coming week. You can also download the latest bulletin in PDF format here.
On Sunday, September 22, we gathered at Fort Mason overlooking the San Francisco Bay for our annual parish picnic! Our thanks to Johann and all those who organized and volunteered to make this a great experience for all. Photographs courtesy of Matushka Sophia Sokolov and David Lee. Click on the thumbnail below to expand the slideshow.
His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin 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. It was a joy to be with brothers and sisters in Christ united in thanksgiving on a beautiful day. Fort Ross is now a state historic park and is the site of the first Orthodox house of prayer south of Alaska. (Photographs courtesy of Matushka Sophia Sokolov)
“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