Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020

April 26, 2020

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.

Bright Saturday Bell Ringing in Support of Frontline Workers

As a prelude to a spirit-lifting sing-a-long, houses of worship are asked to ring their bells on Saturday, April 25th from 11:55 AM to 12:00 Noon to show their appreciation and support for frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. And we are happy to oblige on this festive Bright Saturday. Christ is risen! #SingOutSF At 12:00 Noon, San Franciscans and  others around the world are invited to raise their voices simultaneously in song by singingI Left My Heart in San Francisco (Music…
Fr Kirill and family lighting candles on behalf of all of our faithful

Pascha 2020 Photographs

In this year when we are called to stay at home, the clergy and a small number of singers led by His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West, served and live-streamed the divine services of the bright and saving Pascha – Easter – the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Parishioners from near and far faithfully prayed with us in their homes. We are happy to present a small photo album of pictures from our…
Pascha Icon 2020

The Paschal Message of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin 2020

To the Reverend Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Diocese of the West: Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! In the Divine Liturgy, at the apex of the Anaphora, the Gifts are raised on high by the deacon as the following prayer is said, ending with the exclamation: Remembering this saving commandment and all those things which have come to pass for us: the Cross, the Tomb, the Resurrection on the third day, the Ascension into heaven, the Sitting…

Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon Pascha 2020

To the Venerable Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen! Today we celebrate the feast of feasts, the radiant joyful feast of the Lord’s Resurrection. He became a man like us, and was crucified, suffered, and was buried for us. And today, after three days in the tomb, He rises from the dead, offering us all the promise of Resurrection unto eternal life. Our life in the Resurrection begins even…
Pascha and Kulitch

The Blessing of Foods on Pascha

This year we are unable to gather at the cathedral to have our Paschal food blessed. Below is a brief order of blessing that can be done at home before the home meal on Pascha day. Sing the following three times: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. After having finished singing, the head of the family reads the following prayer for the blessing of meat: O Lord…

Holy Week & Pascha 2020

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.

April 5, 2020

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.