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Yale Chorus at Cathedral this Sunday!

We’re excited to host the Yale Russian Chorus at Holy Trinity Cathedral on Sunday, March 19, at 1:00 pm! This concert of sacred music is free and open to the public (suggested donation of $20 welcome but not required; proceeds beyond costs will be donated to Earthquake relief efforts in the Middle East). The Yale Russian Chorus (YRC) is a tenor-bass a cappella choral ensemble specializing in sacred and secular Slavic choral music. Chorus members are Yale University students from…

2023 Lenten Retreat

Please join us for our Annual Lenten Retreat: Saturday, March 18, 2023 Standing in the temple of thy glory: liturgical theology in the hymns and prayers of Lent and Holy Week The Rev. Dn. Vitaly Permiakov, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Liturgical Theology St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Father Deacon Vitaly teaches Liturgical Theology at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and serves as the “Ecclesiarch” responsible for the divine services in the seminary chapel. Born in Latvia, Dn. Vitaly relocated to the United…

Baptisms of Marie and Sevastiana

The Divine Liturgy on November 20, 2022, was preceded by the sacrament of Holy Baptism for Bonnie Marie and her daughter Sevastiana. Many years to the newly-illumined!

2022 Advent Retreat

This day long retreat will include a series of reflections and conversations intended to stiulate our faith and life in this annual season of renewal. December 3. Join us!

Fort Ross Pilgrimage 2022

The auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of the West, His Grace, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa, led clergy and faithful from all over the Bay Area in the annual Fourth of July pilgrimage to historic Fort Ross. A choir led by Valerie Simonson (Holy Cross, Sacramento) beautifully sang the responses at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Following the reading of the Holy Gospel, Priest Gregory Matlak (St. Christina, Fremont) preached a homily powerfully connecting the historical path of Fort Ross with…

Pentecost 2022 Photographs

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place” (Acts 2:1). On Saturday evening, June 11, and the morning of Sunday, June 12, the Cathedral of the Diocese of the West celebrated the great saving day of Pentecost: the feast of the Holy Trinity and its patronal feast. His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West presided at the divine services. Festal Vigil was served on Saturday night with…

2022 Lenten Retreat

Please join us for our Annual Lenten Retreat: Saturday, April 2, 2022 “Not an angel, not a messenger, but the Lord Himself!”: Participating Fully in The Passover The Rev. Dr. Bogdan G. Bucur Associate Professor of Patristics St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary After studying at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Bucharest, Fr. Bogdan came to the USA, where he earned his Ph.D. at Marquette University under the direction of Archbishop Alexander (Golitzin). He now teaches Patristics at St Vladimir’s Orthodox…

Area Christmas Fundraisers

The Bay Area is a wonderful place for richly diverse Orthodox Christian communities. Several parishes have sent us information on fundraisers to support your celebrations around the Nativity of Christ. See below for links to fliers from San Francisco, Menlo Park, and Saratoga: