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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:

Bay Area high school teen gathering at Holy Trinity

On Sunday, October 3, fifteen high school teens from Holy Trinity Cathedral, St. Seraphim Cathedral, St. Nicholas Church, Nativity of the Virgin Church, and St. Susanna Mission gathered in San Francisco at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Pier 39 for a full afternoon and evening of fellowship. They had a great time being with one another (as did their chaperones)! A true opportunity to encourage one another and build one another up (1 Thessalonians 5:11)!

Fort Ross Pilgrimage 2021

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)

Abp. Benjamin & Bp. Gideon of Makarov on All Saints of America Sunday

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!

Blood Drive!

On the fourth Sunday of Pascha, our parish hosted a blood drive after the Divine Liturgy. A full day of parishioners and neighbors giving for the other!