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Photos / Community (Page 2)

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!

Pascha 2021 Photographs

In the early moments of Sunday, May 2, 2021, the cathedral clergy and faithful celebrated the bright and saving day of the Lord’s Resurrection – Pascha – Easter. Christ is risen! Photographs courtesy Matushka Sophia Sokolov.

Meatfare Coffee Fellowship

The beautiful Divine Liturgies this weekend were capped with “to-go” Meatfare coffee fellowship!

Baptisms of Eliza and Jonah

The Divine Liturgy on February 28, 2021, was preceded by the sacrament of Holy Baptism for John and Alexandra. Many years to the newly-illumined!

Baptisms of Alexandra and John

The Divine Liturgy on February 28, 2021, was preceded by the sacrament of Holy Baptism for John and Alexandra. Many years to the newly-illumined!

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…

Photos of Baptismal Joy

Today, we welcomed yet another wee one into the Church. Many years to the newly illumined, her sponsors, and her family!