Front Page Stories

Front Page Stories

March 29, 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.

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!

Nativity Message of Archbishop Benjamin

NATIVITY OF OUR LORD 2019 To the Reverend Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese of the West Dearly beloved: Christ is Born! Glorify Him! There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots…     The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow…

Archpastoral Message of Metropolitan Tikhon

Archpastoral Message ofHis Beatitude Metropolitan TikhonNativity of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ2019 To the Honorable Clergy, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, My Beloved Brethren and Blessed Children in the Lord, Christ is born! Glorify Him! As we celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ in the flesh, and His baptism in the River Jordan, we call to mind the important roles that his mother, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, and his Forerunner, John the…

2019 Advent Retreat

Please join us for our Annual Advent Retreat: Saturday, December 7, 2019 Meant to be Mediators! Mutual Prayer at the center of our lives Dr. Edith M. Humphrey William F. Orr Professor of New Testament Pittsburgh Theological Seminary If every Christian has a direct relationship with the Father, through Jesus Christ, then why are the prayers of the saints so important?  Why do we pray for each other?  Shouldn’t we simply go “straight to the top?”  We are excited to…

Annual Parish Picnic at Fort Mason

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.

Annual Pilgrimage to Fort Ross 2019

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)

Church School Easter Egg Hunt Photographs

On the Second Sunday of Pascha, younger Church School students discussed Pascha and then continued in the joy of the feast with an Easter Egg Hunt in the cathedral garden.

Pascha 2019 Photographs

In the early moments of Sunday, April 28, 2019, 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.

Looking Ahead to Holy Week & Pascha

Looking Ahead to Holy Week & Pascha April 20 – April 28, 2019 On Lazarus Saturday (April 20), we enter into the special and sacred time of Holy Week and Pascha. Each and every one of us is called to truly “lay aside all earthly cares,” i.e., all activities and concerns that distract from the great mystery which is happening for us and to us. It must be an experience that transcends the fulfilling of an annual religious obligation or…

Metropolitan Tikhon Presides at Sunday of Orthodoxy

At the invitation of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon visited the Diocese of the West during the first weekend of Great Lent. On Friday evening, March 15, 2019, Metropolitan Tikhon prayed at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at San Francisco’s historic Holy Trinity Cathedral, where he was warmly welcomed by Archbishop Benjamin; His Grace, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa; and Archpriest Kirill Sokolov, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral. The following day, Saturday, March 16, Metropolitan Tikhon…
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