Front Page Stories (Page 2)

Front Page Stories (Page 2)

Nativity Message of Metropolitan Tikhon

May the brightness of the Child come into the world this day to dispel its darkness enlighten all of you, my beloved flock. May the hope given to us this day never fade away no matter the difficulties facing us. May the Gift that is placed in our hands this day always be received as the only gift that matters.

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!

July 4, 2021

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.

Pentecost 2021 Photographs

“On the last day, that great day of the Feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink…” (John 7:37-52; 8:12). On Saturday evening and the morning of Sunday, June 20, our Cathedral parish celebrated our patronal feast day of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit. His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin presided at the festal services. Our festivities began with a festal vigil and reception Saturday night celebrated with all of our…

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.

Looking Ahead to Holy Week & Pascha

Looking Ahead to Holy Week & Pascha April 25 – May 2, 2021 On Lazarus Saturday (April 24), 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…

Archbishop Benjamin’s Lenten Message

2021 Lenten Message of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin To the Reverend Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Diocese of the West: But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse. But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak. For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, will not…

Meatfare Coffee Fellowship

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