A monument to St John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker is installed on the grounds of the headquarters of the Western American Diocese

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 15/9/18 “A monument to St John, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker was donated by the ‘Dialogue of Cultures—One World’ Foundation and installed on the courtyard of the old orphanage and Church of St Tikhon of Zadonsk, ...

Sermon by St John (Maximovich), Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker, on the Parable of the Talents and Icon-painting

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - September 2018 The Lord gave us a parable about a master who distributes talents to his servants corresponding with the abilities of each. After some time, he demanded of them reports on what they did and rewarded those who ...

Sunday of Orthodoxy in San Francisco

Church of Serbia - 7/3/18 The Eucharistic celebration of the Sunday of Orthodoxy in San Francisco was elevated by Hierarchical Divine Liturgy served by His Grace Bishop Maxim with parish priest Fr. Djurica Gordic. Divine Liturgy was well attended, and many parishioners received Holy Eucharist. His Grace Bishop Maxim delivered a sermon on the topic of Sunday ...

“The Best Day of My Life”

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 31/12/17 On December 9-10, 2017, the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Zurich, Switzerland (Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church), an unprecedented event took place: for the first time, a reliquary containing relics and the belt of of ...

Schema-Archdeacon Ambrose (Taratuchin) reposes in the Lord

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 28/11/17 +Memory Eternal+ On Sunday morning, November 26, 2017, the feast day of St John Chrysostom, Schema-Archdeacon Ambrose (Taratuchin) reposed in the Lord following a long illness. The long-time cleric of the Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of ...

Saint Sebastian Orthodox Press Slava

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Church of Serbia - 15/11/17 Sebastian Press was established in 2006 by the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America, based on the vision of its, at that time, newly enthroned Bishop Dr. Maxim (Vasiljevic) and named in honor of a first American born Orthodox priest, Fr. Sebastian Dabovich, a great missionary and pioneer of the Orthodox ...

IOCC Names Fr. Thomas Paris to Receive Good Samaritan Award

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IOCC - 28/10/17 In recognition of outstanding service supporting IOCC’s worldwide humanitarian work Baltimore, MD (October 27, 2017) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the official humanitarian agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, will honor Father Thomas Paris, a retired priest of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, with ...

“I Don’t Want the Russian Church Abroad to Lose Its Identity” – Protopriest Peter Perekrestov

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - September 2017 You were born and reared in the Russian diaspora. Tell us about the people who influenced you in your younger years and nurtured in you a love for the Church and your historic homeland. – I was born ...

New Documentary: Modern Christian Martyrs

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - April- May 2017 NEW DOCUMENTARY “MODERN CHRISTIAN MARTYRS” METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO AND GREATER CHICAGO BROADCAST MINISTERIES PRODUCE DOCUMENTARY CONCERNING ONGOING GENOCIDE OF THE CHRISTIAN MINORITY POPULATION OF SYRIA CHICAGO, IL: We have all heard about refugees in the news. We have all seen the situation in Syria in the news. But have ...

Sermon on the Epiphany by St John – Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-Worker

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 18/1/17 As we celebrate the Epiphany, we remember how God revealed himself as the Trinity, that Jesus appeared to the people as Christ. Where did Christ appear Hos did He begin His mission? Did He enter a great city ...

Church of the Savior on Blood Rated Top Tourist Attraction in Russia

Sputniknews - 28/12/16 A 19th century St. Petersburg church was recently declared as Russia's top tourist attraction. The Church of the Savior in Spilled Blood, located in the city of St. Petersburg, was rated as the top tourist attraction in Russia, according to a map drafted by the mobile discount voucher website Vouchercloud based on TripAdvisor data. ...

The St Herman’s Orthodox Youth Conference Convenes

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/12/16 The annual St Herman's Youth Conference on the East Coast of the USA opens on December 23, 2016, in Washington, DC. The event hosts round tables, divine services and other events at St John the Baptist Cathedral. As Protopriest ...

Saint Sava Jackson Celebrates Feast of St. Sebastian

Chruch of Serbia- 12/6/16 On November 26th and 27th, the faithful of St. Sava Jackson gathered to commemorate the founders of the parish and the Feast of St. Sebastian of Jackson and San Francisco. The two-day event began with Great Vespers on Saturday evening.  At the invitation of His Grace Bishop Maxim, His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin (OCA, San ...

Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg) is Consecrated Bishop of Sacramento on the Feast Day of the Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy Of All Who Sorrow” in San Francisco (Photo-Report)

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 8/11/16 Photo: Helen Nowak. Read: Sermon by Newly-Consecration Bishop Irenei (Steenberg) of Sacramanto, Second Vicar of the Western American Diocese On Sunday, November 6, 2016, the feast day of Moscow’s Icon of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow,” ...

HELP YOUR SUFFERING ORTHODOX BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN HAITI!

Parishioner at St John of Shanghai and San Fransisco parish (Les Cayes) cleans debris from the church.

FUND FOR ASSISTANCE - October 2016 Hurricane Matthew has hit Haiti very hard.  Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Close to a 1000 have lost their lives.  Members of our ROCOR mission in Haiti have suffered as well.  While none have lost their lives, all have endured damage to their meager property and crops.  Especially hard hit was our St. John of ...

The Church-Slavonic Text of the Service to St Jonah of Hankow is Published

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - August 2016 During a meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, held in San Francisco, CA, on June 30-July ...

MANUSCRIPT OF ST. JOHN MAXIMOVITCH FROM ARCHIVES OF TRANSCARPATHIAN ASCETIC PUBLISHED IN US

Orthodox Life - August 2016 A compilation of previously unpublished essays of St. John Maximovitch, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco, has been published in San Francisco. One of the texts, On Prayer, was published in the translation of a spiritual child of St. John, the ascetic of faith of the Transcarpathian region, Archimandrite Vasily (Pronin), reports Mukacheve.church.ua. The ...

The Holy Synod Confirms the Election of Archimandrite Irinei (Steenberg) to the Cathedra of Sacramento

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - July 2106 A meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia on June 18/July 1, 2016, held in San Francisco, on the eve of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the repose ...

The spiritual children of St John (Maximovich) on the celebration in San Francisco of his 50th Anniversary of his repose

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- July 2016 More Pics Here: Customarily, after the celebration of the memory of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker, his relics are returned from the center of San Francisco’s Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of All ...

The Diocesan Library of Archbishop Anthony (Medvedev) of Blessed Memory, the Former Residence of St John (Maximovich), Hosted a Regular Session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- July 2016 On June 30-July 1, 2016, the Diocesan Library of Archbishop Anthony Medvedev of blessed memory, formerly St Tikhon of Zadonsk Orphanage, recently rededicated as the headquarters of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of ...

A New Russian-Language Book on the Teachings of St John (Maximovich) is Out

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - July 2016 The Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” hosts 50 th -annivesary celebrations of the repose of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker with divine services headed by the Primate ...