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 ...

A CD of Music From the Service for St John (Maximovich) is Published on the 50th Anniversary of the the Great Saint of the Russian Diaspora

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia -July 2015 Russky Pastyr Publishers has come out with a CD of the singing of all-night vigil dedicated to the great saint of the Russian Diaspora, St John (Maximovich) of Shanghai and San Francisco to mark the 50th anniversary of ...

Russkaya zhizn’ Interviews Vladimir Krassovsky – Director of the Cathedral Choir in San Francisco

Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - March 2016 Russkaya zhizn’: We heard that the Cathedral Choir will sing the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts for the first time ever. Tell us how this idea came to be? Vladimir Krassovsky: Yes, that’s true. Such Great-Lenten Liturgies are always ...

Relics of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco Will Be Brought to Toronto’s Holy Trinity Cathedral

Russian Orthodox Church Abroad - 22/1/16 Relics of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco Will Be Brought to Toronto's Holy Trinity Cathedral With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America and His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada, a special reliquary with a large piece of relic of St ...

ROCOR Synod of Bishops Concludes Its Final Session of the Year

On December 8-9, 2015, the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia met at the residence of the First Hierarch in New York City. His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York opened the session by greeting the archpastors, wishing them Divine aid in their labors, and paid special attention ...

The memory of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson!

Church of Serbia - USA Jackson, Ca - November 28-30, 2015 - With the translation of holy relics from Los Angeles to Jackson, CA, our newly glorified Saint came alive for us, as if they had never reposed and were not separated from us in time by over eighty years. The festivities began on Sunday with ...

The Fiftieth-Anniversary Celebrations of the Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow”

ROCOR- November 2015 On Friday, November 6, 2015, the feast day of the Moscow Icon of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow,” His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America, Secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, celebrated Divine Liturgy at San Francisco’s cathedral ...

Historic Weekend in Western Diocese Comes to a Close

Church of Serbia - September 2015 "How beautiful and what a great blessing it is to be gathered here in church, in God's house," His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej exclaimed with joy at the conclusion of the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on the third and final day of this year's Diocesan Days. And truly what a blessing it ...

“In the Footsteps of Saint Sava” Canonization of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson

Church of Serbia in USA- September 2015 The beautiful and spacious St. Steven's Cathedral in Alhambra was too small to receive all the faithful who came from many directions to witness the canonization of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson on Saturday, September 5, 2015. The parking lot was nearly full before Matins even began. Visiting ...

Serbian Patriarch arrives in USA

 Arrival of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej marks beginning of Diocesan Days

August 2015 Also Read - Serbian Patriarch pays visit to USA Arrival of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch and visiting hierarchs marks beginning of this Year's Diocesan Days Alhambra, CA - WIth much joy and anticipation the Diocese of Western America welcomed His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the onset of this year's annual ...

Serbian Orthodox Church glorifies two North Americans

Saints Sebastian and Mardarije

BELGRADE, SERBIA [OCA] At their regular session here on May 29, 2015, the members of the Holy Assembly of Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church announced the glorification of two clerics who served in North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries—Bishop Mardarije [Uskokovic] and Archimandrite Sebastian [Dabovich].  Both saints are being recognized as ...

Bishop Anthimos of Olympos Enters Eternal Rest

May 2015 - Greek Orthodox Church of USA SAN FRANCISCO – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America announced today (May 29, 2015) with great sadness, during the meetings of the Archdiocesan Council, the falling asleep in the Lord of His Grace Bishop Anthimos of Olympos, age 80, in his residence in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Following the ...

Annual St. Anna Day Solemnities in San Francisco

ROCOR- March 2015 On Sunday, 15 February 2015, in San Francisco, California at Holy Resurrection Church-patronal church of the Order of St. Anna, the annual Divine Liturgy in honour of St. Anna the Prophetess was held. In attendance were Cavaliers and Bearers of the Orders of the Russian Imperial House. This year marks the 280th anniversary ...

Assyrians Protest ISIS Attacks on Assyrians in Syria

St. Bishu Church in the Assyrian village of Tel Shamiran, Syria, now occupied by ISIS.

1/3/15 (AINA) -- Assyrians held protests in three world cities today to call attention to the ISIS attacks on Assyrians in Khabur, Syria, which have resulted in the capture of up to 373 Assyrians by ISIS and the destruction of churches in the 35 Assyrian villages in the Khabur river in the Hasaka province of Syria. ...

The Great Lent by St John of Shanghai and San Francisco

24/2/15 The doors of repentance are opening, Great Lent is beginning. Every year Great Lent is repeated, and each time it brings us great benefit if we spend it as we should. It is a preparation for the life to come and, more immediately, a preparation for the Bright Resurrection. Just as a stairway is built into ...

San Francisco site of Episcopal Consecration of Archimandrite Daniel

Fr Brum

SAN FRANCISCO, CA [DOWOCA] - January 2015 Archimandrite Daniel [Brum] will be consecrated to the episcopacy at historic Holy Trinity Cathedral here January 23-24, 2015. On October 21, 2014, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America elected Father Daniel to serve as Auxiliary to His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the ...

How the Only Orthodox Priest on the Hawaiian Islands Lived and Worked

A photo of Archimandrite Innokentiy Dronoff of blessed memory taken in 1937

September 2014 From Island to Island with the Word of God on His Lips - How the Only Orthodox Priest on the Islands Lives and Works [The following is a translation by Priest Anatole Lyovin of an article that appeared in the Russian magazine Rubezh [Borderland], published in Harbin, Manchukuo, on 20 February, 1937.] Not so long ago ...

Prayers Requested for Earthquake Victims

Prayers Requested for Earthquake Victims

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco - 30/8/14 As you are aware, a major earthquake occurred in the Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay area communities early Sunday morning, August 24th. We have learned that only minor damage sustained by our Church of Saints Constantine and Helen in Vallejo, California. We are also grateful to learn that parishioners ...

Assyrians Demonstrate Worldwide Against ISIS Persecution

3/8/14 (AINA) -- Thousands of Assyrians held demonstration in major world cities today to support the Assyrians Christians of Mosul, who have been completely driven from the city by the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). Demonstrations were held in Sydney, London, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Jonkoping (Sweden) and other cities. In all the demonstrations, ...

Metropolitan Joseph – Primate of the Anthiochian Orthodox Church of USA Speaks at 2014 San Francisco Parish Life Conference

Anthiochian Orthodox Church - USA - 9/7/14 His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, newly-elected Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America, delivered the following address at the 2014 San Francisco Parish Life Conference of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of Eagle River, shortly after his return from the Antiochian Unity Conference and Holy ...

San Francisco: XIII All-Diasporan Youth Conference Begins with Moleben to St. John of Shanghai

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - Moscow Patriarchate On Thursday, June 27, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, led a moleben to the Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai & San Francisco in Joy of All Who Sorrow Cathedral in San Francisco, CA. His Eminence ...