Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet – Forerunner and Baptist John

January 2015 In the Orthodox Church it is customary, on the day following the Great Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God, to remember those saints who participated directly in the sacred event. So, on the day following the Theophany of the Lord, the Church honors the one who participated directly in the Baptism ...

The Western American Diocese announces celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the birth of St Sergius of Radonezh and the 50th anniversary of the glorification of St John of Kronstadt by the Russian Church Abroad

ROCOR - September 2014 The Western American Diocese Announces Celebrations of the 700th Anniversary of the Birth of St Sergius of Radonezh and the 50th Anniversary of the Glorification of St John of Kronstadt by the Russian Church Abroad His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill has announced an All-Diocesan celebration-pilgrimage to Saint Seraphim of Sarov Church in Monterey, California, ...

The wealth of the Orthodox Mission in Madagascar

Filling barrels with water brought by a lorry of the Mission

  August 2014 "Head north and you will bring honey on your head. Go east and you will carry milk in your hands. Move south and you will be satisfied with sugar. March west and you will walk supported by a sugar cane. " Τhis is a traditional saying of the place of our ministry, very characteristic of this beautiful land ...

New exhibition on Healing in Jerusalem’s David’s Tower

July 2014 When you combine ancient medicines, miracles and faith - you get a fascinating remedy in the form of the new exhibition now on display at the Tower of DavidL Jerusalem: A Medical Diagnosis. With a view of Jerusalem through the lens of medicine and faith, the exhibit curated by Dr. Nirit Shalev-Khalifa, takes a ...

Revestment of the relics of St John

October 25,2011 File News CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, in accordance with a decision by the Diocesan Council of Western America, clergymen of the diocese performed the rite of revestment of the uncorrupt relics of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco. This special rite was headed by His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San ...