Western American Diocese

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

September 15, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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“The Sacred and Divine Liturgy” оf Saint John Chrysostom”

March 24, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 24/3/18 “The Sacred and Divine Liturgy” is a new English edition of the primary divine service of the Orthodox Church, published in full color by St Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese, and edited by Bishop Maxim. This translation is an adapted version of the texts of accurate English translations […]

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Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis

March 20, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 20/3/18 All those who participated in this year’s memorable iconography workshop, organized by Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese from March 12 to 15, were deeply moved by the experience. Ten students from USA and Canada—beginners and experienced alike—had a rare opportunity to explore the meaning and purpose of the icon […]

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OrthoPrax App – Experience the Living Church – IC XC Life

March 5, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 5/3/18 Technology is so omnipresent in the 21st century that we must consider whether it has become the very reality of life itself. It is difficult and arduous to decide how best to consider it both authentically and critically. By using different apps as a tool, people believe that Orthodoxy can become […]

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Schema-Archdeacon Ambrose (Taratuchin) reposes in the Lord

November 28, 2017 News
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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 […]

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A Session of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad Opens in Munich

June 12, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 12/6/17 On Friday, June 9, 2017, the feast day of St John the Russian, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany celebrated Divine Liturgy at St Elizabeth Convent in Buchendorf, Germany. Praying at the service were archpastors […]

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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)

November 8, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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The Feast of Our Lady Queen of Los Angeles

May 13, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia- USA- May 2016 The Feast of Our Lady the Queen of Angels (Los Angeles) was celebrated for the second time on Bright Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the St. Steven’s Cathedral in Alhambra. The Synaxarion: “On this day, the Saturday of Bright Week, we celebrate the Synaxis of our All-holy Lady the […]

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Serbian Bishop Maxim Visits the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College

April 23, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- April 2016 On Saturday 16 April, His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College in Toronto and presented a new book published within his diocese entitled “The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija: The Historical and Spiritual […]

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Unique Event of the Canonization of Sts. Mardarije and Sebastian

September 4, 2015 Featured News

Church Serbia – United States of America – September 2015 THE CANONIZATION OF STS. MARDARIJE AND SEBASTIAN Save the Date! BISHOP’S ANNOUNCEMENT SEPTEMBER 4, 5, 6, 2015! LABOR DAY WEEKEND 19th Annual Diocesan Days Gathering The Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America PRESENTS A Most Unique Event Celebrating the […]

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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

September 14, 2014 Featured News

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 […]

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The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God concludes its visit to the Western American Diocese at Los Angeles’ Transfiguration Cathedral

August 26, 2014 Featured News

Russian Church Outside Russia On Monday, August 18, 2014, the eve of the Transfiguration of the Lord, His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America, Secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, performed all-night vigil at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA. His Eminence was […]

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Consecration of Metropolitan Maximos of Selyvria

July 31, 2014 News

Ecumenical Patriarchate – July 2014 On Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George commemorating the Feast of St. Panteleimon, during which the consecration of Metropolitan Maximos (Vgenopoulos) of Selyvria took place. Also concelebrating were Metropolitans Amfilohije of Montenegro, John of Pergamon, Meliton of […]

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SS Cyril and Athanasius Institute is Hosting a Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of Great Britain

June 7, 2014 Featured News

7/6/14 As reported on the official website of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, SS Cyril and Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies is hosting an educational pilgrimage to Great Britain, from September 2-11, 2014. The British Isles were among the first territories to receive the Gospel, the Faith having […]

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The Christian heritage of Kosovo and Metohija

May 4, 2014 Featured News

Serbian Orthodox Church – 4/5/14 For more information, or if you would like to BECOME a SPONSOR of this rare and valuable book, please contact us at the number or email below. Those who donate more than $100 will be noted at the end of this book which will be dedicated to its contributors! Thank […]

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The Life of Venerable Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher

March 1, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 On February 26th (February 13th according to Julian calendar) we commemorate: The Venerable Simeon (Myrrh-Gusher), from whose relics flowed myrrh – Chrism Stefan Nemanja, the great ruler (Great Zupan) of the Serbian people, the consolidator of Serbian lands, creator of the independent Serbian state, defender of Orthodoxy and exterminator of heresy. At first, […]

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Jubilee Celebration of the Western American Diocese: Freedom to Pursue the Faith

August 29, 2013 News

Serbian Orthodox Church – 29/8/13 On August 30 through September 1, 2013, the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America will hold its annual Diocesan Days gathering. This year Diocesan Days will mark several momentous anniversaries: 50 years of the founding of the Diocese, 150 years of the birth […]

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Patriarch of Serbia Kyr Irinej visited the Western American Diocese

December 10, 2011 News

9/12/2011 With great joy the faithful of the Western American Diocese, God-loving clergy, venerable monastics and our neighbors welcomed His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej in Phoenix, Arizona. His Holiness during his visit on the Feast Day of the Entry of the Theotokos Into the Temple on Sunday, December 4th, 2011, served the Divine Hierarchical […]

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The Western American Diocesan Assembly Comes to a Close

November 19, 2011 News

14/11/2011 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Members of the Body of Christ in the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, We would ask you to please take a little time to read the following account about the Diocesan Assembly of the Western American Diocese. We want to share with you this […]

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