PASCHAL MESSAGE OF PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA - 04/16/17
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all”
Beloved in the Lord Your Graces the archpastors, all-honourable presbyters and deacons, God-loving monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters!
Оn the night imbued with the Divine light, replete with great solemnity and spiritual joy in the Lord of the world who has vanquished death, I address you all with the ancient exclamation that testifies steadfastly to our immutable hope:
CHRIST IS RISEN!
Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 04/16/17
Beloved Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Dear in the Lord Brothers and Sisters:
With a heart filled with the endearing sensation of Paschal joy, I congratulate the hierarchs, clergymen, monastics, parishioners and worshipers of our churches, scattered throughout the whole world, on the joyful celebration of the glorious Resurrection of Christ, and I greet you with the angelic good news: CHRIST IS RISEN!
Tenth Annual Lenten Retreat a Success - 04/02/17
On April 2, 2017, Holy Virgin Cathedral hosted the annual Western American Diocese Lenten Retreat. This year’s retreat marked the tenth anniversary of the diocese putting on these retreats at the cathedral (but the 9th actual retreat, there was no retreat in 2014). As has been the case every year, retreat attendees spanned a range of ages and came from a large number of parishes across northern California. For the third straight year, attendees have also included people from out-of-state parishes who amended their travel plans so that they could attend.
The speakers this year were...