Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/ 60 REGISTER NOW! Saint Herman's West Youth Conference to be Held in Seattle, WA, from December 26 to 30, 2017 http://wadyouth.com/ Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/Announcements/St-Hermans-2017-2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=207&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadyouth.com/ Resolution of the Autumn Pastoral Conference of the Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171116_4.html Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/Announcements/SF-Cathedral-Feast-Day-037.jpg&archive=0&final_h=108&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On the 8<sup>th</sup> of November, 2017, the Autumn Pastoral Conference of the clergy of the Western American Diocese came to its conclusion.</p> <p>The Eminent Bishops, priests and deacons of the Diocese have issued a Resolution in which are addressed the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution with its tragic effects, and the joyous celebrations of the 10<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the signing of the &ldquo;Act of Canonical Communion&rdquo; between the two parts of the Russian Church and the 25ht Anniversary of Archbishop Kyrill&rsquo;s consecration to the episcopacy.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171116_4.html Altar Feast of Holy Virgin Cathedral with Diocesan-wide Celebrations http://wadiocese.com/news_171117_1.html Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-06-SF-FeastDay-Liturgy/SF-FeastDay-Liturgy-63.jpg&archive=0&final_h=106&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On Monday November 6, 2017, His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America presided over Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Diocesan Cathedral on honor of the Icon of the Mother of God &ldquo;Joy of All Who Sorrow&rdquo; in San Francisco as the clergy and faithful of the Western American Diocese gathered to mark the diocesan-wide celebration of the 10<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the restoration of Canonical Communion between the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and the Moscow Patriarchate, the 25<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of Archbishop Kyrill&rsquo;s consecration to the episcopacy.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171117_1.html Archbishop Kyrill presides at the Vigil on Holy Virgin Cathedral’s Feast Day http://wadiocese.com/news_171116_3.html Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-05-SF-FeastDay-Vigil/SF-Feast-Vigil-04.JPG&archive=0&final_h=241&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On Sunday November 5, 2017, His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America presided over the All-night Vigil for the Feast of the Diocesan Cathedral on honor of the Icon of the Mother of God &ldquo;Joy of All Who Sorrow.&rdquo;...</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171116_3.html A Video Report about the Youth Workweek at Saint Silouan's Monastery http://wadiocese.com/news_171116_1.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/07-08-Youth-Camp-Silouan/St-Silouan-Summer_33.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>The Media Department of the Western American Diocese produced a video about the youth workweek organized at Saint Silouan's Monastery in Sonora, California, from July 2nd to 8th, 2017.</p> <p>This was a pilot program, with the intention of making the workweek an annual event.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171116_1.html His Grace THEODOSY Bishop of Seattle Visited Victims of the Recent Fires http://wadiocese.com/news_171102_1.html Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-01-Santa-Rosa-Wildfires/Santa-Rosa-skyview.jpg&archive=0&final_h=171&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On Sunday the October 29<sup>th</sup>, 2017, His Grace THEODOSY Bishop of Seattle served Divine Liturgy at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Santa Rosa, CA, which has recently suffered from many wildfires in that region.</p> <p>14 families (45 people) from the parish of Saints Peter and Paul and the parish of Saint Seraphim of Sarov (OCA) have lost their homes and possessions in the wild fires of Sonoma and Napa Counties.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171102_1.html Video Report of the 26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference http://wadiocese.com/news_171101_1.html Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-08-LA-ROCM-conference/LA-conference_02.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>The Media Department of the Western American Diocese has published a video report on the 26<sup>th</sup> Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musician&rsquo;s Conference held in Los Angeles, CA, from the 4<sup>th</sup> to the 8<sup>th</sup> of October, 2017.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171101_1.html Great Consecration of St. Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis, Oregon, 21 October 2017 http://wadiocese.com/news_171023_1.html Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-21-Consecration/Consecration_09.jpg&archive=0&final_h=127&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On Saturday, October 8/21, the occasion of its 15<sup>th</sup> anniversary, St. Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis, Oregon received its Great Consecration. Presiding at this event was His Eminence, Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western American, assisted by Bishop Theodosius of Seattle and Bishop Irenei of Sacramento, eight priests, and four deacons. A great number of parish faithful, and visitors from as far away as Greece, attended this joyful occasion.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171023_1.html Recent Natural Disasters Require Redoubling of Prayer http://wadiocese.com/news_171020_1.html Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/Announcements/Santa-Rosa-Fire-2017-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=79&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>&nbsp;His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America issued new petitions requesting God&rsquo;s mercy for those who have suffered from recent natural disasters and at the hands of those who have committed violence.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171020_1.html The Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Icon Travels on Its 10th Anniversary http://wadiocese.com/news_171014_1.html Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-06-Iveron-Hawaiian-Icon/11-Iveron-Hawaiian-Icon-LA-Vl-Theodosy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>This year marks the 10<sup>th</sup> Anniversary from the appearance of the Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (2007-2017), which though was first manifest within the bounds of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, is venerated and treasured by the Orthodox throughout entire United States of America and beyond, as she has even been abroad traveling to the land of Georgia. The Most Holy Theotokos through Her fragrant and miraculous myrrh brings peace and healing to all.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171014_1.html 26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference http://wadiocese.com/news_rocm_choir_conference_la.html Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-08-LA-ROCM-conference/LA-conference_14.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>The Liturgical Musical Commission of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia conducted its 26<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Annual Musicians&rsquo; Conference in Los Angeles, CA, from the 4<sup>th</sup> to the 8<sup>th</sup> of October, 2017.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s conference, entitled &ldquo;Prayerful Sound in the Orthodox Church: Vocal Artistry of the Deacon, Reader and Singer at Divine Services,&rdquo; was attended by 70 participants including the clergy.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_rocm_choir_conference_la.html The “Invisible Angel” of the Holy Virgin Cathedral has Reposed in the Lord http://wadiocese.com/news_171009_3.html Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/Announcements/Nicholai-Soin-pic.jpg&archive=0&final_h=230&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On Wenesday the 4<sup>th</sup> of October Nicholai (Kolia) Soin (1930-2017) peacefully reposed in the Lord after brief, unexpected illness. Known by his nickname &ldquo;The Invisible Angel,&rdquo; he was a tireless laborer, generous with his time, a unseen laborer of the diocesan cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of God &ldquo;Joy of All Who Sorrow&rdquo; in San Francisco, CA. He was always working at the cathedral when no one was around, sometimes late at night.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171009_3.html Statement From the Chancery of the Western American Diocese on the Tragic Events in Las Vegas http://wadiocese.com/news_171004_1.html Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-04-Las-Vegas/graphic-10wadstatementlasvegas17_2-en.jpg&archive=0&final_h=108&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>With horror and pain in my heart I have followed reports of the recent atrocity in Las Vegas, as a result of which so many are dead and many more are injured. Our prayers, deepest feelings and sympathies are with all those affected by this unimaginable cruelty. We offer our prayers at the holy shrine of St John (Maximovich) the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, which contain his incorrupt, healing and life-bearing relics; and we fervently plead for his Godly intercessions, to warm and comfort the relatives of the reposed and those undergoing treatment in hospitals and elsewhere, and to appeal to the Lord of All that He would send His heavenly peace into the hearts of all men.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171004_1.html Official Petitions for Those Suffering in Mexico http://wadiocese.com/news_171005_3.html Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-05-Fr-Nektary/Mexico_earthquake3_01.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On September 21, 2017, His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America instructed his clergy and through them all the faithful of the Diocese to pray for those who have suffered from the recent earthquakes in Mexico City.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171005_3.html A New Russian-Language Book on St John (Maximovich) is Published on the 10th Anniversary of the Reestablishment of Church Unity http://wadiocese.com/news_171009_4.html Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-09-Russia-Fr-Peter-Perkrestov/RussiaFr-Peter-Perekrestov-36.jpg&archive=0&final_h=240&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On September 19, 2017, the main building of the St Tikhon Humanitarian University in Moscow hosted an evening marking the 10th anniversary of the reestablishment of unity between two parts of the Russian Church&mdash;in Russia and in the diaspora&mdash;the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion. The event included the presentation of a new Russian-language book compiled by Protopriest Peter Perekrestov: Pastyr. Uchitel&rsquo;. Drug. Svjatitel&rsquo; Ioann Shanghaiskij i San-Fransisskij v vospominanijakh sovremennikov [Pastor. Teacher. Friend. St John of Shanghai and San Francisco as Remembered by Contemporaries]. Attending the event were clergymen and students of the university as well as a multitude of venerators of St John.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171009_4.html EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO: "IT SEEMED LIKE OUR TIME HAD COME..." http://wadiocese.com/news_171005_1.html Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-05-Fr-Nektary/Fr-N-still-L.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>Schema Archimandrite Nektariy and brethren of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Mexico City are alive and well after the 8.4 earthquake in Mexico.&nbsp;</p> <p>Fr Nektariy wrote to FFA:&nbsp;<strong>"You could only hear the cracking of walls and furniture and things falling down; our bells were ringing... it seemed that our time had come... we just kneel down in the confusion and darkness in deep prayer... after an eternity we realized that God was very merciful...&nbsp; Slava Bogu !!!&nbsp; We all are fine, scared but no tragedies, nor pain in our communities, so far.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: right;">&nbsp;</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171005_1.html Annual Feast Day at Saint Silouan’s Monastery http://wadiocese.com/news_saint_silouan_monastery_feast_day_2017.html Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-24-St-Silouan-Feast-Day/St-Silouan-Feast-Day-29.jpg&archive=0&final_h=120&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On Sunday the 24<sup>th</sup> of September 2017 His Eminence presided over the patronal feast day of Saint Silouan Monastery in Sonora, CA.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_saint_silouan_monastery_feast_day_2017.html “I Would not Want the Russian Church Abroad to Lose Its Identity” – Protopriest Peter Perekrestov: http://wadiocese.com/news_171010_1.html Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-9-Interview-Photos/seminarian.jpg&archive=0&final_h=289&final_w=160&percent=100"><p class="style5"><em>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.</em></p> <p class="style5">&ndash; I was born in Montreal, Canada. My father&rsquo;s father was an officer in the White Army born in Yugoslavia (he was killed by the Reds in 1945), and my mother was evacuated by the Germans from the Soviet Union when she was 13 years old&mdash;her father was a regular soldier in the Red Army and disappeared without a trace. The Russian language was the only one used in our home, and when I started school, I didn&rsquo;t speak a word of English. We often had Russian visitors, including, when possible, people from Soviet Russia, which was a rarity in those days. I remember 1967, when Montreal hosted the International Expo, and the Soviet Union had a huge pavilion and accompanying delegation. Over the summer we visited the expo every week, attended concerts, and we always had Russian guests come visit.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171010_1.html Archpriest Alexander Lebedeff is Elevated of the Office of Protopresbyter http://wadiocese.com/news_171010_4.html Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/08-19-Fr-Alexander-Lebedeff/Alexander-Lebedeff-protopresbyter-group-crop-web.jpg&archive=0&final_h=133&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>The Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia held at the in the Convent of Grand Duchess Elisabeth the New-Martyr in Buchendorf, Germany, from the 27 May/6 June through the 3/16 of June, 2017, resolved that Archpriest Alexander Lebedeff, Rector of Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, be elevated to the dignity of protopresbyter for his many years of zealous, pastoral service to the Holy Church.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171010_4.html Diocesan Youth Workweek at Saint Silouan Monastery http://wadiocese.com/news_171024_3.html Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/07-08-Youth-Camp-Silouan/St-Silouan-Summer_01.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>From the 2<sup>nd</sup>&nbsp;to the 8<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;of July, 2017, over 20 youth of the Western American Diocese participated in a youth workweek at Saint Silouan Monastery in Sonora, CA.</p> <p>The guest community, which included adult staff and skilled workers, entered into the rhythm of monastery life rising at dawn daily for Divine Liturgy, working throughout the day and finishing with Small Compline. The youth had time for recreation as well cooling off at midday in Lake Turlock, about &frac12; hour drive from the monastery.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171024_3.html Celebrating Saint John’s Day, 2017 http://wadiocese.com/news_171025_2.html Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/07-01-Saint-Johns-Day/St-John-Day_27.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On the 30 of June and the 1 of July, 2017, the Western American Diocese held the annual commemoration of our great local Saint, Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171025_2.html Archpriest Mark Gomez Reposes in the Lord http://wadiocese.com/news_father_mark_repose_diploma.html Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-25-Father-Mark-Gomez/FrMarkG.jpg&archive=0&final_h=241&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On the 24<sup>th</sup> of June, 2017, Archpriest Mark Gomez, a beloved cleric and spiritual father of the Western American Diocese, peacefully reposed in the Lord.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_father_mark_repose_diploma.html Archpriest Vladimir Derugin is Awarded the Dignity of Wearing the Mitre http://wadiocese.com/news_171010_3.html Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-25-Fr-Vladimir-mitra-Palo-Alto/Fr-Vladimir-mitra_06.JPG&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>By Resolution of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia held at the in the Convent of Grand Duchess Elisabeth the New-Martyr in Buchendorf, Germany, from the 27 May/6 June through the 3/16 of June, 2017, Archpriest Vladimir Derugin, Rector of Protection of the Holy Virgin Church in Palo Alto, CA, has been awarded the dignity of wearing the mitre for 40 years of zealous, pastoral service to the Holy Church.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171010_3.html Cossack Children’s Camp 2017 http://wadiocese.com/news_171025_1.html Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-07-Cossack-Childrens-Camp/Cossack-Childrens-Camp_04a.JPG&archive=0&final_h=141&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>From the 5 to the 10 of June, 2017, the Cossack Cadet School of the &ldquo;Don&rdquo; Icon of the Mother of God sponsored a children&rsquo;s camp for its cadets and other youngsters at &ldquo;Elim&rdquo; in Marysville, CA.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_171025_1.html Report on the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Munich, Germany, 2017 http://wadiocese.com/news_170620_1.html Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-20-Sobor-Munich/munich-02.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><div> <div> <div> <p>From 27th May / 9th June to 3rd / 16th June, the plenitude of the Hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia gathered in the Convent of Grand Duchess Elisabeth the New-Martyr in Buchendorf, Germany, for the meeting of the Sobor of Bishops as well as the consecration of the Munich Cathedral dedicated to the New-Martyrs and Confessors of Russia.</p> <p>The three Hierarchs of the Western American Diocese...</p> </div> </div> </div></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_170620_1.html 25 Years: The Clergy and Faithful of the Western American Diocese Congratulate His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill with the Anniversary of His Consecration to the Episcopacy http://wadiocese.com/news_170607_1.html Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-06-AK-Collection/Consecration-Bishop-Irenei-2016-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=171&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On&nbsp;7th June 2017, the Ruling Bishop of the Western American Diocese, His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill, celebrates the 25th anniversary of his episcopal consecration &mdash; first as Bishop of Seattle (1992), and later as Bishop (2000) and then Archbishop (2003) of San Francisco and Western America. Not only is such an anniversary a moment of significance for the Archbishop himself, inviting his own private reflections on a quarter-century of Archpastoral service and labours before God; it is also a moment of significance for the Diocese, and indeed for the Church as a whole, which gives glory to God for the whole Hierarchy of her devout clergy of all ranks and offices, who in the long service of her Archpastor have been called to lead Godly lives and approach the Heavenly Kingdom in the ancient and essential context of our hierarchical life.</p> <p>The biography of His Eminence is found below, together with a gallery of photographs from the past twenty-five years, in anticipation of more substantial materials to be collected...</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_170607_1.html Patriarchal Congratulations to Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco on the 25th Anniversary of His Episcopacy http://wadiocese.com/news_170609_1.html Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-06-AK-Collection/086-AK-Russia-Panagia4-AK-panagia.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On June 7, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent congratulations to His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia on the 25th anniversary of his episcopal consecration:</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_170609_1.html A Video Report about the Youth Workweek at Saint Silouan's Monastery http://wadiocese.org/news_171116_1.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/07-08-Youth-Camp-Silouan/St-Silouan-Summer_51-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=76&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171116_1.html Video Report of the 26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference http://wadiocese.org/news_171101_1.html Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-08-LA-ROCM-conference/LA-conference_02.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171101_1.html His Grace THEODOSY Bishop of Seattle Visited Victims of the Recent Fires http://wadiocese.org/news_171102_1.html Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-01-Santa-Rosa-Wildfires/Santa-Rosa-skyview.jpg&archive=0&final_h=171&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171102_1.html Celebrating Saint John’s Day, 2017 http://wadiocese.org/news_171025_2.html Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/07-01-Saint-Johns-Day/St-John-Day_27.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171025_2.html Cossack Children’s Camp 2017 http://wadiocese.org/news_171025_1.html Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-07-Cossack-Childrens-Camp/Cossack-Childrens-Camp_04a.JPG&archive=0&final_h=141&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171025_1.html Diocesan Youth Workweek at Saint Silouan Monastery http://wadiocese.org/news_171024_3.html Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/07-08-Youth-Camp-Silouan/St-Silouan-Summer_01.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171024_3.html Great Consecration of St. Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis, Oregon http://wadiocese.org/news_171023_1.html Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-21-Consecration/consecration-st-martins-church-2017.jpg&archive=0&final_h=82&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171023_1.html Recent Natural Disasters Require Redoubling of Prayer https://wadiocese.org/news_171020_1.html Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/Announcements/Santa-Rosa-Fire-2017-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=79&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese https://wadiocese.org/news_171020_1.html The Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Icon Travels on Its 10th Anniversary http://wadiocese.org/news_171014_1.html Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-06-Iveron-Hawaiian-Icon/11-Iveron-Hawaiian-Icon-LA-Vl-Theodosy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171014_1.html Annual Feast Day at Saint Silouan’s Monastery https://wadiocese.org/news_saint_silouan_monastery_feast_day_2017.html Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-24-St-Silouan-Feast-Day/St-Silouan-Feast-Day-29.jpg&archive=0&final_h=120&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese https://wadiocese.org/news_saint_silouan_monastery_feast_day_2017.html 26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference https://wadiocese.org/news_rocm_choir_conference_la.html Sun, 08 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-08-LA-ROCM-conference/LA-conference_14.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese https://wadiocese.org/news_rocm_choir_conference_la.html Archpriest Mark Gomez Reposes in the Lord http://wadiocese.org/news_father_mark_repose_diploma.html Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-25-Father-Mark-Gomez/Father-Mark-Gomez-01.jpg&archive=0&final_h=106&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_father_mark_repose_diploma.html Archpriest Alexander Lebedeff is Elevated of the Office of Protopresbyter https://wadiocese.org/news_171010_4.html Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/08-19-Fr-Alexander-Lebedeff/Radient-Sunset.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese https://wadiocese.org/news_171010_4.html Archpriest Vladimir Derugin is Awarded the Dignity of Wearing the Mitre http://wadiocese.org/news_171010_3.html# Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-25-Fr-Vladimir-mitra-Palo-Alto/Fr-Vladimir-mitra_06.JPG&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171010_3.html# “I Would not Want the Russian Church Abroad to Lose Its Identity” – Protopriest Peter Perekrestov: https://wadiocese.org/news_171010_1.html Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-9-Interview-Photos/lavr_anthony.jpg&archive=0&final_h=110&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese https://wadiocese.org/news_171010_1.html A New Russian-Language Book on St John (Maximovich) is Published on the 10th Anniversary of the Reestablishment of Church Unity http://wadiocese.org/news_171009_4.html Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-09-Russia-Fr-Peter-Perkrestov/Fr-Peter-Perekrestov-book-crop-02.jpg&archive=0&final_h=125&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171009_4.html EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO: "IT SEEMED LIKE OUR TIME HAD COME..." http://wadiocese.org/news_171005_1.html Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-05-Fr-Nektary/Fr-N-still-L.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171005_1.html Statement From the Chancery of the Western American Diocese on the Tragic Events in Las Vegas http://wadiocese.org/news_171004_1.html Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-04-Las-Vegas/graphic-10wadstatementlasvegas17_2-en.jpg&archive=0&final_h=108&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_171004_1.html Report on the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Munich, Germany, 2017 http://wadiocese.org/news_170620_1.html Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-20-Sobor-Munich/munich-02.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_170620_1.html Greeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Council of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad. PHOTO: Patriarchal panagia gifted on the occasion of Archbishop Kyrill's 60th Birthday, 2014 http://wadiocese.org/news_170609_1.html Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-06-AK-Collection/086-AK-Russia-Panagia4-AK-panagia.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_170609_1.html 25 Years: The Clergy and Faithful of the Western American Diocese Congratulate His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill with the Anniversary of His Consecration to the Episcopacy http://wadiocese.org/news_170607_1.html Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/06-06-AK-Collection/001-AK-early-Consecration-Day-Metropolitan-Vitlay-01-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.org/news_170607_1.html