Western American Diocese - Recent Events http://wadiocese.com/ 60 PASCHAL MESSAGE OF PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA http://wadiocese.com/news_170428_7.html Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/Resurrection-Images/Decent-into-hades.jpg&archive=0&final_h=188&final_w=160&percent=100"><p style="text-align: right;"><em>&ldquo;For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all&rdquo;</em><br />(Titus 2:11)</p> <p><strong>Beloved in the Lord Your Graces the archpastors, all-honourable presbyters and deacons, God-loving monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; –ěn 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:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>CHRIST IS RISEN!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_170428_7.html Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia http://wadiocese.com/news_170428_5.html Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/Resurrection-Images/Metr-Hilarion2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=85&final_w=160&percent=100"><p><strong>Beloved Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Dear in the Lord Brothers and Sisters:</strong></p> <p>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!</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_170428_5.html Tenth Annual Lenten Retreat a Success http://wadiocese.com/news_170428_1.html Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/Lenten-retreat-SF/17_Fr.Serge_Irene_2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On April 2, 2017, Holy Virgin Cathedral hosted the annual Western American Diocese Lenten Retreat.&nbsp; This year&rsquo;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).&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;&nbsp; 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.</p> <p>The speakers this year were...</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_170428_1.html Photo-Report on Festive Services in Bethany on Lazarus Saturday http://wadiocese.com/news_170413_3.html Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/4jerusalemlazarussat17_014_jpg.jpg&archive=0&final_h=141&final_w=160&percent=100"><p class="style5" align="left">On Lazarus Saturday, April 8, 2017, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and his monks celebrated Divine Liturgy and performed a moleben, during which they congratulated Sister Martha, the teachers and students of Orthodox Bethany School in Jerusalem.</p> <p class="style5" align="left">On the school premises is a chapel built upon a square stone resembling a door beam discovered by archaeologists which bears the inscription in Greek: &ldquo;Here Martha and Maria heard the words of the Lord about the resurrection of the dead&hellip; the Lord&hellip;&rdquo; (the remainder is missing).</p> <p class="style5" align="left">After services, the clergymen and worshipers were offered a trapeza luncheon.</p> <p class="style5" align="left">PHOTO ALBUM&nbsp;<a href="http://synod.com/synod/eng2017/20170411_enjerusalem.html" target="_blank">here.</a></p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_170413_3.html The Choir of the Church All Russian Saints of Burlingame, CA, Presents a Great Lenten Concert http://wadiocese.com/news_170413_1.html Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://wadiocese.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/04-13-Burligame-Concert/11-1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On the Sunday of the Cross, March 19, 2017, the parish choir of the Church of all Russian Saints in Burlingame, CA, performed selections heard at Divine Services during Great Lent and Passion Week.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wadiocese.com/news_170413_1.html