JULY 14-30: Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
[May 19, 2013] A diocesan pilgrimage "Imperial Days in the Holy Land" will take place from July 14-30, 2013. It will be headed by His Grace Theodosy, Bishop of Seattle. For information, registration and all queries, contact the organizer of the pilgrimage, Archpriest Paul Volmensky: (917) 730-2680; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christ is Risen!
[May 4, 2013] Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America.
Changes in Diocesan Site
[March 3, 2013] His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America has accepted Archpriest Peter Perekrestov's request to step down as editor and webmaster of the official website of the Western American Diocese. A new editor/webmaster or team will be announced by Archbishop Kyrill in the near future. Until that time Father Peter will continue with minimal maintenance of the site as well helping out during the transition period.
Decree ¹ 6/2013 Regarding the Celebrations of the 400th Anniversary of the House of Romanov
[January 29, 2013] Decree ¹ 6E of His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America regarding regarding the celebrations of the 400th Anniversary of the House of Romanov (scroll down the PDF file for the English text of the Decree).
Decree ¹ 4E/2013 Regarding the Sobor of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church
[January 24, 2013] Decree ¹ 4E of His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America regarding his trip to Moscow for the Sobor of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Nativity Epistle of the Ruling Archbishop of the Western American Diocese
[January 7, 2013] Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America.
Holy Tranfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles Robbed
[December 23, 2012] The Rector of Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, Archpriest Alexander Lebedeff, wrote the following in his Facebook page: "I write with great sadness that Holy Transfiguration Cathedral was broken in to on Saturday night, and many liturgical items were stolen, including chalices and veneration crosses. The total value of the items stolen (by preliminary count) was at least $50,000. The altars were ransacked as well. By God's grace, we were able to have the church open for Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning. A police investigation is continuing. We ask for your prayers at this difficult time for our parish."
Archbishop Kyrill Calls Diocesan Clergy to Aquaint Themselves With Metropolitan Hilarion's Statement Regarding the Attack on the Elementary School in Newton
[December 15, 2012] His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, has issued a Statement in connection with the attack on the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Archbishop Kyrill calls upon the clergy of the Western American Diocese to read the Metropolitan's statement and to include the special petition mentioned therein into the Litany of Fervent Supplication at the Divine Liturgy.
"Russians in Los Angeles" Book Signing in Los Angeles
[December 14, 2012] A book signing with the author of the new book "Russians in Los Angeles", Ivan Podvalov, and a photo exhibit will take place on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Russian Scout House in Los Angeles (816 N. Normandie Avenue) at 2:00 pm. The new book relates the epic story of the foundation and formation of Los Angeles' Russian Orthodox community which started at the beginning of the XX century.
The Kursk-Root Wonderworking Icon and the First Hierarch to Visit Seattle for St. Nicholas Cathedral's Great Consecration 75th Anniversary
[December 12, 2012] The St. Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the parish and the 75th anniversay of the consecration of the church on the feast of St. Nicholas (December 18-19). The Kursk Root Wonderworking Icon of the Theotokos will be present at the celebration which will be headed by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, the ruling bishop of the Western American Diocese Archbishop Kyrill and the cathedral rector Bishop Theodosy of Seattle. Clergy from the Pacific Northwest Deanery, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Diocese of Vitebsk (Belarus), as well as representatives of Local Orthodox Churches will concelebrate. The greeting of the Kursk Icon and Metropolitan Hilarion on December 18 will be at 6:00 pm followed by the Vigil. On December 19 the Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 am.
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