Western American Diocese
RUSSIAN ORTHODOX
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 OF RUSSIA
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EPISTLE OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS to the Clergy and Flock of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 12/11/18

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you”(John 14:27).

Having gathered in an expanded session of the Synod of Bishops as we approach the feast day of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York City, we, the bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, warmly greet the clergymen and God-loving flock with the all-diaspora celebration of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign", the “Protectress” of the Russian diaspora.

We are approaching the centennial of the founding of the Russian Church Abroad, which continues to minister to its flock, scattered like Divine kernels of wheat throughout the world. Over the course of that time, the work of its Councils, the sessions of its Synod of Bishops, important ecclesiastical-social gatherings and various Church celebrations have all taken place under the auspices of the Kursk-Root Icon. This miracle-working image has accompanied Russian refugees fleeing cruel persecutors who dared to desecrate or destroy the holy sites of our Fatherland, murder archpastors, pastors and a multitude of believers, including the Royal Passion-bearers. The hundredth anniversary of the martyrdom of the latter was prayerfully marked in all the dioceses of our Church this year.


Hymns to the Queen of Heaven - 11/15/18

On the day when the Church commemorates the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God (October 22/November 4, 2018), the parish choir of the Church of All Russian Saints presented a concert of works glorifying the Queen of Heaven, dedicated to the memory of reposed benefactor Nikolai Vasilyevich Misersky, in Burlingame, California.


The Miraculous Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother God Visited Parishes of Central California - 11/11/18

On November 10 and 11, 2018, the miraculous Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother God visited parishes of Central California.


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Parish Christmas Programs in the Western American Diocese
Camp Fire in Paradise California, Help the Victims!
Two New Books Mark the Centennial of the Martyrdom of the Royal Family
XII Annual Saint Herman's West Youth Conference to be held in Placerville, CA
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Archpastoral Communiqués
Memorandum Concerning the Status of Bishop Irenei - 10/24/18

His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America issued a Memorandum in which he outlines the duties of His Grace Bishop Irenei of Richmond and Western Europe.


Nativity Epistle of His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Wester America - 01/04/18


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