The annual Lenten Retreat that has been held at Holy Virgin Cathedral over the past several years cannot be organized this year due to the pressures of planning for the large-scale forthcoming events of the 20th Anniversary celebrations of St John, the Sobor of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and the XIII All-Diaspora Youth Conference.
As an alternative for spiritual fellowship and edification it is announced that Lenten suppers and discussion groups are taking place at St Tikhon of Zadonsk Parish in San Francisco at 6:30 pm on Wednesday evenings during the Great Fast, to which members of any and all parishes are most heartily welcome.
The first of these has already taken place this past Wednesday evening, the 12th March. The gathering begins with a brief service of evening prayer, then follows a light lenten meal and spiritual discussion. The entire evening is carried out in English.
Address: at St Tikhon of Zadonsk Church, 598 15th Avenue, San Francisco CA 94118 (crossing Balboa).