Western American Diocese - Recent Events http://wad.orthodoxws.com/ 60 An Appeal to Raise Funds for Saint Tikhon's House in San Francisco, CA http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180317_1.html Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wad.orthodoxws.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Announcements/Saint-Tikhons-House/21-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=105&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On behalf of the Diocesan Council of the Western American Diocese an Appeal for the collection of funds for the renovation of Saint Tikhon's House in San Francico, CA, was read to the diocesan clergy at their Great-Lenten Retreat held from March 12 to 14, 2018.&nbsp;</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180317_1.html Panykhida Commemorating Metropolitan Laurus on the 10th Anniversary of His Repose http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180316_4.html Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wad.orthodoxws.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/03-16-Metropolitan-Laurus/Metropolitan-Laurus-portrait.jpg&archive=0&final_h=193&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>As part of the program of the Lenten Pastoral Retreat of the clergy of the Western American Diocese which had been held from March 12 to 14, 2018, our bishops, priests and deacons gathered in Old Holy Virgin Cathedral to perform a panykhida for ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus who reposed on the Sunday of Orthodoxy 10 years ago (+ 3/16, 2008).</p> <p>Archpriest Alex Kotar, Dean of the Northern Deanery of the Western American Diocese and Archdeacon Peter (Karakozoff) performed the panykhida. His Grace Bishop Theodosy, His Grace Bishop Irenei and the participanting clergy of the conference chanted and prayed.</p> <p>Memory Eternal to our beloved and ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus, a true Teacher of the Faith and father to so many!</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180316_4.html His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill has been Granted a Temporary Leave of Absence http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180313_1.html Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wad.orthodoxws.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Announcements/027-AK-visits-Protection-LA.jpg&archive=0&final_h=241&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, our Ruling Bishop, His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America has been granted a leave of absence for the purpose of addressing his health.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180313_1.html A Report on the Saint Herman's West Youth Conference, 2017 http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180310_1.html Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wad.orthodoxws.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Graphics/SHWYC-Seattle-2017-group-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>I was invited to attend as a young adult volunteer the Eleventh Annual Saint Herman's West Youth Conference, held in Seattle, Washington, December 26-28, 2017.&nbsp; It was hosted by the St. Nicholas Cathedral Parish.&nbsp; I was joined by seventeen other volunteers whose backgrounds ranged from being cradle Orthodox to recent converts.&nbsp; Our ages spanned from the early twenties to the mid-thirties.&nbsp; The common denominator for all of us was not only to grow our own spiritual lives, but to help grow the spiritual lives of the Orthodox youth.&nbsp;</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180310_1.html 102-yr-old Schema-Archimandrite Averky, who served for decades in America, reposes in the Lord in Belyov, Russia http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180228_5.html Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wad.orthodoxws.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Archimandrite-Averky-Zagarsky.jpg&archive=0&final_h=106&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>The Great Schema Archimandrite Averky (the former&nbsp;Archimandrite AnastassyZagarsky) passed away today, in Russia, at the age of 102. Father Anastassy served many parishes in San Francisco, including the Kazan church, Old Cathedral, St. Tikhon's and St. Sergius. Upon retirement, he was attached to the new Holy Virgin Cathedral for a few years and later moved to a monastery in Tula.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180228_5.html The Icon of the Most-Holy Theotokos "Softener of Stony Hearts" Visited Los Angeles http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180302_1.html Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wad.orthodoxws.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/Softer-of-Stony-Hearts-12.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>The Orthodox holy object, myrrh-streaming icon of the Theotokos &ldquo;Appeasing of Malicious Hearts&rdquo;, otherwise named &ldquo;Shot with Seven Arrows&rdquo; has visited Los Angeles. The icon has arrived from Moscow and stayed in California for two weeks. On February 1, the icon was delivered to the St. John of Kronstadt Retirement Home. Russian Orthodox residents of the Home met the icon with joy and love. It was the first relic of such caliber that had visited their Home chapel.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180302_1.html "The Rite of Orthodoxy" Performed at the Diocesan Cathedral http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180228_4.html Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wad.orthodoxws.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/02-25-Anathema-Service/anaph10-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=134&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>As the parishes of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia celebrate the feast of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, in the Diocesan Cathedral in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God &ldquo;Joy of All Who Sorrow&rdquo; His Grace Theodosy Bishop of Seattle and His Grace Irenei Bishop of Sacramento along with the clergy and faithful gathered around our Ruling Bishop His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America to perform the &ldquo;Rite of Orthodoxy&rdquo; with the solemn pronouncement of the Anathemas.</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180228_4.html FRESCOING PROJECT UNDERWAY AT ST. PAISIUS MONASTERY, ARIZONA http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180228_1.html Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wad.orthodoxws.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2018/Photo-Galleries/01-13-paisius-frescos-report/st_paisius_frescoes---3.jpg&archive=0&final_h=120&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>1st / 14th January 2018: Significant progress is being made on a long-term frescoing project at the Monastery of St. Paisius in Safford, Arizona, a women&rsquo;s monastery in the Western American Diocese that is operated with the blessing of both our Diocesan Bishop, His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill, as well as the Head of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America, His Grace Bishop Maxim.</p> <p><br />Construction of the central temple of the Monastery, known in monastic terminology as the&nbsp;catholicon, was completed some years ago, and the enormous basilica-style edifice dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (feastday 15th /&nbsp;28th August) rises high above the desert landscape and is visible for miles in all directions.&nbsp;</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180228_1.html The Latest Videos from the XXVI Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180105_1.html Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://wad.orthodoxws.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-08-LA-ROCM-conference/LA-conference_07.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>The Media Department of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia has published two lectures from the XXVI Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians Conference held at the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, from the 4 to the 8 of October, 2017.&nbsp;</p></div> Western American Diocese http://wad.orthodoxws.com/news_180105_1.html