Western American Diocese
RUSSIAN ORTHODOX
 CHURCH OUTSIDE
 OF RUSSIA
Western American Diocese
Announcements
00000
image
Order Daily Commemorations of the Departed During Great Lent at Holy Virgin Cathedral - 03/09/2021

Dear brothers and sisters!
 
During Great Lent the commemoration of the dead should, and must, be done daily in our personal prayers, at the liturgy on the weekends, and especially – on Soul Saturdays.  The Church’s main method of commemorating the dead is done through prayer at the proskomedia (preparatory part of the Liturgy). The priest, while in the altar, extracts a piece from the prosphora as the names, submitted on slips of paper by the faithful, are read. The commemoration slips are read at Liturgy as well. However, during the  Great Fast the entire structure of life within the Church changes, including the Divine Services – full liturgies on weekdays are not performed, and therefore the prayers for the dead are offered less often.

In order to compensate for the absence of daily church commemorations for the departed, ...


Diocesan Chancellery

 

Western American Diocese

598 -- 15th Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94118

 

Diocesan Chancellery Administrator: Bishop Theodosy 

Chancellery Office Manager: Natalia I. Ermakova-Mizenina

 

Office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Telephone: (415) 387-8757

FAX: (628) 256-2922 

Send an email

  

  

Documents