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On the Sunday of All Saints of America

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Last week the Church celebrated the great feast of All Saints—in which every Saint, known and unknown is commemorated—and this Sunday we commemorate specifically all the Saints of Russia, while especially in America is celebrated the Feast of All Saints of North America. We have been blessed with several great Saints in our land—St. Herman who first brought Holy Orthodoxy to this continent from Russia in the 1700's, St. Tikhon, the Patriarch of Moscow who founded our St. Tikhon's Monastery, St. Nikolai Velimirovich, who taught and reposed at our Seminary, and St. John Maximovitch, the wonderworking bishop of San Francisco, among several others. But there is one person in particular that I would like to talk about today—the monk and priest Fr. Seraphim Rose.

Weekly Diocesan Bulletin - Sunday, June 7, 2015

1st Sunday after Pentecost: 
All Saints; Third Finding of the Honorable 
Head of Saint John the Baptist


RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE EIGHT: You descended from on high, O Merciful One!  You accepted the three-day burial to free us from our sufferings.  O Lord, our Life and Resurrection: Glory to You!

Weekly Diocesan Bulletin - Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pentecost Sunday: 
The Descent of the Holy Spirit  


FIRST ANTIPHON:

 VERSE: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.
REFRAIN: Through the prayers of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.
VERSE: Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the universe.

Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture

Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture
Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture
Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture
Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture

On 24 May 2015, after celebrating the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Red Square to attend a concert marking the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture.

30th Anniversary of the Sacred Music Institute

The Department of Sacred Music is thrilled to announce the Thirtieth Anniversary Sacred Music Institute (SMI), which will be held at the Antiochian Village from July 8-12, 2015. This year is promising to be the best ever! Whether you love Byzantine or 4-part choral music, there is something for everyone, from theoretical classes to private lessons in voice, chanting, conducting and vocal technique; instruction in Byzantine chant and choral conducting; special presentations and concerts from the Sacred Music Chamber Choir and the Sacred Music Byzantine Chamber Choir; and even our 30th Anniversary Musical Review!

Introduction to the Holy Scriptures of the New Testament

Lovers and seekers of God turn to the Holy Scriptures. Individuals serious about Christian learning immerse themselves in the New Testament. Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN is an accomplished New Testament scholar and professor.

His Grace has devoted countless hours to study, research and teaching the New Testament.  His thousands of miles of travel to St. Sava School of Theology to teach the New Testament reflect His depth of commitment, love and interest.

Publication of this book fills a great void in Orthodox scholarly New Testament writing in the English language. Individuals wanting to learn more about God as revealed and present in the New Testament need authoritative texts.