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The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije - 05/16/17

With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, the relics of St. Mardarije, which have laid in the Church of St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois, since his internment in December 1935, were uncovered. The opening revealed St. Mardarije’s holy relics to be incorrupt.


Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Reconciliation inside the Russian Orthodox Church within the Bounds of the Western American Diocese - 05/18/17

“Be Thou exalted above the heavens, O God, and Thy glory is above all the earth.”

On May 4/17, 2017, His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop San Francisco and Western America issued Decree No. 7E/2017 in which he bids the clergy and faithful of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Reconciliation within the Russian Orthodox Church, which took place 10 years ago on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord.


Video of the Act of Reconciliation within the Two Parts of the Russian Orthodox Church - 05/18/17

On 4/17 of May, 2017, the Russian Orthodox Church marked the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between its two parts that had been separted by historical circumstances for almost 90 years. 


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Announcements
Annual Pilgrimage to Fort Ross, May 29, 2017
Saint John of San Francisco Day July1, 2017
26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference, 4 to 8 October, 2017, to be held in Los Angeles, CA
Summer Youth Volunteer Workweek at St. Silouan’s Monastery, Sonora, CA
Great Consecration of St. Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis, OR, in Fall of 2017
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Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America - 04/16/17

The Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America may be read here.


Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill - 01/08/17

The Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill for 2016/2017 can be read here.


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