Western American Diocese
Western American Diocese
Funeral Schedule for Newly-departed Archpriest Mark Gomez

On Saturday June 24, 2017, a dedicated pastor and beloved father confessor of the Western American Diocese, newly-departed Archpriest Mark Gomez, reposed in the Lord.
Funeral Service Schedule for newly-departed Archpriest Mark Gomez:
Tuesday, June 27th
Pannikhida at  7:30 PM
St. Sergius Church
1346 12th Ave, 
San Francisco, CA 94122
Wednesday, June 28th
Fr. Mark's body arrives @4:00 PM at Sobor.
Holy Virgin Cathedral
6210 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121
Vespers and Matins 5:00 pm
Funeral (Отпевание) 6:30pm
Archbishop Kyrill officiating. 
Thursday, June 29th
Divine Liturgy for the Departed.  7:40 AM
Holy Virgin Cathedral
6210 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121
After Liturgy we will drive in funeral procession 
to the grave site at the Serbian cemetery, where the body will be interred. 
Serbian Cemetary
1801 Hillside Blvd.
Colma, CA 94014

The Celebration of the Feast of Saint John, Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, 2017

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco & Western America the 2017 St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco's feastday will be marked on Saturday, July 1 (Saturday closest to July 2). The schedule of the solemn celebration at the Holy Virgin Joy of All Who Sorrow Cathedral in San Francisco, where St. John's relics are, is as follows:
Thursday, June 29
At 7:30 pm, following the daily Vespers and Matins (6:00 pm), St. John's relics will be transferred to the middle of the cathedral and an Akathist to St. John will be chanted before them.
Friday, June 30
Confessions will begin at 5:00 pm.
All-Night Vigil at 6:00 pm.
Saturday, July 1
Greeting of the presiding Bishop and the Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am.
After the Liturgy a Service of Intercession to St. John (Molieben) and procession.
Festal luncheon for clergy and faithful in the cathedral fellowship hall.

26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference, 4 to 8 October, 2017, to be held in Los Angeles, CA

The 26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference, will be hosted by the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, California, October 4-8, 2017, with the sessions taking place at the Four Points Sheraton Los Angeles, Westside. The theme of the Conference is “Prayerful Sound in the Orthodox Church: Vocal Artistry of the Deacon, Reader and Singer at Divine Services.” Watch for the official announcement and registration information.

The Liturgical Music Commission

Summer Youth Volunteer Workweek at St. Silouan’s Monastery, Sonora, CA

With the blessing of the Abbot of St. Silouan’s Monastery in Sonora, CA, His Grace Irenei Bishop of Sacramento and under the auspices of the Youth Committee of the Western American Diocese, chaired by Archpriest Boris Henderson, a volunteer youth workweek is being organized at the monastery from July 2 to July 8, 2017.

Great Consecration of St. Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis, OR, in Fall of 2017

Archpriest James Baglien and the community of Saint Martin the Merciful Church of Corvallis, OR, will be marking their 15th Anniversary this fall. In conjunction with this celebration, His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will be performing the Great Consecration of the church on Saturday the 21 of October, 2017.

Diocesan Chancellery


Western American Diocese

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Diocesan Chancellery Administrator: Bishop Theodosy 

Chancellery Office Manager: Natalia Ermakova


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