Western American Diocese
Western American Diocese
Announcing an All-Diocesan Celebration-Pilgrimage

His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill has announced an All-Diocesan Celebration-Pilgrimage to Saint Seraphim of Sarov Church in Monterey, California, on Saturday the 4th of October, 2014.

“This year, 2014, the Local Russian Church celebrates the 700th Anniversary of the birth of the venerable God-bearer Sergius of Radonezh, and the Church Abroad – the 50th Anniversary of the glorification of Holy Righteous John of Krondstadt. This is a jubilee of two intercessors who embody within themselves on the one hand – Russian Orthodox Monasticism; and on the other – sacrificial parish pastorship. For they alone in the history of the Russian Church received the extraordinary titles: Venerable Sergius of Radonezh – “Abbot of the Russian Land,” and the Righteous St. John of Krondtstadt – “Pastor of All-Russia!” I congratulate you dear Co-pastors, brothers, sisters and children with the jubilee of the Venerable Sergius and Holy Righteous John. In part, these jubilees allow us to recollect the lives and teachings of the pleasers of God, turn to them with intense prayer, understand their struggles in light of our lives in the 21st century and strengthen our flock’s bond of love and faith to them” (Decree No.7E/2014).

The members of the Western American Diocese are called to participate in this solemn pilgrimage, at which time the faithful will have the opportunity to venerate a particle of the honorable relics of St. Sergius Radonezh bequeathed to our diocese this past summer by His Holiness Patriarch Kyril, and a belt worn by Holy Righteous John of Krondstadt.


of the All-Diocesan Celebration-Pilgrimage
3rd & 4th of October, 2914
Saint Seraphim of Sarov Church
Canyon del Rey & Francis Avenue, Seaside, California

Friday the 3rd of October

6:00 pm Meeting of the honorable relic of St. Sergius of Radonezh
and the belt of St. John of Krondstadt
6:10 pm All-night Vigil


Saturday the 4th of October

9:30 am Greeting of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill
  Divine Liturgy
  Festal Luncheon under the open sky and a Homily in honor of
Sts. Sergius and John
4:00 pm Akathist Hymn to Saint Sergius of Randonezh
5:00 pm All-night Vigil


For questions please call: (831) 442-2149

Clergy: color of vestments ‐ green

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