Western American Diocese
Western American Diocese
Saint John of Shanghai the Wonderworker Annual Celebration -- 30th Anniversary of His Canonization - 05/21/2024
Last updated: 2024-05-21 04:10:20

Schedule of Cathedral Services
All services surrounding the Feast Day of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco are to be held at Holy Virgin Cathedral - Joy of All Who Sorrow in San Francisco.  Please visit sfsobor.com for visitor information and updates.

5:00 pm Daily Vespers & Matins
6:45 pm Translation of Reliquary to the center of the cathedral
7:00 pm AKATHIST to St. John before his relics
5:00 pm Confessions
6:00 pm Vigil - ST. JOHN

6:30 am Early Liturgy
9:00 am Hierarchal Liturgy -  His Eminence Metropolitan NICHOLAS First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia presiding.

"Pursuing Wholeness: A Christian Perspective on Modern Psychology." - 05/20/2024
Last updated: 2024-05-21 03:31:14

Educational Seminar

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 1:00 PM,

The Large Hall of the HOLY VIRGIN CATHEDRAL (6210 Geary Boulevard, SF) will host an Educational seminar on aspects of Psychology from a Christian worldview.

The following reports will be given to the audience:

✜ Modern Psychology and the Orthodox Approach to the Healing of the Soul: Some Reflections, by His Grace, James (CORAZZA), Bishop of Sonora, second vicar of the Western American Diocese.

✜ Bridging Christianity and Psychological Science, by Priest George KAPLANOV Psy.S., Psychology; B.Th., Theological Studies.

✜ Orthodox Perspective on Addiction and Recovery (via ZOOM), by Deacon Stefan STOYANOV M.Sc., Mental Health Counseling; B.Th., Theological Studies.

✜ Question-and-answer sessions will follow the presentations.


Come if your interest is piqued!

Lunch will be provided!

Email the following address to register: email@worldview.education

Voluntary donation $15

Your contribution can be made using Zelle on the name Georgiy Kaplanov (415) 205-4424 or PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Wor1dview.

Luncheon and Afternoon of Giving: 30th Anniversary of the Canonization of St. John the Wonderworker - 05/20/2024
Last updated: 2024-05-21 02:49:34

Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fort Ross: Memorial Day May 27, 2024 - 05/20/2024
Last updated: 2024-05-21 03:04:52

With the blessing of His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America, all are welcome to join members of the Western American Diocese for the traditional pilgrimage to Fort Ross on Memorial Day, May 27th, 2024.

The Holy Trinity/Saint Nicholas Chapel at Fort Ross is the first Russian Orthodox Church in the contiguous United States. Fort Ross is "holy land" – where two saints have labored: St Innocent of Alaska/Moscow and the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut. Two other saints, St Tikhon and St John of Shanghai, have prayed here and sanctified the lands, the chapel, and the cemetery.

After the liturgy a procession to the cemetery with a "Litya for the Departed." 

Diocesan Chancellery


Western American Diocese

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San Francisco, CA 94118


Diocesan Chancellery Administrator: Bishop Theodosy 

Chancellery Office Manager: Ksenia Sapronova


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