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Holy Virgin Cathedral - Joy of all Who Sorrow - San Francisco, CA - Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Memory Eternal to our Cathedral Starosta - Nick Motoviloff
On Sunday morning, September 9th, Nick Motoviloff, our Starosta (Church Warden), fell asleep in the Lord after a heroic battle with a rare form of cancer. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, September 11, at our Cathedral. 

May God rest his kind soul among the Saints and may his memory be eternal. Our sympathy, love and prayers are with his entire family. 

A Memorial Garden in honor of Nick will be constructed on the grounds of the Cathedral in the coming months. Details on how you can help contribute to this cause are found on the RACS webpage: www.racssf.org 

First Hierarch, Metropolitan Hilarion, being greeted at the Cathedral by our Starosta Nick Motoviloff, September 2010
 
Taste of Russia Festival

 

The Holy Virgin Cathedral presents the "Taste of Russia Festival" fund raising event.

Download PDF Flyer

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Time: 11am - 6pm
Featuring: Russian Food, Entertainment, Church Tours, Icon Painting Demonstration, Choir Performances, Gift Items.

Entrance fee: $5.00

Parking
Presidio Jr High School lot. 29th & Geary.

For more info please call: (415) 668-5218

NOTE: There will be only one Liturgy that day at 9:00AM.

 
Митрополит Волоколамский Иларион возглавил Божественную литургию

28 августа 2012 года, в праздник Успения Пресвятой Богородицы, председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата митрополит Волоколамский Иларион, совершавший по благословению Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла поездку в США, возглавил Божественную литургию в кафедральном соборе Русской Зарубежной Церкви в честь иконы Божией Матери «Всех скорбящих Радость» в Сан-Франциско.

Владыке сослужили Первоиерарх Русской Зарубежной Церкви митрополит Восточно-Американский и Нью-Йоркский Иларион, бывший предстоятель Православной Церкви в Америке митрополит Иона, архиепископ Сан-Францисский Кирилл (РПЦЗ), управляющий Патриаршими приходами в США архиепископ Наро-Фоминский Юстиниан, архиепископ Сан-Францисский и Западно-Американский Вениамин (Православная Церковь в Америке), викарий Сан-Францисской епархии епископ Сиэтлийский Феодосий (РПЦЗ), клирики Русской Православной Церкви и Православной Церкви в Америке. За богослужением присутствовал Генеральный консул Российской Федерации в Сан-Франциско В.Н. Винокуров.

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Photos from Dormition Vigil and Liturgy
Photos by Helen Sinelnikoff-Nowak 

Vigil


Liturgy

 
Fort Ross 200th Anniversary Celebration

Fort RossFort Ross will commemorate the original Colony Ross dedication. The Russian Orthodox churches in the United States and Russia will concelebrate at Divine Liturgy at the Fort Ross chapel on Saturday, August 25. The Churches will also host a dedication ceremony to honor those who lived and died at Ross Colony and to dedicate the new interpretive panels to be placed at the cemetery.  

It is anticipated that our First Hierarch of ROCOR, Metropolitan Hilarion, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk (MP) and others, including Archbishops Kyrill (ROCOR), Benjamin (OCA) and Justinian (MP) will concelebrate. Archbishop Kyrill has also invited Bishop Peter of Cleveland to attend. Liturgy on Saturday to begin at Fort Ross at 9:30am with procession around the fort and to the cemetery with blessing of the memorial panels, and VIP lunch.   Food vendors will be available with a variety of food for sale or you can bring your own picnic lunch and lawn chair or blanket.

On Tuesday, August 28, the feast of Dormition, the above mentioned bishops will concelebrate the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Virgin Cathedral "Joy of All Who Sorrow". Liturgy to begin at 8:30am.

The clergy and faithful are encouraged to attend these historic events.

 
Распродажа вещей - Rummage sale

7 июля (суббота) с 10 утра до 4 дня
8 июля (воскресенье) с 12 до 4 дня

Весь доход пойдет в пользу обустройства новой купели и ремонта Усыпальницы Св.Владыки Иоанна Шанхайского и Сан Францисского.

По всем вопросам обращаться к Ларисе Константиновне Красовской по телефону (650) 343-3361.

 
Cathedral Bookstore Opens Online Internet Store
June 25, 2012



Our Cathedral Bookstore is now online. Purchase bookstore products from the site 24 hours a day.

Visit the store here: http://www.hvcbookstore.com and help support our Cathedral.

Открылся интернет-магазин нашего Собора. Покупайте товар магазина на сайте круглосуточно.

Посетите магазин здесь: http://www.hvcbookstore.com и поддержите наш Собор.
 
Fifth Anniversary of Russian Orthodox Church Unity

В четверг 17 мая в 7 часов вечера в кафедральном соборе пройдет вечер посвященный 5-летию единства в Поместной Русской Православной Церкви. На вечере будет показана историческая документальная кинохроника подписания Акта о каноническом общении и также состоится презентация нового портрета Митрополита Лавра.

The fifth anniversary of Russian Orthodox Church unity is to be marked at Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco on Thursday, May 17, at 7:00 pm. Historic footage of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion will be shown and a new portrait of Metropolitan Laurus, painted in Russia specifically for the Holy Virgin Cathedral hall, will be presented.

 
Mother's Day Champagne Brunch May 13, 2012

Come join us in the Holy Virgin Cathedral reception hall for an open buffet with some old favorites and some new items. 

Children under 12: $15.00

Seniors 65 & over: $20.00

Adults: $25.00

Reservations recommended:
(415)831-9454 or (415)752-0840

There will also be a Silent Auction

 

 
Pascha Recordings of 2011 and 1978
Христос Воскресе! Christ is Risen!

Pascha 2011


Pascha 1978

 
Passion Week and Pascha Schedule 2012
Расписание Страстной Седмицы и Пасхи. Passion Week and Pascha Schedule.
 
Live Recordings from Matins and Twelve Passion Gospels 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th Antiphon:

Download: MP3

 

 The Wise Thief:

Download: MP3

 

 
Sixth Annual Orthodox Lenten Retreat
 It is with great joy that we invite you to gather on Sunday, April 1 at our majestic Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco to take part in our sixth annual Lenten Retreat, to examine, to learn, to pray, to meet and to be inspired.

The program begins with the Divine Liturgy (in English) at 7:30 a.m. Following breakfast, our first speaker, the Priest Martin Person, assistant pastor of the Protection of the Mother of God Church in Los Angeles, California, will present a talk: A Long Way Home: My Journey to Orthodox Christianity.

In the afternoon, at 1:30 pm, our guest speaker from the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex (England),
Hieromonk Nikolai (Sakharov), will speak on the the topic: The XXI Century: Challenges We Face.

An open forum for questions and answers will follow. After the second talk guided tours of the Cathedral will be offered, providing historic and liturgical details about the many spiritual treasures within, including the shrine of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco. English Vespers start at 5:30 p.m., followed by informal fellowship in the cathedral hall.
Download the retreat poster here
 
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