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  • The Bells of Holy Trinity

    The seven bells of Holy Trinity Cathedral are one of our great civic and ecclesiastical treasures. Five of the seven were a gift from Tsar Alexander III of Russia in thanksgiving for the miraculous preservation of his life (and those of his family) from an assassination attempt. Two other bells were locally recast by Garrett & Co. from older bells that melted during one of several fires that seriously damaged the temple in the course of the years...  Read more...

  • 40th Anniversary of Glorification of St. Innocent of Alaska

    Saint Innocent (Veniaminov), Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomensk (August 26, 1797—March 31, 1879), was glorified by the Russian Orthodox Church on October 6, 1977. He was born in the village of Anginsk in the Irkutsk diocese. The Apostle of America and Siberia proclaimed the Gospel “even to the ends of the earth”...  More

     

  • Appeal for fire victims

    In response to the terrible fires in the Santa Rosa area and the losses parishioners and their neighbors have endured, St. Seraphim Cathedral in Santa Rosa has established a fund to provide immediate help and assistance. His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin encourages us to contribute to this immediate need.  We will be collecting at the Sunday liturgy or you can give through this link.

     

  • Upcoming

    Wed, Oct 18: 5:30 pm Memorial service; 6:00 pm Vespers; followed by parish council meeting.

    Sat, Oct 21: 9:00 am Memorial Liturgy; 6:00 pm Vigil.

    Sun, Oct 22: 10:00 am Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship meal.

    Wed, Oct 25: 6:00 pm Vespers.

    Visit our full calendar of services

Nativity of the Theotokos

Nativity of the TheotokosThe traditional account of the Nativity of the Theotokos is taken from the apocryphal writings which are not part of the New Testament scriptures. The traditional teaching which is celebrated in the hymns and verses of the festal liturgy is that Joachim and Anna were a pious Jewish couple who were among the small and faithful remnant - “the poor and the needy” - who were awaiting the promised messiah. The couple was old and childless. They prayed earnestly to the Lord for a child, since among the Jews barrenness was a sign of God's disfavor. In answer to their prayers, and as the reward of their unwavering fidelity to God, the elderly couple was blessed with the child who was destined, because of her own personal goodness and holiness, to become the Mother of the Messiah-Christ...

  • Sep 4 2017

Pentecost: the Gift of Hearing

by: Archpriest George M. Benigsen

THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT upon the Apostles on the day of the Pentecost represents the conclusion of Christ’s salutary task and the birth of His Church in this world. The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles in the form of fiery tongues and endowed them with the gift of preaching which was understood and accepted by all people, all nations. Thus, the first gift of the Holy Spirit to the newly born Church was the gift of the Word. It was in God’s will for the new and good message of Christ to be understandable and, therefore, reasonable. This represented a complete confirmation of what was the very foundation of the world since the first moment of its creation...

 

  • May 31 2017

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