Visit of Patriarch ALEKSY II - September 23, 1993

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On September 23, 1993, Bishop TIKHON of San Francisco, the Reverend Victor Sokolov, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and the clergy and faithful, welcomed His Holiness ALEKSY II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, to Holy Trinity Cathedral in San Francisco.

His Holiness Patriarch ALEKSY, His Beatitude the Most Blessed THEODOSIUS, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, Bishop ANTHONY of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of San Francisco, and Bishop TIKHON of San Francisco concelebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with priests and other clergy.

Presented here are photographs from the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy. Please note that names and titles are presented as they were at the time of the Patriarch's visit.


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His Holiness Patriarch ALEKSY making some remarks on the occasion following the Divine Liturgy.

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Tamara, Anna, and Maria Sokolov preparing to greet His Beatitude Metropolitan THEODOSIUS.

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Anna Sokolov presenting a boquet of flowers to His Beatitude Metropolitan THEODOSIUS.

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Masha Sokolov presenting a boquet of flowers to His Beatitude Metropolitan THEODOSIUS.

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Clergy and faithful preparing to greet His Holiness Patriarch ALEKSY. In the foreground - Metropolitan THEODOSIUS of All America and Canada and Bishop TIKHON of San Francisco.

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Clergy and faithful preparing to greet His Holiness Patriarch ALEKSY. In the foreground - Bishop ANTHONY of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of San Francisco, Metropolitan THEODOSIUS of All America and Canada, Bishop TIKHON of San Francisco.

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Masha and Tamara Sokolov preparing to greet Patriarch ALEKSY.

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Masha and Tamara Sokolov preparing to greet Patriarch ALEKSY.

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The Reverend Victor Sokolov, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, presenting the Altar Cross to His Holiness the Patriarch for his veneration.

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The Reverend Victor Sokolov and the Very Reverend Vadim Pogrebniak, Chancellor of the Diocese of the West, preparing to greet the Patriarch.

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His Holiness Patriarch ALEKSY II on arriving outside of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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His Holiness Patriarch ALEKSY II on arriving outside of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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Clergy and faithful preparing to greet His Holiness Patriarch ALEKSY II.

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Hierarchs, clergy, and faithful preparing to greet His Holiness Patriarch ALEKSY II.

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His Holiness ALEKSY II presenting a Patriarchal Gold Cross to the Reverend Victor Sokolov, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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His Holiness the Patriarch on entering the Temple.

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His Holiness receiving a gift from Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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His Holiness receiving a gift from Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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His Holiness receiving a gift from Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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His Holiness ALEKSY II presenting an icon of Our Saviour to the Cathedral.

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His Holiness with the Sokolov family in the rectory following Liturgy. From left to right: Philip Sokolov, Matushka Barbara Sokolov, Tamara Sokolov (front), Patriarch ALEKSY II, Anna Sokolov (front), Masha Sokolov, Rev. Victor Sokolov, Reader Kirill Sokolov.

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His Holiness the Patriarch delivering remarks after the Divine Liturgy.

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His Holiness the Patriarch delivering remarks after the Divine Liturgy.

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His Grace TIKHON, Bishop of San Francisco, addressing His Holiness after presenting him with an ancient Gospel book.

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His Grace TIKHON, Bishop of San Francisco, addressing His Holiness after presenting him with an ancient Gospel book.

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The Reverend Victor Sokolov presenting an egg with a depiction of the Cathedral to His Holiness the Patriarch.

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The Reverend Victor Sokolov presenting an egg with a depiction of the Cathedral to His Holiness the Patriarch.

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Masha Sokolov in the rectory during the reception for hierarchs after the Divine Liturgy.

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The rectory right before the reception for hierarchs.

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The Reverend Victor Sokolov presenting an egg with a depiction of the Cathedral to His Holiness the Patriarch.

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Tamara, Anna, and Masha Sokolov preparing to greet His Beatitude Metropolitan THEODOSIUS.

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Matushka Barbara, Tamara, Anna, and Masha Sokolov preparing to greet His Beatitude Metropolitan THEODOSIUS.

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Tamara and Masha Sokolov preparing to present flowers to His Holiness the Patriarch.

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His Beatitude the Most Blessed THEODOSIUS, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, on entering Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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His Beatitude the Most Blessed THEODOSIUS, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, presenting an icon of all American Saints to Holy Trinity Cathedral on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.

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His Holiness Patriarch ALEKSY II of Moscow and all Russia being vested in his hierarchical vestments.

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His Holiness Patriarch ALEKSY II of Moscow and all Russia being vested in his hierarchical vestments.

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The Iconostasis with new icons during the beginning of the Divine Liturgy.

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The Reverend Victor Sokolov and clergy during the entrance prayers of His Holiness the Patriarch.