1879, January 24/February 5.
To the gentlemen singers of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
in S. Francisco
From the Dean of the Orthodox Churches in America
Archpriest V[ladimir] Wechtomov
The gentlemen singers of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in S. Francisco are hereby invited to prepare those selections that are sung at hierarchical services, for the arrival of the Right Reverend Nestor . In order to insure successful practices, I recommend that rehearsals to be held not less than twice a week. The most convenient time for these rehearsals, in my opinion, is from 5 until 7 p.m. However, in this last point I do not lay restraint on the gentlemen singers.
Dean, Archpriest V. Wechtomov.
Read: Acting Reader M[atthew] Mits.
Read: Acting Subdeacon M[ichael] Mstislavsky.
Read: Acting Reader J[ohn] Soboleff.
Translated from Russian and published at the Holy Trinity Cathedral LIFE, Vol. 4, No. 6, Feb. 1997