Sokolov to head Orthodox cathedral


San Francisco The Rev. Victor Sokolov, 44, has been appointed acting head of Holy Trinity Cathedral, home to the oldest Eastern Orthodox parish in the country.


Sokolov, the one-time dissident Soviet author and civil rights activist, left his native country in the late 1970s. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1984 and since then has held various posts in New York, Vermont and Canada. He has also worked as a writer, editor, lecturer and translator.


The parish was established by immigrants from Russia in 1868 and for many years served all Orthodox Christians in California.


San Francisco Chronicle, October 6, 1991.