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Orthodox Men's Retreat - 03/24/15

St. Seraphim Church in Santa Rosa, California, is hosting an Orthodox Men's Retreat on April 25, 2015. Father Josiah Trenham will be speaking on Meditations on the Good Husband. It is addressed to both married and single men.

Download information flyer here.

MEMORY ETERNAL - Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko UPDATED - 03/18/15

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, world-renowned theologian and former Dean of St. Vladimir's Seminary, reposed in the Lord on March 18, 2015. Funeral arrangements have been announced:

All services and visitations will be at The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA.

Father's body will be ushered into the monastery church at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning, March 20, 2015. There will be a Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 11:00 a.m. Visitations will continue throughout the day on Friday, with Matins for the Departed at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Panikhida at 7:30 p.m. Visitations close at 9:00 p.m. that evening.

On Saturday the Memorial Liturgy will be served at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Panikhida. Visitations will continue throughout the day. Vigil on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. and visitations close at 9:00 p.m. that evening.

On Sunday the Liturgy will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by visitations throughout the afternoon. Vespers will be at 5:00 p.m. followed by a Panikhida at 6:00 p.m. and visitations continuing until 9:00 p.m.

On Monday, March 23, 2015 the Funeral Service for a Priest will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. followed by burial in the monastery cemetery and a memorial meal.

May the ever-memorable Protopresbyter Thomas find rest with the Saints and may his memory be eternal!

Iconography Workshop - 03/18/15

Deacon Matthew Garrett will teach a class in iconography at Saint Nicholas of South Canaan Church, Billings, MT, June 15-20, 2015. Students, who do not need previous art experience, will complete icons of Saint George using acrylic gouache and 23K gold leaf.

The complete cost of the workshop is $475.00, which includes all class supplies, lunches and snacks. Registration is limited.  A $250.00 deposit is required by May 5.

To obtain additional information and/or to register, please contact Lisa Garrett at


On Sunday, March 1, 2015, Orthodoxy Vespers was celebrated at St. Seraphim Church in Santa Rosa, CA. His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, welcomed His Eminence, Metropolitan Gerasimos, and His Grace, Bishop Apostolos, of the Greek Archdiocese, His Grace, Bishop Maxim, of the Serbian Archdiocese, and His Grace, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa, Auxiliary to Archbishop Benjamin, for the glorious celebration. Vespers was followed by a wonderful lenten repast in the church hall.

A gallery of photos can be found here. (Photos: Aaron Brodeur)

Consecration of Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa - 01/25/15

Photograph galleries: Our gratitude to Aaron Brodeur for his photographs from the Friday Evening Nomination and Reception and the Saturday Divine Liturgy, Consecration, and Banquet. Photograps are also available from the OCA web site. Photographs from His Grace's first liturgy in Santa Rosa are also available.


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