"Pokrov" Cossack Games conducted by Two Schools - 10/20/18
On Saturday October 20, 2018, the Cossack Cadet School in Honor of the "Don" Icon of the Mother of God and the martial arts school Combat Karate came together for the "Pokrov" Cossack Games held at Holy Ascension Church.
Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 10/18/18
The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia communicates to the plenitude of her clergy and faithful, and to her fellow Orthodox Christians throughout the world, her profound sorrow at the uncanonical undertakings perpetrated by the Church of Constantinople over the past days; in particular with regard to its Message of 11th October 2018. Simultaneously we express our complete support of the position taken by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow, following its meeting of 15th October 2018 and announced in its statement of the same date.
Parish Choir Marked Its Patron Saint - 10/14/18
On October 14, 2018, the choir of Holy Ascension Church honored its patron Saint, Saint Roman the Melodist. His Grace Bishop Irenei of Richmond and Western Europe congratulated the choir conductor, Alexandra Volmensky, and all of the members of our choir and thanked them for their diligent and excellent work in leading the community in prayer. Lunch was enjoyed out in the parish yard on the warm autum afternoon.
Parishioners make a Pilgrimage to St. Silouan's Monastery - 09/24/18
On Monday September 24, 2018, the Monastery of Saint Silouan the Athonite observed its patronal Feast Day. The Divine Services were presided by His Grace Theodosy Bishop of Seattle.
Annual Celebration of Our Sisterhood - 09/23/18
On Sunday September 23, 2018, Holy Ascension Church marked the annual celebration of the Sisterhood's Feast Day in honor of the "Kursk-Root" Icon of the Mother of God (8/21 Septmeber). One of the very first icons of our parish is the "Kursk-Root" Icon, a copy of which was brought by clergy from San Francisco to Sacramento as a gift at one of the first gatherings of the parish founders way back in 1953.