Archbishop Kyrill issues a Decree Pertaining to the Coronavirus - 03/13/20
Instructional Notice Concering Reception of Post-Communion and other Pracitices during the Spread of the Coronavirus:
On Friday March 6, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill gave instruction to all of the clery of the Western American Diocese that zapivka (wine after communion) be served to the communicants from individual disposable cups until the Coronavirus ends. There is to be placed a paper bag for cup disposal next to the zapivka table.
Documentary Film about the Orthodox School of Bethany - 05/04/19
The Administrator of the Orthodox School of Bethany Nun Maria will be speaking at Holy Ascension Church on Wednesday, May 15, at 7:00 pm. Come, see, hear and support this school. Further details about the Bethany School here.
Below is a film that provides some background for the presentation Mother Maria will give.
Paschal Greeting from the Parish Rector - 04/27/19
Christ is Risen!
For behold through the Cross joy has come to all the world.
Nativity Greeting of the Father Rector, Archpriest Paul Volmensky - 01/05/19
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Beloved in Christ, dear Brothers and Sisters!
The Son and Word of God was not incarnate, did not speak to us, did not work miracles, simply so that we would become decent members of society or find a measure temporal happiness or magically live forever. The Word became flesh with the aim of restoring Adam and Eve, who before their redemption abode in misery, whose very nature had been perverted.
Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 01/05/19
Eminent Brother Archpastors, honorable Fathers,
I offer my words of greeting, which are inspired by Christian love, on this great feast of the Nativity of Christ! With a warm heart I wish you all that profound and inalienable peace, which was heralded by the angels above the town of Bethlehem on the holy night when "the Word was made flesh" (John 1:14).