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Anniversary Celebration at Cathedral - 10/29/14

His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, celebrated the hierarchical Divine Liturgy at his own Holy Trinity Cathedral on Sunday, October 19, when the parishioners here honored the tenth anniversary of His Eminence’s consecration to the episcopate, as well as his sixtieth birthday.


Redding welcomes Archbishop Benjamin - 10/29/14

On the commemoration day of St. Demetrios, His Eminence was able to make his yearly trek to the North State in the cool, fall weather. He was carefully settled in, by the Grace of God, before torrential rains and winds hit the area. Hail, rain and wind were pouring into the front door of the church just prior to his arrival for Vespers!


Announcement on Upcoming Consecration - 10/28/14

The consecration of the bishop-elect of Santa Rosa, Archimandrite Daniel (Brum), will take place on January 23rd and 24th, 2015. A new page dedicated to the event will soon appear on this site -- please check back for updated information!

In the meantime, please find an announcement from His Eminence, Archbishop BENJAMIN, with preliminary information on the event here.


"Do you make wine?" - 10/25/14

"Do you make wine?" It is a question often asked by visitors to Holy Assumption Monastery and St. Simeon Verkhoturksy Church, both located in Calistoga, CA, nestled at the northern end of the Napa Valley. For two years now, the parishioners and nuns have been able to say, "Yes!", thanks to the creation of Calistoga Orthodox Wines, a jointly-managed non-profit company that currently produces two wines - California Kagor Premium Orthodox Chalice Wine and Traditional Blend Chalice Wine.


DIOCESE AT WORK - Diocesan Assembly 2014 - 10/17/14

Clergy and lay delegates from throughout the Diocese of the West gathered October 8-9 in Phoenix, Arizona for the annual Diocesan Assembly. Graciously hosted by Igumen Daniel (Brum) and the faithful of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, the two-day assembly discussed many matters of faith and administration, setting a course for 2015 and beyond. His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, welcomed His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, and the Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America, Melanie Ringa, who were invited by His Eminence to join the proceedings and update us on the work of the OCA and the plans for the upcoming All-American Council, to be held in Atlanta, GA, in July of 2015. The highlight of the assembly was the Divine Liturgy concelbrated by both the Metropolitan and the Archbishop on Thursday, to commemorate St. Tikhon of Moscow, the patron saint of His Beatitude.


 




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