Month: May 2015

St. Sebastian (Dabovich) of Jackson

Saint Sebastian was just glorified by the Holy Assembly of Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church during its regular session on May 29th, 2015 – alongside with Bishop Mardarije (Uskokovic). Glory be to God in His saints! Born to Serbian immigrants in San Francisco in 1863, Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich has the distinction of being the first […]

Kneeling Prayers at Vespers of Pentecost

  On Pentecost, in the Vesper service following Divine Liturgy, Orthodox Christians kneel for the first time after Pascha. Led by the priest they pray the following “kneeling prayers” with great reverence:   Prayer 1 O pure and blameless Lord, Who art without beginning, invisible and incomprehensible, unchangeable, immeasurable, and unbounded, Who art without evil and alone […]

St. Innocent of Alaska

Commemorated March 31     Saint Innocent (secular name: John Evseyevich Popov-Veniaminov) was born into the family of a church server on August 26, 1797 in the village of Anginskoye, Verkholensk District, Irkutsk province. In his fifth year he was already receiving instruction in reading and writing from his ailing father, who died in August […]

St. Jacob of Alaska

Commemorated July 26     Father Jacob (Netsvetov) of Alaska was born of pious parents in 1802 on Atka Island, Alaska. His father, Yegor Vasil’evich Netsvetov was a Russian from Tobolsk. His mother, Maria Alekseevna, was an Aleut from Atka island. Yegor and Maria had four children who survived infancy; Jacob was the first born, […]

St. Herman of Alaska

Commemorated August 9/December 13 Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America. A spiritual mission was organized in 1793, made up of monks of the Valaam Monastery. They were sent to preach the Word of God to the native inhabitants of northwestern America, who only ten years before had come under the sovereignty of Russia. […]

St. John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai and San Francisco

Commemorated July 2     Our Father among the Saints John (Maximovitch), Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco (1896-1966), was a diocesan bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) who served widely from China to France to the United States. Saint John departed this life on June 19 (O.S.) / July 2 (N.S.), […]

“Burn to Learn”

On May 7th 2015 at 9:00 am our property experienced its first significant improvement! – the burning of the old building by Fire District 5. The fire department graciously agreed to use it for their training needs. The final cleanup “to bare dirt” is scheduled to occur on May 13th. Subsequent to the cleanup we […]

In the News

From the Ashland Daily Tidings today: ARCHANGEL GABRIEL ORTHODOX CHURCH Orthodox Church raising funds to build new home Congregation has outgrown Ashland facility, has approval for temple north of town By John Darling For the Tidings Posted May. 8, 2015 at 2:00 AM Supporters of the first-ever Orthodox Christian church in Southern Oregon Thursday burned […]

St. Alexis (Toth) – Defender of Orthodoxy in America

Commemorated May 7     Our holy Father Alexis, the defender of the Orthodox Faith and zealous worker in the Lord’s vineyard, was born in Austro-Hungary on March 18, 1854 into a poor Carpatho-Russian family. Like many others in the Austro-Hungarian empire, the Toths were Eastern Rite Catholics. Alexis’ father and brother were priests and […]

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