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Holy Virgin Cathedral - Joy of all Who Sorrow - San Francisco, CA - Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
5th Anniversary of the Hawaii Myrrhstreaming Icon of the Theotokos

5-летие мироточения Гавайской-Иверской иконы.
Встреча Иконы в пятницу 5 октября в 6 часов вечера, вечерняя служба и исповедь. В субботу 6 октября в 8 час. утра: литургия, молебен с акафистом перед Иконой и трапеза.

5th Anniversary of the Hawaii Myrrhstreaming Iveron Icon of the Theotokos
Greeting of the Icon on Friday, October 5 at 6pm, evening service and confession.
Saturday, October 6 at 8am - Divine Liturgy, Moleben and Akathist before the Icon. There will be a potluck luncheon after the service.

Note: With the blessing of Archbishop Kyrill, all Orthodox clergy are welcome to serve those two days (Friday October 5 and Saturday October 6). Clergy who intend to serve are requested to bring blue vestments in honor of the Mother of God.

Following the moleben there will be a presentation by Constantine Zalalas on “The Majesties of the Most Holy Theotokos according to St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain.”

Memory Eternal to our Cathedral Starosta - Nick Motoviloff
On Sunday morning, September 9th, Nick Motoviloff, our Starosta (Church Warden), fell asleep in the Lord after a heroic battle with a rare form of cancer. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, September 11, at our Cathedral. 

May God rest his kind soul among the Saints and may his memory be eternal. Our sympathy, love and prayers are with his entire family. 

A Memorial Garden in honor of Nick will be constructed on the grounds of the Cathedral in the coming months. Details on how you can help contribute to this cause are found on the RACS webpage: 

First Hierarch, Metropolitan Hilarion, being greeted at the Cathedral by our Starosta Nick Motoviloff, September 2010
Taste of Russia Festival


The Holy Virgin Cathedral presents the "Taste of Russia Festival" fund raising event.

Download PDF Flyer

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Time: 11am - 6pm
Featuring: Russian Food, Entertainment, Church Tours, Icon Painting Demonstration, Choir Performances, Gift Items.

Entrance fee: $5.00

Presidio Jr High School lot. 29th & Geary.

For more info please call: (415) 668-5218

NOTE: There will be only one Liturgy that day at 9:00AM.

Митрополит Волоколамский Иларион возглавил Божественную литургию

28 августа 2012 года, в праздник Успения Пресвятой Богородицы, председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата митрополит Волоколамский Иларион, совершавший по благословению Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла поездку в США, возглавил Божественную литургию в кафедральном соборе Русской Зарубежной Церкви в честь иконы Божией Матери «Всех скорбящих Радость» в Сан-Франциско.

Владыке сослужили Первоиерарх Русской Зарубежной Церкви митрополит Восточно-Американский и Нью-Йоркский Иларион, бывший предстоятель Православной Церкви в Америке митрополит Иона, архиепископ Сан-Францисский Кирилл (РПЦЗ), управляющий Патриаршими приходами в США архиепископ Наро-Фоминский Юстиниан, архиепископ Сан-Францисский и Западно-Американский Вениамин (Православная Церковь в Америке), викарий Сан-Францисской епархии епископ Сиэтлийский Феодосий (РПЦЗ), клирики Русской Православной Церкви и Православной Церкви в Америке. За богослужением присутствовал Генеральный консул Российской Федерации в Сан-Франциско В.Н. Винокуров.

Photos from Dormition Vigil and Liturgy
Photos by Helen Sinelnikoff-Nowak 



Fort Ross 200th Anniversary Celebration

Fort RossFort Ross will commemorate the original Colony Ross dedication. The Russian Orthodox churches in the United States and Russia will concelebrate at Divine Liturgy at the Fort Ross chapel on Saturday, August 25. The Churches will also host a dedication ceremony to honor those who lived and died at Ross Colony and to dedicate the new interpretive panels to be placed at the cemetery.  

It is anticipated that our First Hierarch of ROCOR, Metropolitan Hilarion, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk (MP) and others, including Archbishops Kyrill (ROCOR), Benjamin (OCA) and Justinian (MP) will concelebrate. Archbishop Kyrill has also invited Bishop Peter of Cleveland to attend. Liturgy on Saturday to begin at Fort Ross at 9:30am with procession around the fort and to the cemetery with blessing of the memorial panels, and VIP lunch.   Food vendors will be available with a variety of food for sale or you can bring your own picnic lunch and lawn chair or blanket.

On Tuesday, August 28, the feast of Dormition, the above mentioned bishops will concelebrate the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Virgin Cathedral "Joy of All Who Sorrow". Liturgy to begin at 8:30am.

The clergy and faithful are encouraged to attend these historic events.

Распродажа вещей - Rummage sale

7 июля (суббота) с 10 утра до 4 дня
8 июля (воскресенье) с 12 до 4 дня

Весь доход пойдет в пользу обустройства новой купели и ремонта Усыпальницы Св.Владыки Иоанна Шанхайского и Сан Францисского.

По всем вопросам обращаться к Ларисе Константиновне Красовской по телефону (650) 343-3361.

Cathedral Bookstore Opens Online Internet Store
June 25, 2012

Our Cathedral Bookstore is now online. Purchase bookstore products from the site 24 hours a day.

Visit the store here: and help support our Cathedral.

Открылся интернет-магазин нашего Собора. Покупайте товар магазина на сайте круглосуточно.

Посетите магазин здесь: и поддержите наш Собор.
Fifth Anniversary of Russian Orthodox Church Unity

В четверг 17 мая в 7 часов вечера в кафедральном соборе пройдет вечер посвященный 5-летию единства в Поместной Русской Православной Церкви. На вечере будет показана историческая документальная кинохроника подписания Акта о каноническом общении и также состоится презентация нового портрета Митрополита Лавра.

The fifth anniversary of Russian Orthodox Church unity is to be marked at Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco on Thursday, May 17, at 7:00 pm. Historic footage of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion will be shown and a new portrait of Metropolitan Laurus, painted in Russia specifically for the Holy Virgin Cathedral hall, will be presented.

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch May 13, 2012

Come join us in the Holy Virgin Cathedral reception hall for an open buffet with some old favorites and some new items. 

Children under 12: $15.00

Seniors 65 & over: $20.00

Adults: $25.00

Reservations recommended:
(415)831-9454 or (415)752-0840

There will also be a Silent Auction


Pascha Recordings of 2011 and 1978
Христос Воскресе! Christ is Risen!

Pascha 2011

Pascha 1978

Passion Week and Pascha Schedule 2012
Расписание Страстной Седмицы и Пасхи. Passion Week and Pascha Schedule.
Live Recordings from Matins and Twelve Passion Gospels 2011












15th Antiphon:

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 The Wise Thief:

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