Church of All Russian Saints
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR)
Burlingame, California, U.S.A.
Saturday, April 20, 2024:  Burlingame Church Cleaning Announcement
In preparation for Pascha, we are asking for volunteers to come help clean the church on Saturday, April 20th.  Clean-up will begin at 11:00 AM to 1 PM following the morning liturgy.  
We will be dusting, cleaning the glass on the icons and cleaning wax from the floor and carpet.  We will have a small number of tools to accomplish this but if you have a favorite feather duster or other supplies please bring them along.  Also if you normally use protective equipment such as gloves dust mask, hairnet etc. please bring that too.  And wear comfortable clothing.  If there is good participation the cleaning can go by quickly.
Church cleaning is an important part of our church stewardship and is a quiet joyful activity, especially during Great Lent.
Thank you.
Andrei Alexeeff,   Parish Council member
Sunday, April 21, 2024:  The XIII Annual Lenten Retreat at Holy Virgin Cathedral
The theme will be "The Aroma of Holiness: VLADIKA JOHN" (St. John Maximovich of Shanghai and San Francisco.)  
The XIII Annual Lenten Retreat at Holy Virgin Cathedral will be a very special one. This year on the feast of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco (Saturday, June 29, 2024), we will be marking the 30th anniversary of his canonization — the Retreat will be a preparation for this jubilee.
Many details about Vladika John, one of the greatest and most beloved saints of the XX century, and his teachings will be available in English for the first time.  As well, – a film with over 10 minutes of historical footage of Saint John himself will be shown.
Quote about one of the speakers:
Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko Holy Trinity Seminary Alumni president and rector of the church of All Saints of Russia in Burlingame, California  will speak on  "Everyday Saints in My Life".
Fr. Stefan is the Western American Diocese's best story teller.  His mother, Novice Maria, personally knew many of the great founding hierarchs of the Russian Church Abroad, including St. John. Fr. Stefan also knows and has preserved in his heart the incredible spiritual legacy of Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary in Jordanville, where he studied and labored for 5 years. We are grateful that he has agreed to share some of his living memories with us.
Personal testimony from Dimitry Bobroff:
Mila and I have attended all twelve past retreats.  They are all-day events starting with a Divine Liturgy in English at 7:30am and ending at 4:45pm.  They are heavily attended by people from the various Orthodox jurisdictions in the Bay Area.  The opportunity to listen to well known speakers, the very insightful question and answer periods, and the opportunity to fellowship with people from other jurisdictions is a real Orthodox treasure.  Highly recommend it to everyone in our Burlingame parish. 
Click here to see the program and to register at $35 per person for adults, and $25 per person for youth under 18 years of age.

Great Lent Started on Monday, March 18, 2024

May the Lord guide us through the Spiritual Pilgrimage of the Holy Great Lent to the Oasis of Salvation, the Lord's Joyous Resurrection - Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko


Pascha/Easter Sunday, May 5, 2024

Did You Know .............?


*  You can listen and watch all of the professionaly filmed Burlingame Church Choir Concerts from 2008 through 2022 by clicking on the Choir Tab, and then clicking on "Video Materials", and then "Choir Concerts".


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* You can read the Burlingame Church By-Laws by clicking on the About Us Tab, and then click on "Parish By-Laws".

Upcoming Services (see Schedule of Services Tab for details) 

  • Priest Dimitri Jakimowicz of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Stratford, Connecticut, emails weekly church service texts in both Russian and English.  Contact him at to request being added to his distribution list. 
Wednesday, April 17:  6:00pm Matins of the Great Canon of St. Andrew
Thursday, April 18:  9:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers with Presanctified Divine Liturgy 
Friday, April 19:  6:00pm Matins with Akathist
Saturday, April 20:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, April 20:  6:00pm Vigil Service
Sunday, April 21:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy - Saint Mary of Egypt
Friday, April 26:  6:00pm Vigil Service
Saturday, April 27:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, April 27:  6:00pm Vigil Service
Sunday, April 28:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy - The Entry of Our Lord Into Jerusalem - Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 28:  4:00pm Vespers and Matins - Bridegroom Service
Monday, April 29:  6:00pm Matins - Bridegroom Service
Tuesday, April 30:  9:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers with Presanctified Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, April 30:  6:00pm Matins - Bridegroom Service

March/April 2024 Newsletter Posted

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*  Learn about fellow parishioners by checking  "Index to Biographies".


*  Refresh your memory by checking "Index to Theological Questions".


*  Past issues of the Newsletter can be found by checking "Newsletter Archives".


Slideshow on left is of images in current issue.


An Urgent Appeal for Aid to the ROCOR Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.

Срочное обращение о помощи Духовной Миссии РПЦЗ в Иерусалиме.

With Archpriest Stefan's blessing, please consider supporting the monasteries at this time of military conflict.

Пожалуйста, рассмотрите возможность поддержки монастырей в это время военного конфликта.

Click here for details.


Our Kiots and Choir Loft Crosses have been gilded with 24K Gold Leaf!

 Father Stefan's 50th Anniversary of his Ordination - October 1, 2023


His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.  Concelebrating with the Metropolitan were His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America, His Grace Bishop Theodosius of Seattle and His Grace Bishop James of Sonora, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, Archpriests Stefan Pavlenko, Andrei Sommer, Alexei Kotar, Peter Perekrestov, and Hieromonk Peter Karakozoff.


At the end of the service, Metropolitan Nicholas, addressing the parish with a primatial sermon, congratulated Father Stefan on the 50th anniversary of his pastoral ministry, handing him a Synodal decree awarding him the right to serve Divine Liturgy with the Royal Doors open until the exclamation "Holy to the Holies" and a blessed letter, whose content you can read here.


Along with Father Stefan, Matushka Tatiana also celebrated 50 years since becoming a Matushka and both were awarded a Synodal Gramota.


Many Years to Father Stefan and Matushka Tatiana !!!

View Archimandrite Nektariy's talk about the Mexico Monastery by clicking here

(From our Livestream on Sunday, July 2 at the 2:00:45 time mark.)


Please support the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Monastery in Mexico City

Send a donation check to:

The Fund for Assistance to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR)

P.O. Box 272

Glen Cove, NY, 11542

Include a note that the donation is for the Holy Trinity Monastery in Mexico City

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Message from Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko, Rector

Bring your children to church, learn the services for yourself, listen and pray along with the prayers ---- CARE TO GROW IN YOUR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FAITH! English language translations of all services are available---take advantage of the hard work put in by others for your salvation.

Father Dimitri Jakimowicz emails weekly translations of upcoming services. You can download the translation into your smartphone and follow the service in English while standing in Church.  Contact Father Dimitri at and ask to be placed on his mailing list.  Father Dimitri Jakimowicz sends out weekly church service texts in both Russian and English.
For Liturgical Texts in English and Slavonic from Holy Mother of God Russian Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas click here.

We are overcome with grief over the tragic events in Ukraine, for many of us the land of our forefathers, and for some the land where our relatives live today. We pray to the All-Merciful Lord, and His Most-Holy Mother for speedy secession of all hostilities, and for long-lasting peace.

Prayer to the Lord:
O Lord, Lover of mankind, King of the ages and Giver of good things: having destroyed the divisions of enmity and granted peace unto the human race, grant even now peace unto Thy servants, planting within them the fear of Thee and establishing them in love for one another. Quench all strife, and remove all dissensions and temptations; for Thou art our peace and to Thee do we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Amen.
Владыко Человѣколюбче, Царю вѣковъ и Подателю благихъ, разрушившiй вражды средостѣнiя и мир подавшiй роду человѣческому, даруй и нынѣ миръ рабомъ Твоимъ, вкорени нихъ страхъ Твой и другъ къ другу любовь утверди: угаси всяку распрю, отыми вся разногласiя и соблазны. Яко Ты еси миръ нашъ и Тебе славу возсылаемъ, Отцу и Сыну и Святому Духу, нынѣ и присно и во вѣки вѣковъ. Аминь.
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Prayer to the Mother of God:
O much sorrowing Mother of God, more highly exalted than all other of the daughters of the earth, according to thy purity and the multitude of thy suffering endured by thee on earth: Hearken to our sighs and soften the hearts of evil men, and protect us under the shelter of thy mercy. For we know no other refuge and ardent intercessor apart from thee, but as thou hast great boldness before the One Who was born of thee, help and save us by thy prayers, that without offense we may attain the Heavenly Kingdom where, with all the saints, we will sing the thrice-holy hymn to One God Almighty in the Trinity, always now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
О, многострадальная Мати Божiя, Превысшая всѣхъ дщерей земли, по чистотѣ Своей и по множеству страданiй, Тобою на земли перенесенныхъ, прiими многоболезненныя воздыханiя наша и сохрани насъ подъ кровомъ Твоея милости. Инаго бо прибѣжища теплаго предстательста развѣ Тебѣ не вѣмы, но яко дерзновенiе имущая къ Иже изъ Тебѣ рожденному, помози и спаси ны молитвами Своими, да непреткновенно достигнемъ Царствiя Небеснаго, идеже со всѣми святыми будемъ воспѣвати въ Троицѣ единому Богу нынѣ и присно и во вѣки вѣков. Аминь.

Genuine Repentance & Confession heals and makes the immortal soul holy.

This is the correct way to prepare for Holy Communion.


Click here for "A Guide to Confession"

Евангелие дня 2022 с толкованием. Чтимые святые

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(Daily Gospel reading with Commentary - Sorry, only in Russian)






Ordination of

Father Deacon Alexei Baranoff


Annunciation Feast Day

April 7, 2022



Archpriest Stefan Blessing the Main Cupola

December 28, 2021

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Church of All Russian Saints, Burlingame, California, U.S.A.
Православная Церковь Всех Святых в Земле Российской Просиявших в Burlingame, California
744 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA 94010. Tel: (650) 430-9805

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