Church of All Russian Saints
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR)
Burlingame, California, U.S.A.

First Primatial Visit of the Newly-­Elected  METROPOLITAN NICHOLAS to the Western­ American Diocese


6210 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco

Church Services at the Cathedral:

THURSDAY, September 28
7:00 PM: AKATHIST to St. John in his sepulchre – the lower church of the Finding of St. John’s relics.

FRIDAY, September 29
5:15 PM: Transfer of St. John’s relics into the center of Holy Virgin Cathedral.
6:00 PM: VIGIL

SATURDAY, September 30
8:30 AM: 3rd & 6th Hours. 9:00 AM: GREETING of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence METROPOLITAN NICHOLAS. Divine LITURGY and Procession. Following the service a festal luncheon will be offered in the cathedral fellowship hall.

Please support the St. John Benevolent Fund Virtual Fundraiser!

Saturday, October 21, 2023  

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September/October 2023 Newsletter Posted:  Click on Newsletter Tab

Learn about fellow parishioners by checking the "Index to Biographies" under the Tab.

Refresh your memory by checking the "Index to Theological Questions" under the Tab.

All past issues of the Newsletter can be found by checking the "Newsletter Archives" under the Tab.


The Iconostasis has been gilded with 24K Gold Leaf.  


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. 
  • For Liturgical Texts in English and Slavonic from Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas click here.


Saturday, September 30:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Sunday, October 1:  9:00am Liturgy - Poly Hierarchical Service with Metropolitam Nicholas


Saturday, October 7:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Sunday, October 8:  9:00am Liturgy


Friday, October 13:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Saturday, October 14:  9:00am Liturgy - Protection of the Holy Virgin


Saturday, October 14:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Sunday, October 15:  9:00am Liturgy


Saturday, October 21:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Sunday, October 22:  9:00am Liturgy


Saturday, October 28:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Sunday, October 29:  9:00am Liturgy

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.
Click here to print the prayers.
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.
Andrei V. Fedorov
Andrei V. Fedorov
Andrei V. Fedorov
New Warden/Starosta - ELECTED AT ANNUAL PARISH MEETING 3/26/2023
We welcome Andrei Vladimirovich Fedorov to the Parish Council and wish him God’s blessings and success in his God pleasing endeavors.
Read article about Andrei and wife, Anna Fedorova, in the January/February 2021 issue of the Newsletter - click here

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"

From Father Stefan:  Progression of Sin (sorry for it being fuzzy and only in Russian)

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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