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

Great Lent Starts Monday, March 15, 2021;  Holy Pascha Sunday, May 2

Our Journey to Pascha 2021

All Orthodox Christians are aware of the importance of the Great, Bright and Grace Filled Joyous Feast of Holy Pascha (May 2, 2021) and that the Church invites us to prepare and make the best effort to participate as best each can. These imagess bring to our attention the weeks of preparation, and the Sunday Commemorations through the seven weeks of Lent along with the Days of Passion Week, that will help us in our spiritual and physical Journey to Holy Pascha. Each one of us should take advantage of this time as best we can.

 

Click here for a printable copy of the chart

February 15, 2021, the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, marked 40 years that Archpriest Stefan has served in the Church of All Russian Saints in Burlingame, California.

Archpriest Stefan and Matushka Tatiana would like to thank the parishioners and all the people who attend our beautiful church for 40 years of love and support.

We are truly blessed to be part of this amazing, caring, and loving community.

 

Newest Posts to the Website:

February 25, 2021:  Archpriest Serge Kotar's weekly spiritual email.  See the "Sunday Gospels" link at the bottom of the Home Page.

February 25, 2021:  Choir Director Andrei Roudenko's weekly email.  See the "Services and Saints" link at the bottom of the Home Page.

February 23, 2021:  March/April 2021 Newsletter posted.  Click on Newsletter/Current Newsletter.

February 9, 2021:  Message from Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko, Rector.  See below.

February 5, 2021:  Chart: Journey to Pascha 2021.  See below.

January 29, 2021:  Bishop Luke of Syracuse: Thoughts Concerning COVID-19 Vaccines.  See below.

 

February 9, 2021:  Message from Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko, Rector

I’m delighted to announce that as a result of the recent decision by the Supreme Court, the State of California amended, and San Mateo County endorsed, guidance on indoor attendance at church services.  Beginning on Saturday, February 13, we will resume indoor attendance at our services!  To offer the maximum number of people an opportunity to attend our services, we will use a hybrid indoor/outdoor approach.

 

What will remain the same:

1.  All attendees will continue to receive weekly “invitations” and will need to reply promptly, or risk having their “slot” reassigned. 

 

2.  Indoor and outdoor attendees will continue to have to:

     (a) declare that they meet the requirements in our Training Program, click here,

     (b) wear face covering,

     (c) maintain social distancing AT ALL TIMES, and

     (d) avoid gathering on or near our church property before or after services.

 

What will change:

1.  Indoor locations will be assigned in “real-time”, upon arrival to each service, generally on a first-come-first-served basis.  

 

2.  Once all indoor locations are allocated, remaining attendees will be able to occupy outdoor locations.

 

Please note the following, designed to ensure that we fulfill State and County guidance:

A.  Attendance at services will continue to be limited to pre-scheduled individuals (by “invitation”).

 

B.  Putting up candles and veneration of Icons INSIDE the church will be limited to BEFORE our services begin, (i.e., before 6 PM for Vigil and 9 AM for Liturgy services).

 

C.  Persons arriving for Liturgy after 9 AM may put up candles OUTSIDE the church BEFORE the beginning of Liturgy (approximately 9:25 AM).

 

D.  Once our services begin, all are requested to remain in their socially-distanced indoor and outdoor locations.

 

Please continue to pray for the wellbeing of our Church, our Parish, your fellow Parishioners, and your loved ones that these difficult times will soon transition to more normal conditions.  God bless you.

 

BOTTOM LINE: if you have not been confirmed to attend a particular service by our Attendance Coordinator, please refrain from coming to our church services until COVID restrictions are lifted.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to attend the service.

 

Please monitor updates on our Website.  Our goal is to open attendance at our services as widely as permitted by State and local guidance.

 

For additional information please feel free to contact Dimitry Bobroff, Attendance Coordinator, at jbobroff@aol.com, or Andrei Roudenko, COVID-19 Protection Plan Coordinator, at avrouden@gmail.com.

  

 
Upcoming Services on Livestream (see Schedule of Services tab for details):
 
 
Friday, March 5:  6:00pm Vespers and Matins (Requiem)
Saturday, March 6:  9:00am Hours and Divine Liturgy - Commemoration of the Dead
 
Saturday, March 6:  6:00pm Vigil Service
Sunday, March 7:  9:00am Hours and Divine Liturgy - Meat Fare Sunday
 
Saturday, March 13:  6:00pm Vigil Service
Sunday, March 14:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy, and Vespers - Forgiveness Sunday
 
MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021 - START OF GREAT LENT
 
CLEAN/PURE MONDAY
Monday, March 15:  8:00am Matins, Hours, Typika, and Vespers
Monday, March 15:  6:00pm Great Compline - 1st Part of Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
For English text of the 1st Part of the Great Canon, click here
For Slavonic/Russian text of the 1st Part of the Great Canon, click here
 
CLEAN/PURE TUESDAY
Tuesday, March 16:  8:00am Matins, Hours, Typika, and Vespers
Tuesday, March 16:  6:00pm Great Compline - 2nd Part of Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
For English text of the 2nd Part of the Great Canon, click here
For Slavonic/Russian text of the 2nd Part of the Great Canon, click here
 
CLEAN/PURE WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, March 17:  8:00am Matins, Hours, Typika, Vespers, and Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts
Wednesday, March 17:  6:00pm Great Compline - 3rd Part of Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
For English text of the 3rd Part of the Great Canon, click here
For Slavonic/Russian text of the 3rd Part of the Great Canon, click here
 
CLEAN/PURE THURSDAY
Thursday, March 18:  8:00am Matins, Hours, Typika, and Vespers
Thursday, March 18:  6:00pm Great Compline - 4th Part of Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
For English text of the 4th Part of the Great Canon, click here
For Slavonic/Russian text of the 4th Part of the Great Canon, click here
 
CLEAN/PURE FRIDAY
Friday, March 19:  8:00am Matins, Hours, Typika, Vespers, and Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts
Friday, March 19:  6:00pm Matins
 
 
Father Dimitri Jakimowicz sends out weekly church service texts in both Russian and English.  Contact him at frdimitrij@gmail.com 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.
 

Bishop Luke of Syracuse: Thoughts Concerning COVID-19 Vaccines

Bishop of Syracuse, Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery, and Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY.

 

 

To read Bishop Luke's Article in English, click here.

 

To read Bishop Luke's Article in Russian, click here.

Sunday Gospels

ARCHPRIEST SERGE KOTAR

Click  here to read weekly email discussing upcoming Sunday Gospel reading.

To subscribe to it directly, email frsergekotar@yahoo.com

Services and Saints

ANDREI ROUDENKO

Click here for weekly email with introduction to upcoming weekend church services and with Lives of Saints.

To subscribe to it directly, email avrouden@gmail.com

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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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