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

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



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PASCHAL KULICHI FOR SALE:  The Burlingame Church Sisterhood is taking pre-orders for Kulichi.  A two pound Kulich costs $24.00.  Please call Luba Gauschieldt at (650) 591-1605 before April 14th. 


KULICH KITS FOR CHILDREN:  We aren’t able to gather in the church hall for a Kulich Faire this year but you can pre-order a Kulich kit and decorate in the comfort of your home!  Each kit will include a Kulich and all the decorations - $20 per kit.  Please reserve your kit by emailing or texting Tanya Bolshakoff at (650) 291-7289 by April 13.





Guide for Holy Confession:


Preparation for the Holy Mystery of Repentance and Confession


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Prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian
During Great Lent, read the Prayer daily with prostrations after each exclamation.
The prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian calls us to be mindful of our spiritual striving toward perfection, which is attainable with God’s help and guidance.  We are reminded of characteristics we should reject, and those we should strive to obtain on our spiritual path to Pascha, and the Eternal Pascha prepared for the Righteous.  Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko, Rector
In English:
*  O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness, lust of power, and idle talk.
*  But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant.
*  Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions and not to judge my brother, for Thou art blessed for ages of ages.
In Russian/По Русский:  
*  Господи и Владыко живота моего‚ дух праздности‚ уныния‚ любоначалия и празднословия не дождь ми.
*  Дух же целомудрия‚ смиренномудрия‚ терпения и любве даруй ми рабу Твоему (рабе Твоей).
*  Ей‚ Господи Царю‚ даруй ми зрети моя прегрешения и не осуждати брата моего‚ яко благословен еси во веки веков.

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.


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Newest Posts to the Website:

April 9, 2021:  Choir Director Andrei Roudenko's weekly email.  See the "Services and Saints" link at the bottom of the Home Page.

March 27, 2021:  Archpriest Serge Kotar's weekly spiritual email.  See the "Sunday Gospels" link at the bottom of the Home Page.

March 17, 2021:  Message from Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko, Rector.  See below.

March 16, 2021:  Message from Andrei Roudenko, Parish COVID-19 Protection Plan Coordinator.  See below.

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

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

March 17, 2021:  Message from Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko, Rector


We are happy for our neighborhood local businesses that San Mateo County has moved to “Orange” COVID-19 Recovery Tier.  (See Andrei Roudenko's related message on impact for our parish.)


To offer the maximum number of people an opportunity to attend our services, we will continue to use our hybrid indoor/outdoor attendance approach.  Our process will continue to be as follows:


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 need 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.


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


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


PLEASE NOTE: If you have not been confirmed to attend a particular Saturday evening, Sunday morning or major Holiday service, please refrain from coming to the church.  Unfortunately, socially-distanced space will not be available for you to attend the service.  Please participate in our service via LiveStream.


To ensure that we continue to fulfill State and County guidance:


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


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


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


For additional information please feel free to contact Dimitry Bobroff, Attendance Coordinator, at  Please visit our Website for updates and information.


March 16, 2021:  Message from Andrei Roudenko, Parish COVID-19 Protection Plan Coordinator

Today, San Mateo County moved to “Orange” COVID-19 Reopening Tier.  In “Orange” Tier, Houses of Worship and some businesses like restaurants are allowed to operate at 50% of indoor capacity, but with restrictions, chief of which is a requirement to maintain 6-foot social distancing.  While we are happy for our local businesses, the move to “Orange” Tier will not enable us to increase the number of people who can be inside our church during our services.  Here’s why:


Based on 6-foot social distancing, the most attendees that we can accommodate indoors ranges from 30-40, depending on the mix of individuals and household “clusters”.   This is approximately equal to 25% of our church capacity.  Therefore, because of 6-foot social distancing requirements, we’re essentially “stuck” at approximately 25% indoor capacity irrespective of the tier that applies to San Mateo County.  This is why we are using our “hybrid” indoor/outdoor approach, to enable as many people as possible to attend services.


With growing numbers of people receiving vaccinations, and with increasing analysis of data on the effectiveness of 3-foot versus 6-foot social distancing, we may see new guidance, which may justify increased levels of indoor attendance.  Unfortunately, we’re not there yet.  


Our Parish Council is following all emerging guidance very carefully.  Our goal has been, and continues to be, to safely and in compliance with government guidance, enable as many people as possible to participate in our services in as normal and traditional manner as possible.  We will keep you posted of any/all developments.  Until then, please continue to adhere to the guidance in our Training Program, click here and related posts on our Website.


For additional information please feel free to contact Andrei Roudenko, COVID-19 Protection Plan Coordinator, at


Upcoming Services on Livestream (see Schedule of Services tab for details):


Saturday, April 10:  6:00pm Vigil Services

Sunday, April 11:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy - SAINT JOHN OF THE LADDER


Tuesday, April 13:  6:00pm Matins, 1st Hour

Wednesday, April 14:  9:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers, Presanctified Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, April 14:  6:00pm Matins with complete reading of the Great Canon of Saint Andrew, 1st Hour

Thursday, April 15:  9:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers, Presanctified Divine Liturgy

Friday, April 16:  6:00pm Matins, 1st Hour

Saturday, April 17:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy 


Saturday, April 17:  6:00pm Vigil Services

Sunday, April 18:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy  - SAINT MARY OF EGYPT


Tuesday, April 20:  6:00pm Matins, 1st Hour

Wednesday, April 21:  9:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers, Presanctified Divine Liturgy

Thursday, April 22:  6:00pm Matins, 1st Hour

Friday, April 23:  9:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers, Presanctified Divine LiturgyDivine Liturgy

Friday, April 23:  6:00pm Matins - Russian School Children have Confession

Saturday, April 24:  9:00am Divine liturgy


Saturday, April 24:  6:00pm Vigil Services

Sunday, April 25:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy - PALM SUNDAY

Sunday, April 25:  6:00pm Vespers with Bridegroom Matins



Monday, April 26:  9:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers, Presanctified Divine LiturgyDivine Liturgy

Monday, April 27:  6:00pm Vespers with Bridegroom Matins


Tuesday, April 27:  9:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers, Presanctified Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, April 27:  6:00pm Bridegroom Matins


Wednesday, April 28:  9:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers, Presanctified Divine Liturgy


Thursday, April 29:  8:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers, Divine Liturgy

Thursday, April 29:  6:00pm Matins with READING OF THE TWELVE GOSPELS


Friday, April 30:  8:00am Royal Hours

Friday, April 30:  1:00pm Vespers with HOLY SHROUD SERVICE

Friday, April 30:  6:00pm  Matins of HOLY SABBATH  SATURDAY


Saturday, May 1:  9:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers, Divine Liturgy - GREAT and HOLY SABBATH 

Saturday, May 1:  11:15pm Nocturns, Holy Paschal Matins, Paschal Divine Liturgy - PASCHA

Christ is Risen!!  Truly He is Risen!!   



Father Dimitri Jakimowicz sends out 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.

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.

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.


Sunday Gospels


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Services and Saints


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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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