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

Nativity Fast Starts Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Children’s Gingerbread Faire - Sunday, December 3, 2023 after Liturgy

To order a pre-built gingerbread house for your child to decorate, please email  

St. George Pathfinders ORUR will be hosting the luncheon during the Sisterhood’s Gingerbread Faire. 



Monday, December 4, 2023

FEAST DAY: Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Holy Temple


Sunday, December 3:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Monday, December 4:  9:00am Liturgy  

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.

Registration Opens for Saint Herman’s Youth Conference

Announcing the XVII (17th) Annual Saint Herman's West Youth Conference which will be held at All Saints Russian Orthodox Church in Las Vegas, Nevada from December 26 through 29, 2023.  Participants must be between ages 15 through 22.   Click here for more information.

November/December 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.


Our kiots are being gilded with 24K Gold Leaf!

Before Gilding
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After Gilding
After Gilding
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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, December 2:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Sunday, December 3:  9:00am Liturgy


Sunday, December 3:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Monday, December 4:  9:00am Liturgy - FEAST DAY: Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Holy Temple


Saturday, December 9:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Sunday, December 10:  9:00am Liturgy


Saturday, December 16:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Sunday, December 17:  9:00am Liturgy


Monday, December 18:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Tuesday, December 19:  9:00am Liturgy - FEAST DAY: St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia


Saturday, December 23:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Sunday, December 24:  9:00am Liturgy


Saturday, December 30:  6:00pm  Vigil Service

Sunday, December 31:  9:00am Liturgy, Thanksgiving Prayer/Moleben - end of Legal Year


 Father Stefan's 50th Anniversary of his Ordination


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

The Iconostasis has been gilded with 24K Gold Leaf!  

Useful ROCOR Websites for Current News:

Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco:

Western American Diocese:

Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia:

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

Нажимайте здесь чтобы прослушать.

(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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