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


Sunday, March 26 Burlingame Church Annual Parish Meeting
From Father Stefan:  After a few years hiatus due to imposed COVID restrictions, we are now able to schedule our Annual Parish meeting, which will take place Sunday, March 26th, after the Divine Liturgy.  All registered members of the parish in good standing (dues paid) are invited to participate with the right to vote; we also encourage faithful who attend our church services to attend and get an understanding of parish concerns and activities.  Candidates to the Parish Council will be presented along with voting for a new Starosta/Warden.  God bless all our Parishioners and those who attend our Church Services.
Click here for Agenda of Meeting.


Sunday, April 2, 2023:  12th Annual Western American Diocese Lenten Retreat
at Holy Virgin Cathedral Hall, San Francisco
After an absence of three years, the Retreat is back again and is a great opportunity to listen to Orthodox speakers and to fellowship with all Orthodox jurisdictions - an opportunity not to be missed.
This is a MUST ATTEND for a unique opportunity.
To register, click here

Great Lent began Monday, February 27, 2023.  

Click here to read article:  "The Importance of Fasting" by Abbot Tryphon.

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.

Upcoming Services on Livestream (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.


Friday, March 24:  6:00pm 9th Hour, Typika, Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts


Saturday, March 25:  6:00pm Vigil Service

Sunday, March 26:  9:00am Divine Liturgy - Anuual Parish Meeting after Liturgy


Wednesday, March 29:  6:00pm Matins, Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, 1st Hour - Click here for Great Canon in English

Thursday, March 30:  9:00am Hours, Typika, Vespers with Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts


Friday, March 31:  6:00pm Matins with Holy Akathist Hymn

Saturday, April 1:  9:00am Divine Liturgy


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

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"

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.
Andrei V. Fedorov
Andrei V. Fedorov
Andrei V. Fedorov
New Warden/Starosta
We are announcing, with sadness but great gratitude to our long time Church Warden Starosta Ivan Konstantinovich Afanasiev of his resignation from assigned duties as Church Warden due to age, and to health setbacks.  We thank him for years of service and dedication to the Parish Family and the Church.  Ivan Konstantinovich will always remain in our love and prayers.
He will be replaced until our Annual Parish Meeting by co-opted Parish Council Member Andrei Vladimirovich Fedorov as interim Church Warden, at which time he will be a candidate for that position.  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 Anna Fedorov in the January/February 2021 issue of the Newsletter - click here

New Choir Director


We greet with open hearts and sincere good wishes our new Choir Director Irina Seraphimovna Shachneva, and wish her God’s blessing and help in her new position.  Irina is well known in the San Francisco Bay Area and the broader Russian Community as Director of the Slavyanka Russian Chorus and also to our choir because she has participated with them for a number of years.  All the best to Irina and good success!


Read article about Irina Shachneva in the January/February 2023 issue of the Newsletter - 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.






Ordination of

Father Deacon Alexei Baranoff


Annunciation Feast Day

April 7, 2022



Archpriest Stefan Blessing the Main Cupola

December 28, 2021

Евангелие дня 2022 с толкованием. Чтимые святые

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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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