The Diocese of the West, which has 59 parishes and 8 monastic communities, has been at the forefront of Orthodox activity in this country, beginning with the arrival of missionaries from the Church of Russia in the nineteenth century.
Archbishop Benjamin has faithfully served the Diocese of the West since October 2nd, 2007.
The Mission of the Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all Nations.
By: Protinica Elizabeth Powell On two unique occasions over the last couple of months, clergy wives of the Diocese of the West spent time together in sisterly fellowship.Nov-27-2023 Read More
The Monastery of St. Macarius the Great of Egypt was established in 2015 in Montclair, California under the omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin of the Diocese of the WeNov-01-2023 Read More