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Apply to be part of our Thriving Parishes Project!

His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin and the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America recently announced funding for

Diocese of the West receives significant grant from the Lilly Endowment to support deep parish renewal

January 1, 2024 Contact: Rev. Andrew Smith (thriving@dowoca.org) The Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America has

2023 Nativity Message from His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin

2023 Nativity Message from His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin To the Reverend Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese of the West,

Clergy Wives Find Support, Fellowship at Recent Gatherings

By: Protinica Elizabeth Powell On two unique occasions over the last couple of months, clergy wives of the Diocese of

Urgent Appeal from the Nuns of The Monastery of St. Macarius the Great

The Monastery of St. Macarius the Great of Egypt was established in 2015 in Montclair, California under the omophorion of

2023 Diocese of the West Assembly

The annual Diocesan Assembly of the Diocese of the West took place from October 24 to October 26 at St.

Chancellor’s Corner – August 2023 | August 1st, 2023 Procession of the Cross

“Summertime.” On a perfect, breezy, dusky, not-too-hot Wednesday evening at our St. Eugene’s Camp, I had a rare (for church

Archpastoral Visit to Atwater, CA

On Friday, July 21-Saturday, July 22, 2023, His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin made an archpastoral visit to St. Mary Magdalene Mission

Chancellor’s Corner – June 2023

Chancellor’s Corner – June 1, 2023 Martyr Justin the Philosopher During this season, we’ve been reading from the Book of

Georgian Feast at St. Michael Orthodox Church, Concord, CA

Fr. Pietro Fermeglia – St. Michael’s Orthodox Church – May 31st, 2023 Georgian Independence Day is celebrated May 26th and