His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, requests that all parishes and faithful of the Diocese of the West please pray for our faithful in Sonoma County, California. Wildfires have already affected a number of families and continue to burn. St. Seraphim Cathedral in Santa Rosa and our monasteries have, as of Sunday afternoon, not been directly affected in property damage. However, many families in the parish have been affected and are still under threats. Updates will be posted as necessary. May our merciful God look down upon all the suffering peoples of California and keep them safe.