Christmas Services

The schedule of Christmas / Nativity Services is: Sunday morning the 24th – Divine Liturgy (Christmas Eve) at 10:30 AM (not 10 AM as usual) Sunday night – same day – the 24th – at 8:30 PM is the main celebration of the Feast of the Nativity (with Divine Liturgy of St Basil) followed by […]

Lenten Schedule 2020

Lent and Holy Week Schedule – 2020 Please consult our online calendar which has been updated with all events. In doubt, please call 707 443 2099.

Cruise to Alaska 09/2019

WHAT? “Orthodox Cruises” organizes a conference/pilgrimage cruise to Alaska every 2 years, with the blessings of the Orthodox Bishop of Sitka and Alaska. The next edition of this cruise is scheduled for September 2019 (7th-14th). The cruise is confirmed! Reservations (on a first-come-first-serve basis) are still possible. WHY? This cruise (the third edition) is a […]

Christmas / Nativity Service Tuesday 12/24 (2019) at 10 PM

We will celebrate Christmas – the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 24 at 10 PM! The Festal Liturgy will be followed by traditional carols and a brief but festive meal downstairs. As always all are invited!

Feast of the Resurrection on Saturday 04/07 at 10:30 PM

St Innocent Orthodox Church: ‘Second Chance Easter’ comes a week later on Orthodox Pascha A week after the celebration of Western Easter, the world’s 250 million Orthodox Christians, including those who worship at St. Innocent’s Church in Eureka, will gather for the feast of “Holy Pascha” (Orthodox Easter) on Saturday April 7th at 10:30 pm […]

Finding Peace in a Chaotic World

A reflection by Fr Laurent After more than 10 years of ordained ministry, but also as human being going through life, I can say one thing with great personal certainty: What we seek and need is peace! I mean inner peace. Peace with myself. Peace with God. Peace with reality. Peace with the universe (creation) […]

Is Christianity a Western Religion?

Christianity is in the first place an oriental religion, and it is a mystical religion. (J.C. Barrois, Roots of Christian Mysticism, Introduction) “Western” is not necessarily a negative label, far from it! Western science is what gave us modern physics, relativity, quantum physics and with it our computers, cells phones, GPS systems, high-tech medicine etc. […]

Meet the Church that gave us the Bible

PART 1: HOW IT ALL HAPPENED A lot people hold a Bible in their hands and never ask the most fundamental questions: where did this book come from? Who decided that 2 Peter would be in but the Gospel of Peter would be out? What about that strange book called Revelation or Apocalypse? Who in […]

Is the Rapture in the Bible?

Question: A friend of mine has been reading the Left Behind books that have all of this stuff about the “Rapture” in them. Is there really going to be a “Rapture” like these books talk about? Answer: No. The “Rapture” refers to a passage in First Thessalonians 4, where Christians are “caught up” in the clouds […]