Saint Seraphim of Sarov Russian Orthodox Mission
Serving the San Francisco East Bay
Who Are We?
We are a Russian Orthodox mission serving the San Francisco East Bay under the omophorion of Bishop Symeon. Our faith is at one with all the Eastern Orthodox Churches. We follow the Russian typikon and have no differences with other Eastern Orthodox Christians on theology, doctrine nor liturgics. As a community we continue to teach and study for ourselves the teachings of the historic Church, inspired by the operation of the Holy Spirit which guided the fathers in its Councils and the members of the whole Church who accepted them over hundreds of years. With respect to "orthopraxis" however all of the Eastern Orthodox Churches have some different practices among themselves.
Our Orthodox Services follow the Russian typicon however we strive through our a cappella music and iconography to be truly pan-orthodox.
All are welcome to our services. Orthodox Christians may receive Holy Communion if they are prepared by fasting, prayer and confession. If you are new to our community, please speak to the Priest in advance. If you are not Orthodox in theology or are unprepared, you are encouraged to approach to receive a blessing.