What's Happening

Below is an ongoing list of announcements about life at St. Christina of Tyre Orthodox Church.

Met. Tikhon's Archpastoral Letter: Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

posted Oct 31, 2018, 7:21 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 7:22 PM ]

Metropolitan TIKHON, Primate

October 30, 2018 10/028

To the Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America,

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, as congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh were observing the Jewish Sabbath, a man of violence entered into their midst and murdered eleven men and women at worship. Before finishing his acts of horror, he wounded several others, including four brave police officers who had rushed to the scene. Reports indicate that this man had the sole intention of killing members of the Jewish community, and that he shouted "all Jews must be killed” while he committed this atrocity. The Orthodox Church in America grieves with the families of the murdered. We pray fervently to God for the healing of the wounded, and consolation for all who are affected.

The perpetrator of this barbarous crime sought to falsely justify his actions with a particular hatred for a Jewish organization that gives support to refugees and immigrants of diverse nationalities, races, and religions, thus fulfilling the command of God himself who said to the people of Israel through the Prophet Moses, “The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt (Leviticus 19.34).” Orthodox Christians have received this same teaching in the parable of the Good Samaritan., in which our Lord teaches us that the "neighbor" we are enjoined by God to love is hidden in the "other," who is a human being of a different nationality, race, or religion.

We abhor and condemn this wicked deed, and reject its false justification. Instead, we offer the hope that can be found in God alone. In Him, we are free from the assault of attitudes and ideologies of prejudice and hatred, fear and anxiety about those who are indeed our neighbors. As we stagger under the impact of the murders in the Pittsburgh synagogue, and as we walk alongside the Jewish citizens of our nations while sharing their grief and their anxiety, we must turn to God, the source of mercy, consolation, and hope.

May the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ comfort the victims and their families, strengthen the first responders, and bring peace and healing to our communities.

With love in Christ,
+ Tikhon
Archbishop of Washington
Metropolitan of All America and Canada

Annual Open House

posted Oct 18, 2018, 9:56 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes   [ updated Oct 18, 2018, 9:59 PM ]

Join us on Saturday, October 27, between 10am and 4pm, for our annual Open House.  
We will have a yard sale, old-world baked goods and church tours.  
Everyone is welcome!

Church burns down in Sacramento

posted Aug 24, 2018, 1:53 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes

In July of this year, the Holy Myrrhbearing Women Church in Sacramento, which had been built in 1925, caught on fire and burned beyond repairs. Please click the photo below to see more photos and to read about their request for help.

St. Eugene's Orthodox Youth Camp Registration is Open!

posted May 22, 2018, 11:58 PM by P Fontes   [ updated May 23, 2018, 1:34 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes ]

The online registration system is OPEN for St. Eugene's Orthodox Youth Camp, which takes place July 8th-14th. Find all the info you need at dowoca.org/steugenescamp.html

Old World Bake Sale ~ March 25

posted Mar 14, 2018, 11:53 AM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 11:54 AM ]

░ Come enjoy traditional foods - from Russia, Greece, Ukraine, the Middle East and other countries - eaten on the feast of Pascha - known as Easter in America 

░ Come early and join us for our Sunday services, which begin at 9:30am 

There are always some old-time American favorites as well! 

St. Eugene's 2018 Summer Camp (July 8-14)

posted Mar 9, 2018, 9:15 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 9:17 PM ]

Want to learn a bit more about our new location? 
Find out about Timber Mountain in Oakhurst, CA by visiting their website

Want to SUPPORT St Eugene's Camp? 
Please consider sending a tax-deductible donation made out to St Eugene's Camp to:
Kathy Pieracci, Treasurer
C/O St Eugene's Camp
9535 Sun Poppy Way
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Looking for applications and packing lists?
Go to the Diocese of the West website for the latest information!

2018 Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers

posted Feb 2, 2018, 7:31 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes   [ updated Feb 2, 2018, 7:33 PM ]

Hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in San Francisco (999 Brotherhood Way) on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 5pm.

Annual Banquet ~ Details & Tickets

posted Jan 11, 2018, 9:18 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes   [ updated Jan 12, 2018, 3:20 PM ]

to be held

We use the funds from our annual banquet to pay back the principal on our property loans and so work towards achieving an important goal: to provide a permanent, vibrant Orthodox Christian presence and witness in the Fremont area. 

If you would like to order banquet tickets or make donations towards our goal, please choose one of the options below.  Thank you!
1) Log in to our Online Giving System.  (See instructions below.)
2) Print the PDF located at the bottom of this page, and send it to us by snail mail.

  1. Click on "Online Giving System" above.  
  2. Log in (sign up for a new account if you have not done so previously).*  
  3. Click “Give a New Gift”.  
  4. Choose either “Banquet Tickets” or “Banquet Donations.” 
  5. Enter amount and other information. 
  6. Click "Next" (at the bottom).
  7. Review your order.
  8. Click "Submit" (at the bottom).

* If you are setting up a new account there is a delay in being able to go back into the system until your information is verified; thus, if you experience difficulty going back into the system, you may want to wait a couple of days and then try again after our volunteers can complete your registration.  If you experience other difficulties you can also contact us with the nature of the problem and we can forward it to the company. 

2018 West Coast Walk for Life

posted Jan 11, 2018, 8:38 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 8:39 PM ]

With the blessings of Metropolitan Joseph, Metropolitan Gerasimos, Bishop Irenei, and Archbishop Benjamin: 
Join Orthodox Christians at the 2018 West Coast Walk for Life!
You can also find this information on Facebook at

First Annual Orthodox Outreach Retreat

posted Jan 11, 2018, 8:31 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 8:32 PM ]

Greek Orthodox Church of the Resurrection will host their First Annual Orthodox Outreach Retreat on January 27, 2018.  We are invited to attend! Thomaida Hudanish, the Director of the Metropolis of San Francisco's Commission for Orthodox Missions and Evangelism, will be the guest speaker. She will be talking about the role of all Orthodox Christians--especially the laity--in witnessing and spreading our faith. The free retreat will also include Orthros, helping with the parish's food pantry, and lunch.

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