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My name is David Stone. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a 30-something single white male. I am an Orthodox Christian and am a member of an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Sitka Icon of the Theotokos comes to ROCOR San Francisco Cathedral

Here is a report on the visit of the Sitka Icon of the Theotokos to the Cathedral of the Mother of God "Joy of All who Sorrow" in San Francisco. Photos of this event can be seen here.

This wonder working icon dates from the mid-nineteenth century and was originally brought from Russia to what would later become the State of Alaska.

The report notes that the anointing of those who came to venerate the icon took over an hour. It is heartwarming to see such a large turn out and the joining in prayer of various jurisdictions including ROCOR, the Moscow Patriarchate, the OCA and the Jerusalem Patriarchate.
The OCA has posted on their website an Akathist Service to the Sitka Icon along with the texts set to music.


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