St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church
872 N. 29th St. Boise, ID
an American parish of the Russian Orthodox Church
Welcome to Our Parish!

Welcome to St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church. We are an American mission parish of the Russian Orthodox Church. In our parish you will find Orthodox Christians from many different backgrounds. Of course there are Russians and Americans, however you will also find Serbs, Bulgarians, Romanians and others. Because we are a mission parish, our services are mostly in English, however, there is also some Slavonic as a remembrance of our ties to the Russian Church. We are under the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, headed by Metropolitan MARK, Locum Tenens of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad. We are in the diocese of Western America under the pastoral rule of Archbishop KYRILL of San Francisco and Western America. We welcome your visit both here on our webpage and in person at our parish.

This Week
8/8 - 8/14


Wednesday

6:00 p.m.  Daily Vespers

Thursday - Martyr Callinicus

7:30 a.m.  Liturgy

Friday

6:00 p.m.  Molieben/Akathist to the Theotokos
6:45 p.m.  Law of God class

Saturday

6:00 p.m.  Vigil

Sunday - Procesion of the Cross

9:30 a.m.  Liturgy
6:00 p.m.  Daily Vespers

Orthodox Forum

From St. Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle:  The Orthodox Forum entitled "Contemporary Orthodox Family Lifestyle" will be held at the Greek Camp of All Saints in Gig Harbor, just an hour's drive from the cathedral.  It is scheduled for 4 days and 3 nights (August 25-28, 2022).  Check-in at 12:00. Check out at 15:00.  We invite everyone from your parish!

We will live in women's and men's houses with amenities.  At the camp there is a chapel, sports grounds, a pier, games rooms and a spacious dining room. Every day there will be a children's and adult program. We plan conversations with priests and other speakers, a lot of physical activity (kayaking, fishing, sports, morning exercises, dancing), creativity, board games and songs around the campfire.

On the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a liturgy will be held in the chapel of the camp.

Cost:
Adult - $200
Child from 5 to 12 years - $150
Children under 5 who do not occupy a bed - $30

Registration is open. To register, a payment of 50% of the total amount is required.  Register HERE.

Russian Food Festival News

The Saint Seraphim Russian Food Festival is being reconfigured.  Due to some key personnel changes and other factors, it has become necessary to look at our format and revise it somewhat.  The Festival has always been an important part of our Church life as well as a fundraiser for capital projects.  We are looking at different ways of meeting our needs as well as yours, our faithful and valued customers, in the future.  Please keep an eye on this website/facebook page for future developments.

In addition to the local changes, there is also currently a war involving countries that many of our parishioners call “home” – both Ukraine and Russia – and so this is a difficult time for all of us and this situation impacts our ability to put on a “festival” when so many of our relatives are suffering.

Please Help Support Refugees and the Suffering in Ukraine

The Western American Diocese is organizing collections to benefit those suffering from the present military conflict in Ukraine.  Information on how to donate may be found here:

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Helping Those In Need

There are many opportunities to help those in need within our church.  The Fund for Assistance provides aid for a variety of causes around the world.  Please click on the image below to see how you can help:

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