St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church
872 N. 29th St. Boise, ID
an American parish of the Russian Orthodox Church


  • Victory Day, the Russian day of memorial for those who gave their lives in defense of the homeland during WWII, is Wednesday May 9. Following Vespers on the evening of May 9 there will be a solemn pannykhida for the memory of all the Orthodox Christians who died defending their homeland during WWII.
  • The food festival is approaching (May 18 - 19) and there will be many opportunities to help prepare. Please note the Festival Prep days on the calendar and listen for announcements of the work days.  Contact Elena DeYoung for more information on the work schedule and how you can help.
  • The feast of our Lord’s Ascension into heaven falls on Thursday May 17(4). There will be Vigil on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. and the Liturgy for the feast on Thursday morning at 8 a.m.  Please do not use or block the parking lot that morning as the festival tents will be set up that morning as well.
  • The Russian Food Festival, our parish’s primary fundraising event of the year, is on Friday and Saturday, May 18 & 19. Following the Festal Liturgy Thursday morning we will begin setting up for the festival (the tents should arrive that morning).  Those who can help should make plans to stay and assist with moving equipment from storage, assembling the festival venue and moving the supplies up from the basement.
  • The feast of Pentecost is on Sunday May 27(14) . The service schedule will be the same as the normal Saturday/Sunday schedule with the Kneeling Vespers held immediately after the Liturgy on Sunday morning.  We will then have our annual Pentecost Picnic at Veteran’s Park.
  • Monday May 28 is the American Memorial Day and there will be a solemn pannykhida on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. for all those departed Orthodox Christians who served in the military.
  • Sunday June 3 will be our annual parish meeting. We will have the opportunity to review the preliminary results of the festival and to review the construction schedule/arrangements for the summer.