St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church
872 N. 29th St. Boise, ID
an American parish of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Fr. Deacon Matthew Garrett will be ordained as the second priest in our parish on Tuesday November 13 at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle. Although we had hoped to have this ordination at our own parish, Archbishop Kyrill is unable at present to travel and so the ordination has been moved to the Pastoral Conference in Seattle and will be concelebrated by Bishop Theodosiy of Seattle and Bishop Irenei of Richmond and Western Europe.  The Hierarchal Liturgy will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the Greeting of the Bishops. Later that day the festivities will continue at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on the Royal Martyrs of Russia by Prof Russell Martin followed by a banquet.  If you plan on attending see Fr. David for cost and other details and to make your reservation (advance reservations for the banquet are required).
  • It is customary for a newly ordained priest to serve 40 consecutive liturgies and the plan is for Fr. Matthew to do so in Boise. Each Sunday the schedule for the coming weekday Liturgies will be announced at Liturgy.  The first of these will be Saturday morning November 17.
  • There will be a festal dinner after the liturgy on November 18 in honor of Fr. Matthew’s ordination.
  • The celebration of Thanksgiving is Thursday November 22. On that day there will be a molieben and akathist of Thanksgiving at 10:00 a.m. at the Church.
  • The Nativity Fast begins on Wednesday November 28.
  • The St. Herman’s Youth Conference is coming up in December (23-28). The conference this year will be at the parish of St. Elias in Placerville CA. Speakers are Fr. Peter Perekrestov from San Francisco, CA and Fr. Moses Berry from Springfield, MO. Participants will also visit the nearby Serbian church of St. Sava to venerate the relics of a saint close to us in place and time -- St. Sebastian of Jackson and San Francisco.  This interparish youth ministry is a very important priority for the future of our Church and so each parish is being asked to collect $600 during the month of November to offset the costs of the conference and enable as many of our youth to attend as possible.