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MY NEW SITE: RIVERSIDE OF MY HEART – CALIFORNIA, USA

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Riverside of my heart

California, USA

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LINK: SAINT HERMAN OF ALASKA MONASTERY IN PLATINA, CALIFORNIA – 2 VIDEOS CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY 36 ON A MOTORCYCLE

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Welcome to the Saint Herman Monastery, Platina, California

Saint Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California

10 Beegum Gorge Rd, Platina, CA 96076, USA

Red Bluff, CA, to St Herman’s Monastery in Platina, CA

California Highway 36

Hydesville, CA, to St Herman Monastery in Platina

California Highway 36

HERE – Red Bluff

HERE – Platina

HERE – Platina

California Highway 36 on a motorcycle

California Highway 36 on a motorcycle

Pilgrimage to St Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California, USA

THE 2 NEW SAINTS OF EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA: SAINT SEBASTIAN DABOVIC OF SAN FRANCISCO & JACKSON, CALIFORNIA, USA (+1940) & SAINT MARDARIJE USKOKOVIC 1ST SERBIAN BISHOP OF USA & CANADA (+1935) – THE GLORIFICATION OF TWO SAINTS WAS TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 – VIDEO OF JACKSON, CA, USA

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Native Americans in Jackson, California
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Jackson, CA, USA
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Jackson, CA, USA

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Jackson, California, USA

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Saint Sebastian Dabovitc of San Francisco & Jackson, California, USA &

Saint Mardarije Uskokovic 1st Serbian Bishop of USA & Canada

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The glorification of Hierarch Mardarije (Uskokovic) and Archimandrite Father Sevastian (Dabovic)

will take place on Saturday, September 5, 2015,

in the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church

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Άγιος Μαρδάριος Ουσκόκοβιτς

Saint Mardarije Uskokovic 1st Serbian Bishop of USA & Canada

December 12, +1935

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St Sebastian Dabovitc of San Francisco & Jackson, CA, USA

Saint Sebastian Dabovitch of San Francisco & Jackson, California, USA

November 30, +1940
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Icon of Saint Sebastian of Jackson and San Francisco written by Father Stamatis of Athins, St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Alhambra, California #SerbianOrthodoxChurch, #Veneration,#Relics,#PatriarchIrinej,#SaintStevensChurch, #WesternAmericanDiocese,#PatriarchIrinej #SaintSebastian,#SaintSebastianOfSanFranciscoAndJackson,#Serbs
St Sebastian Dabovitc of San Francisco & Jackson, CA, USA

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Holy Relics of St Sebastian Dabovitc of San Francisco & Jackson, CA, USA

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PILGRIMAGE TO ST HERMAN OF ALASKA MONASTERY IN PLATINA, CALIFORNIA, USA – VIDEO

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Pilgrimage to St Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California, USA

In September of 2009 my family, along with a very close friend of ours made a pilgrimage to Saint Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California. This was not our first trip up the mountain, but it was different then the past trips as Father John (Hieromonk) invited us to visit the Old Russian cathedral where Saint John Maximovitch first called home in San Francisco, Ca. We couldn’t find a place to stay the night that was within our budget so Father John put us up in the choir loft of the old cathedral. We were blessed more than we could really put into words on this trip. Glory to God for all things +++

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A TYPICAL SAN FRANCISCO MORNING – VIDEO

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YOUNG PENITENT – A TRIBUTE TO FR. SERAPHIM ROSE, CALIFORNIA, USA – VIDEO

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Seraphim Rose before became a monk

Fr. Seraphim Rose (1934-1982)

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Young Penitent – A Tribute to Fr. Seraphim Rose

California, USA

THE MANE MAN – AN INTERVIEW WITH TROY POLAMALU OF PITTSBURGH STEELERS TEAM, SAMOA & USA – JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

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Photos: Troy Polamalu, his wife Theodora &

their son Paisios called after Saint Paisios of  Mt. Athos, Greece

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Polamalu was born in Garden Grove, California. He is of Samoan descent.

Troy Aumua Polamalu (born Troy Aumua on April 19, 1981), is a former American football strong safety who played his entire twelve-year career for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Southern California (USC), and earned consensus All-American honors. He was chosen by the Steelers in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He was a member of two of the Steelers’ Super Bowl championship teams, and was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.

Polamalu is married to Theodora Holmes and has two sons: Paisios, born on October 31, 2008, and Ephraim, born September 16, 2010. Theodora is the sister of NFL player and USC Trojans alumnus Alex Holmes.  He resides with his family in Pittsburgh during the football season and San Diego, California during the off-season.

Polamalu is well read in the history and theology of early Christianity, which ultimately led both him and his wife to convert to Orthodox Christianity in 2007. He makes the Sign of the Cross after every play. Among his spiritual activities was a 2007 pilgrimage to Orthodox Christian sites in Greece and Asia Minor. He seldom gives interviews, but when he does, he often speaks of the role his spirituality plays in his life. Polamalu has said that he tries to separate himself from his profession as much as possible, including not watching football games at home. He prays after each play and on the sidelines. His sons are both named after after Saint Paisios of Mt. Athos, Greece (+1994) and his Spiritual Father, Fr. Ephraim of Arizona.

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Articles & videos about St Paisios of Athos (+1994)

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The Mane Man

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

On this sunny So-Cal day, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu graciously postpones his morning workout to ruminate about not just football – but life and what’s most important in it. I narrow our chat to three topics.

By Gina Mazza

Pittsburgh Magazine, August 2009

Football is a given: How was this year’s Super Bowl experience versus XL? Tomlin versus Cowher? Goals for the coming season?
Fatherhood is new in Polamalu’s life since the birth of his son, Paisios, named after a beloved contemporary Greek Orthodox monastic, Elder Paisios, on Oct. 31, 2008. Has daddy-dom been life-changing? Will he encourage his son to play professional sports? How’s that
beautiful new mom doing?

And last but not least: Faith. In order to properly meet Polamalu where he lives, this is the requisite, the grounding force that gives meaning to everything he does, every play he makes. Polamalu’s evident gratitude to the one who made him Continue reading THE MANE MAN – AN INTERVIEW WITH TROY POLAMALU OF PITTSBURGH STEELERS TEAM, SAMOA & USA – JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

VIDEO: ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN MONASTERY OF SAINT XENIA IN CALIFORNIA, USA – ENGLISH & SERBIAN SUBS

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Photo: California, USA

Orthodox Christian Monastery of St. Xenia in California, USA

St. Xenia Serbian Orthodox Skete (Monastery)

P.O. Box 260

Wildwood, CA 96076

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LINK: DEATH TO THE WORLD – CALIFORNIA, USA

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Death to the World

California, USA

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LOVE MOVES: THE LIFE OF ST JOHN THE WONDERWORKER OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA

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Love Moves: The Life of St. John the Wonderworker

of San Francisco, California, USA

FR. SERAPHIM BELL, CALIFORNIA, USA: HOW I BECAME ORTHODOX ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* english & greek video

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San Francisco Nights

Fr. Seraphim Bell, Californa, USA

How I became Orthodox

(02:30 Fr. Seraphim Bell speaks english)