Holy Virgin Cathedral, San Francisco

The Holy Virgin Cathedral, also known as Joy of All Who Sorrow, is a Russian Orthodox cathedral in the Richmond District of San Francisco. It is the largest of the six cathedrals of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, which has over 400 parishes worldwide.
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  • We noticed we were walking on Little Russia so the Orthodox Church made sense. Not too big, It's beautiful inside  more »
  • Amazing. To stand before the relics of St John of San Francisco is to stand in the presence of holiness. For Orthodox pilgrims, a must; moving and powerful. For non-Orthodox, a place of beautiful...  more »
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  • This is the heart of San Francisco's very traditional expatriate Russian community. Beautiful Cathedral interior; interesting history. Worth a visit
  • Me and my husband attended on the celebration of Orthodox Easter...it was implemented in orthodox traditions of gathering to light up Easter eggs and Easter cake by abbe on Sunday around 1 pm with Easter repast for everyone afterwards. Better to be on time, otherwise light up by abbe will be not possible, that can be very disappointing. Also should be careful, otherwise someone can steal Easter eggs, that unfortunately happened with us. It was very unexpected especially on this particular day.
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