Speaking Engagements out West

1173859_10151628731259366_765113584_nI will be traveling and speaking in Northern California and Oregon this weekend and next week. This will likely slow down my involvement with comments as well as posting new articles. Time will tell. If you are able to join me at any of these locations, I would love to meet you!

Saturday, Feb 6, at St. Elias in Diamond Springs, CA 10 am to 1 pm and 6 pm – 9 pm.

Sunday morning, Feb 7, at St. Elias in Diamond Springs

Monday Evening, Feb. 8, at St. Seraphim Orthodox Church, Santa Rosa, CA

Wednesday Evening, Feb. 10, at St. Gabriel Orthodox Church, Ashland, OR

Thursday Afternoon, Feb. 11, Monastery of St. John in Manton, CA

Your prayers for safe travel will be very welcome!



  1. Dear Fr. Stephen,

    Safe and blessed travels.

    I look forward to seeing you at St. Elias in Diamond Springs on Saturday and Sunday. And I am so happy that you will get a chance to visit St. John’s Monastery in Manton!

  2. I think the Coasts exert some kind of bizarre, magnetic appeal on Priests! We need to get you on a speaking tour of the Midwest!

    Safe and blessed travels, Father!

  3. Maaannnn, I wish you were going to be closer to the Pacific NW. The closest one to us is 6 hours away. Another time, I hope.

  4. Father Stephen,
    Please say hello to my son who is at St. John’s in Manton for me. Thank you

    Yours in Christ,
    P. Antonio Arganda

  5. I hope one day you will come to San Francisco. I will try for your Monday talk but I must be in central California earlier in the day. God bless

  6. Will any of these talks be recorded? I have listened to your talk ‘Running on empty’. It was excellent.

  7. You must visit Culver City, CA. near Venice Beach of national fame. Loads of good insight and odd American cultural figures to fit into your blogs. Our priest, Fr. John has spent time down there with an Orthodox table filled with books etc.
    And, you’d get to stay with my family!!!

  8. Father Stephen! Thank you! My non-Orthodox husband and I had the pleasure of hearing you speak last night in Santa Rosa (in case you’ve lost track!) and are both deeply grateful for your unblinking and profound honesty. Thanks to your talk, I’ve noticed already today how many times my emotions/actions/words/thoughts have had shame as their stage mother, working overtime as always…

  9. Father Stephen, looking forward to meeting you and learning from you at the Diocese of Wichita-Antiochian annual men’s retreat in April at the RC monastery next to the Cathedral of the Plains in Victoria Kansas April 15-17th.

  10. Father, Thank you for your visit to Archangel Gabriel and your talk this evening. I am cradle Orthodox and always felt embarrassed that I couldn’t engage in a good argument that would convince someone of Orthodoxy, I can’t even simply state Why. Thanks to your I understand. It’s my Grammar. I can’t explain English grammar either, I just know what is right. I was the one who laughed out loud at “might could.” I went to Roanoke College in VA, coming from Philadelphia. The first time I heard a dean say “might could” I cringed, and have since come to love the endearing phrase.
    Safe travels and blessed anniversary to you and Matushka.

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