Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
We are the community of Holy Dormition Orthodox Church. Our parish is located in the midst of the Roseland area of Santa Rosa, California. We maintain a life of prayer, holding services throughout the week, including nightly Compline at 8:00 p.m. Every Sunday and on numerous feast days we celebrate the Divine Liturgy (the Eucharist), almost always preceded the evening before by the Vigil service. Visitors and inquirers are warmly invited to attend; please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or if you would like to visit.
Through our prayers and our struggle to keep our faith active, we hope to provide an environment where God’s Presence may be felt by souls afflicted by the secular culture of our times. Our many outreach activities are meant to bring the Light of God to others and to attract and engage them in the richness of God’s Presence, to provide them with hospitality as Abraham provided the three angels under the Oak of Mamre.
To see a full schedule of services and events coming up click here for our calendar!
Events & Announcements
Due to the current County and State “shelter in place” orders, we will temporarily not be offering our usual Church services.
All are encouraged to unite spiritually in prayer from their homes, remembering especially those suffering, those at risk, and those who have departed this life due to the coronavirus.
Fr. Philip Tolbert
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O Lord and Master of my life,
a spirit of idleness, despondency, ambition,
and idle talking give me not.
But rather a spirit of chastity, humble-mindedness,
patience, and love bestow upon me Thy servant.
Yea, O Lord and King,
grant me to see my own failings
and not condemn my brother;
for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.
(The Prayer of St. Ephrem, said daily during Great Lent)
Feel free to contact us, or talk to one of our faithful or one of the priests after the services. We love visitors!
If you are interested in learning more about the Orthodox Faith, you are welcome at our semi-regular Inquirers Classes. Check our calendar for upcoming class dates.
If your need is of a pastoral nature, you can call the office or leave an email request to schedule an appointment to meet with a priest.
Upcoming Feasts & Commemorations
Vigil, 6:00 p.m.
Preparation Prayers, 9:00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy, 10:00 a.m.
(Agape meals temporarily suspended)
Service times may occasionally vary.
Complete service schedules may be found on our
in St. Andrew's Canon
Fr. Pdcn. James Hughes
Our Fr. Pdcn. James composed a collection of summaries of the lives and significance of the many Old Testament figures appearing in the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete.
We read the Canon over the First Week of Lent, and will read it again on the Fourth, so if you want to familiarize yourself with these names in the meantime, you can find the link to Fr. James' "Who's Who" here!
"God give us the strength to pursue the path of crucifixion; there is no other way to be Christian." - Fr. Seraphim Rose