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
Upcoming Feasts & Commemorations
Theophany of Our Lord
Friday, January 17 - Forefeast
Royal Hours, 7:00 a.m.
Vespers, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 18 - Forefeast
Divine Liturgy, 8:30 a.m.
Vigil, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 19 - Theophany
Divine Liturgy, 9:00 a.m.*
Blessing of the Waters, 1:00 p.m.
(at Doran Beach)
*Special festal schedule
Vigil, 6:00 p.m.
Preparation Prayers, 9:00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy, 10:00 a.m.
Service schedules may be found on our church calendar.
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.
"God give us the strength to pursue the path of crucifixion; there is no other way to be Christian." - Fr. Seraphim Rose