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. Every Sunday and on numerous feast days we celebrate the Divine Liturgy (the Eucharist), almost always preceded the evening before by the Vigil service. 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.
While fasting physically, brethren, let us also
fast spiritually. Let us loose every knot of iniquity. Let us tear up every unrighteous bond.
Let us distribute bread to the hungry, and welcome into our homes those who have no roof over their heads, so that we may receive great mercy from Christ our God.
(Vespers, First Week of Lent)
Events & Announcements
Due to the current County Shelter in Place orders, we will temporarily not be offering public Church services.
Please continue to check back for further updates!
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.
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 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