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Announcing the 46th Annual International Christmas Concert

November 29, 2015 Posted by  
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Ascension Choir

Free Community Concert Celebrates 46 Years!

The Ascension Liturgical Choir presents its 46th annual concert “An International Christmas” Friday evening, December 4 at 8 p.m. in the magnificent  Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave., in the Oakland hills.

The free concert features special guests renowned guitarist George Sakellariou, tenor Jimmy Kansau, and soprano Susan Gundunas as well as the  Kairos Youth Choir   accompanied by members of the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra (YPSO) and the Ascension Liturgical Choir directed by Laura Kakis Serper with Ascension organist  Anna Counelis and prominent pianist/composer Arkadi Serper.

Ascension Liturgical Choir is comprised of members of the Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral and under the direction of Laura Kakis Serper who will conduct the concert. Kakis Serper is also the Director of Choral Music at The Crowden School and is the founder/director of Kairos. Special guest director and Music Ministry Director of the SF Metropolis  Dr. Tikey Zes will conduct the Orthodox Christmas hymns. YPSO is California’s oldest youth orchestra and the second oldest youth orchestra in the U.S. YPSO is under the direction of David Ramadanoff.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. to the sounds of holiday music with flutist Angela Koregelos  and pianist Arkadi Serper for early arrival. Admission is free, however, a free-will offering will be passed. 

Refreshments will be served and gift items available in the Community Center immediately following the program. For further information, call the Cathedral office at 510-531-3400.


“An International Christmas” is dedicated to the memory of trumpeter extraordinaire Chris Bogios. Bogios performed with the San Francisco Symphony for over four decades. He was a member of Ascension Cathedral and volunteered his time and talent for many of the Christmas concerts over the past 46 years.

May his memory be eternal.



Pascha Picnic 2015

March 19, 2015 Posted by  
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Join us for the annual Pascha Picnic on Sunday, April 12, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.  For the first time ever, we will celebrate the Agape Vespers service together at the picnic beginning at 11:00 am.





Golf Tournament 2015

June 9, 2014 Posted by  
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The 47th Annual Ascension Cathedral Golf Tournament in memory of John F. Andronico will take place Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Sequoyah Golf & Country Club in Oakland, California.

For more details on this event and to sign up online, please visit our main page for the tournament, here. Also available are an advertising request form and a hole sponsorship form.

Sunday School Registration 2015

August 24, 2013 Posted by  
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Vacation Bible School 2013

July 1, 2013 Posted by  
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12 Great Feasts

This year’s theme is Feast Days of the Church!

July 15 – July 19, 9 am-12 noon

VBS is open to children ages 4-11.

Registration is $50, and $10 off for each additional sibling.

Register here!

We’re also looking for teens and adults to help make another great program this year. Opportunities include leading groups, teaching, preparation and set-up. And parents who volunteer for the week receive a $10 registration discount for each day they volunteer. So if you volunteer for the whole week it’s free for your children!

Questions? Concerns? Want to volunteer? Contact Fr. Nebojsa Pantic via email or through the church office at (510) 531-3400.

Feast of the Ascension 2013

June 28, 2013 Posted by  
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photo 1We would like to thank everyone for the wonderful celebration of our Feast Day this year.  We especially thank His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco and His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of the Dardanelles for gracing us with their presence, and praying with us for the continued Grace of God upon our parish.

Xronia Polla to all of our parishioners and Ascension Cathedral Family!


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Free BBQ Luncheon Sunday June 30th

June 12, 2013 Posted by  
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Sponsored by the AHEPA Family. Everyone is invited. Please remember that we are also assisting the IOCC by assembling relief kits for Syrian refugees this Sunday.

For information on how to help the IOCC relief efforts click here.

A’s vs. Reds Baseball Game

June 10, 2013 Posted by  
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Tuesday June 25th Oakland A’s & Cincinnati Reds. Tickets are $23 per person for field level seats. Please send your reservations to Fr. Tom at the Church office and a check for the number of tickets you would like. Make your checks out to Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral and in the note please put A’s Game. We need your reservation and payment by June 21st.
Oakland A's & Cincinnati Reds

A's & Reds Flyer

Download the flyer: A’s & Reds game 2013

Gallery: Greek Festival 2013-Thank You

May 26, 2013 Posted by  
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Thank you to everyone for your hard work in the the 2013 Festival of Greece!


Announcing Friday Night Lights: Sports Night!

May 20, 2013 Posted by  
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Ascension Cathedral and Annunciation Cathedral of San Francisco are teaming up to present Friday Night Lights: Sports Night! All youth grades 1-8 are welcome!
Annunciation Cathedral Homepage

Oakland Greek Festival 2013

May 13, 2013 Posted by  
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May 17, 18, and 19 Ascension Cathedral once again presents the annual Oakland Greek Festival! (Check the main website of the Festival for more information!

HOURS: Friday & Saturday – 10am-11pm
Sunday – 11am-9pm

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension
4700 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California 94602

Come Join Us For The Feast Of Sts. Raphael, Nicholas, & Irene

April 15, 2013 Posted by  
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Ascension Cathedral in conjunction with the Raphaelian Society invite you to celebrate the feast of Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene with a Divine Liturgy on Bright Tuesday morning, with veneration of their relics to follow.

Festival of Greece 2013 Cooking Schedule

April 3, 2013 Posted by  
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Updated Feb 27
Volunteers welcome! Please contact the respective chefs for more information.

A PDF copy of the schedule may be obtained by clicking here.

Sunday of Orthodoxy Videos 2013

March 26, 2013 Posted by  
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2013 Camper Registration NOW OPEN !

March 15, 2013 Posted by  
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Camp Dates for 2013 are June 15 – 23.  Please visit the Ascension Summer Camp page to register or click here.

Ascension Summer Camp is at the beautiful YMCA Camp Ravencliff in Redway, CA.  All campers ages 8 – 16 are invited to join us for an Exciting week full of activities, fun and building Life-long friendships through Christ. Activities include Art, Crafts, Swimming, Athletics, Archery, Canoeing, Hiking, Inner-tubing, and much much more!  Registration begins March 15 – May 1.

Parish Receptionist Needed

March 14, 2013 Posted by  
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Parish Receptionist Needed (Part time 24 hours per week):

Please e-mail your resume as an attachment to John Dezago at


Minimum of a high school diploma.

Must have previous receptionist experience; be able to deal with the public in a polite and efficient manner. Must have computer experience, using Windows 7, with an emphasis on Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Access. Must have previous clerical experience and know how to handle general office machinery.


Summary: Under the direction of the Office Manager/Comptroller, Administrative Assistant, parish priests, and Parish Council, answer phones and assist with sacraments and clerical duties.

  • Answer phones between the hours of 9am and 4pm, or, when away from the phones, ensure that another staff member or office volunteer is answering phones.
  • Order liturgical and office supplies as needed.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all mass-mailings, with the assistance of the administrative assistant and office volunteers.
  • Assist with preparation of weekly bulletin.
  • Arrange and oversee the work of office volunteers.
  • Provide other clerical assistance as needed.
  • Check in and distribute deliveries.
  • Oversee mail – post mail, retrieve mail from mail box, maintain postage machine.
  • Check for and distribute incoming faxes.
  • Maintain hallway paperwork, pamphlets, etc. and Community Center bulletin board
  • Data Entry
    1. Verify pledge card information, i.e. email address, address, phone #’s, etc.
    2. Input funeral information, deaths, births, baptisms, chrismations
    3. Other data entry as needed.


Gallery: Over 55 Club Visits Holy Virgin Cathedral

March 6, 2013 Posted by  
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On February 28 our parish’s Over 55 Club visited Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, home to the relics of St. John the Wonderworker.  Thanks to Tula Matz for providing photos of the event.

Daughters of Penelope 2013 Scholarships

February 15, 2013 Posted by  
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For more information and a downloadable application, please see the Daughters of Penelope Golden Gate District 21 website.

Announcing Friday Night Lights: So You Think You Can Dance

February 12, 2013 Posted by  
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FDF 2013 Preview

January 20, 2013 Posted by  
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FDF Preview

Saturday, February 2nd

Enjoy a night of FDF performances by our dancers


A delicious Souvlaki dinner served with rice and sal

The event will start at 6 pm in the Paris Hall

Adults — $15

Dancers — $10

Kids 5 to 12 — $10

Kids 4 and under — Free


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