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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We 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!
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.
Thank you to everyone for your hard work in the the 2013 Festival of Greece!
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!
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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
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.
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.
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 (Part time 24 hours per week):
Please e-mail your resume as an attachment to John Dezago at Finance@groca.org
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.
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.
For more information and a downloadable application, please see the Daughters of Penelope Golden Gate District 21 website.
Saturday, February 2nd
A delicious Souvlaki dinner served with rice and salad
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
GOOD LUCK AT FDF DANCERS!!!!