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.
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!
Annunciation Cathedral Homepage
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!!!!
Here are some pictures from our Christmas Pageant 2012!
Father Tom is now recording his sermons, and we’re posting them to our Sermon Library.
We expect to continue recording all sermons given at Ascension Cathedral, so the Sermon Library will be the place to download or listen to those.
We are also posting transcripts of these sermons, for those who prefer to read them. These will be posted within a day or so of the sermon audio files. You will need the in order to read these files.
A link to the Sermon Library may permanently be found beneath the calendar on the Home page of the Ascension Cathedral website, as well.
Have you ever wanted to just come by the church to light a candle & pray for someone? Feel like you don’t have time to come all the way to church to do this? Well now you can do it online! The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA has an online candle lighting program that anyway can use, at any time! Just click on the picture below! God Bless you and may Christ our Lord & Savior and all of the saints intercede for us!
Instructions: When you get to the website linked below, you will see a stand with candles on it, and candelabras with a lit candle. Please click on one of the candles on the stand, and then “light” it (place the head of the candle next to the lit candle), and then “place” your lit candle “into” the sand (the bottom of the lit candle must be touching the sand).