and the Russian Orthodox spiritual center
of America’s West Coast. Built by St. John, the Wonderworker of Shanghai & San Francisco and frescoed by the renowned iconographer Archimandrite Kiprian of Jordanville, the Cathedral of the Mother
of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” has
a vibrant liturgical life, three choirs, a full-time Orthodox Academy and a Russian High School. Many
important church events have taken place at the Holy Virgin Cathedral, including the glorification of
St. Herman of Alaska and 10 years ago - St. John (Maximovitch).