The Nativity of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
Menlo Park, CA
Have you ever tried authentic Russian food made by real babushkas? Here is your chance! We would like to invite you and your families to our Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 4, from 11 am to 4 pm at the Russian Church in Menlo Park (1220 Crane St) where you will enjoy: 
- Traditional Russian cuisine: Piroshki, Pelmeni, Bliny, Golubtsy and Bortsch made by our sisterhood, served hot or frozen to take out;
- Russian pastries and cakes;
- Christmas boutique;
- Russian gifts and souvenirs;
- Lucky Barrel gifts;
- Festive Food Gift baskets and more!
Our homemade recipes are inherited from Russian emigres of the beginning of the 20th century and the quality has been checked by our veteran, 100-year old Ida, who has personally come to oversee the piroshki making this year.
Our pelmeni have been praised as the biggest and the tastiest by another of our veterans, Tatyana, who has served our community as Sisterhood President for several decades.
Also, this year our Festival coincides with the church feast of The Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple of the Lord. You are welcome to attend the beautiful and solemn service from 9 am to 10:15 am.
See you there!
St Eugene Church Camp 2019
Registration is OPEN!
Campers and Volunteers have until June 14th to apply!
Want to learn a bit more about our new location? 
Find out about Timber Mountain in Oakhurst, CA by visiting their website
Want to SUPPORT St Eugene's Camp? 
Please consider sending a tax-deductible donation made out to St Eugene's Camp to:
Kathy Pieracci, Treasurer
C/O St Eugene's Camp
9535 Sun Poppy Way
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Looking for applications and packing lists?
Go to the Camp St Eugene website for the latest information!
Annual Christmas Festival

Join us for our annual Christmas Festival and Luncheon!

Date: First Saturday in December, 10 AM - 4 PM

Location: 1220 Crane St., Menlo Park

Traditional Food

All our food is made with lots of love, from recipes passed on from generation to generation! The food will include our famous borsch(t), meat and cabbage pirozhki, meat-filled or vegetarian golubtsy (stuffed cabbage), salads, buckwheat with mushrooms, traditional desserts, Napoleon Cake and much more! We serve it piping hot to eat at the festival, and many items can also be bought frozen to take home.

Family-Friendly Events for Children and Parents

Join us for interactive puppet shows, as well as arts and crafts workshops. Plus our Lucky Barrel raffle drawing at 3pm!

Live Music

Enjoy a collection of traditional Russian songs and Christmas carols, performed by folk ensembles, children's choirs, and more.

Souvenirs and Christmas Presents for Sale

Local vendors will be selling art, crafts, dolls, handmade Christmas cards, and other festive goods.

2017 Festival Schedule

Live Music:
10:00 Russian music (Olga Vasiliev, piano and vocals; Alexey Bubnov, guitar)
11:00 Christmas carols
12:00 Russian folk songs (female duet)
12:30 String ensemble (Pacific Music Academy)
12:45 Accordion music (Alexander Piskov)
1:15 Folk group "Kedry" - songs and games
2:00 Children's Cossack choir "Sivka-Burka" (director Janna Wilson)

Children's programs and workshops in the theater tent:
10:30-12:00 Clay toy workshop (by Art School of San Francisco Bay, Maria Zhalnina)
12:00, 1:00, and 2:00 Interactive puppet shows for children and their parents (by students of Elena Jelvis' art school)
12:00-2:00 Arts and crafts workshops for children.

Annual Rummage Sale

Come support us by attending our annual summer Rummage Sale.  The date varies each year.

Easter Picnic

To continue the joy of Pascha, we hold an annual potluck Easter Picnic on the Sunday of Pascha after the Agape Vespers. The picnic usually starts around 1 or 2pm. The location is different each year, so ask a church member where it will be!