As you are aware, a major earthquake occurred in the Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay area communities early Sunday morning, August 24th.  We have learned that only minor damage sustained by our Church of Saints Constantine and Helen in Vallejo, California. We are also grateful to learn that parishioners of the Vallejo parish and those who live in and around Napa City in Napa valley sustained only minimal losses to their homes and property. 

“We are certainly praying for all of those who were injured or had their homes damaged, and we ask God to bring healing and safeguard them,” Metropolitan Gerasimos stated upon learning of this event. Also, “We ask everyone to pray for our faithful and all those in the region affected by the earthquake as they strive to recuperate from this catastrophe.”

The earthquake measured in magnitude 6.0. It struck at around 3:20 am Sunday morning and its center was approximately 9 miles south of the world-renowned Napa Valley, home to over 800 wineries.  Over 100 individuals were injured and many historic buildings suffered damage.