For Fr. Sergei, the call was an opportunity to start anew with services in the language used by young Orthodox families in new communities detached from the ethnic communities of their parents. The mission of St. Innocent in Encino-Tarzana [http://saintinnocentchurch.org/], California became the focus of Father Sergei's pastoral and music activities for the next twenty years.
In 1973, Fr. Sergei was called to serve as [[chancellor]] of the [[Diocese of the West (OCA)|Diocese of the West]] and [[dean]] of [[Holy Trinity Cathedral (San Francisco, California)|Holy Trinity Cathedral]] in San Francisco. After recovering from a heart attack, Fr. Sergei was transferred to New York in 1976 where he was assigned to
[[http://holytrinityeastmeadow.org/|Holy Trinity Church ]] in East Meadow on Long Island. From Long Island, Fr. Sergei began teaching liturgical music at St. Vladimir's Seminary. In addition to teaching music at Ss. Vladimir and Tikhon seminaries, Fr. Sergei was appointed, in 1981, as the first Director of the Fellowship of Orthodox Stewards[http://oca.org/directories/organizations/fellowship-of-orthodox-stewards].
After having undergone by-pass surgery in 1990, Fr. Sergei has had to curtail his regular teaching activities. In his retirement, he has continued to lecture and write. He also holds the title of Professor Emeritus of St. Tikhon’s Seminary, lecturer at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, and Visiting Professor at [[St. Herman's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Kodiak, Alaska)|St. Herman’s Seminary]] in Kodiak, Alaska.
*[http://www.jacwell.org/Liturgical%20Music/fr_sergei_glagolev.htm The Music of Fr. Sergei Glagolev compositions]
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