Public Notice:

When I started writing articles for my daily blog, “The Morning Offering”, I did so with the intent of lending spiritual support to Orthodox men and women, with special care for our youth.

This photo was sent to me by a young follower of my YouTube videos, who shared a photo of himself watching one of my talks, with a few of his friends. This is what I feel called by God to do, help people along the way with simple, basic, Orthodoxy.

This is simply the work of a 75 year old monk who loves people, and feels called by God to reach out to others with Orthodoxy, the Hospital of the Soul.

With love and blessings,
Abbot Tryphon

Abbot Tryphon

About Abbot Tryphon

The Very. Rev. Abbot Tryphon is Igumen of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island, Washington. Situated in the heart of a beautiful forest, surrounded by the Salish Sea, the monastery is reached by ferry from either Seattle, or Tacoma, Washington.


  1. Father bless!

    Indeed, what you do is a spiritual recharge for us as we deal with the daily ups and downs of life ( especially as we deal the reality of working virtually several hours a day). Thank you for the spiritual pearls to brighten our day and help keep us anchored in Orthodoxy.

  2. Dear father bless

    Yes!!!! It is so refreshing to see young people engaged in your spiritual blogs and videos. This is exactly what we need today is for you to keep all of us informed in orthodoxy. God gave you a gift to put complex theology into simple sentences organized in paragraphs that most and least educated can understand.

    This is so phenomenal!!!!

    You are making a huge difference in people’s orthodox and non orthodox lives. For the orthodox it’s inspiring and awesome. For the non orthodox it’s intriguing and thought provoking.

    Please never stop!!! Always know that with each blog you are saving lives and souls. Meaning, by reading your blogs a persons thoughts and demeanor changes. The ones that write negative responses are the ones in need of your blogs more than ever. You trigger something in their soul to be nasty. I think it’s because they need to repent and you’ve stirred their soul and conscience.

    Love in Christ

  3. I don’t think one ever really knows this side of Heaven how many hearts and lives they’ve touched for His sake. But I’d venture to say you probably could multiply the above photo by thousands with your reach.

    Have a blest day Father.

  4. Dear Abbott Tryphon,
    Your words illuminate the dark paths we have found ourselves on now, giving us strength, hope, and a firm resolve to become ever closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. Continue to be there for all of us. God has certainly called you to this!

    Thank you. God bless you and keep you!

  5. Father bless,
    Please continue do not pay attention to those who disagree with you on facebook. Perhaps your talks will someday knock the wall down that they are needing to climb over.
    Your prayers
    In Christ
    Sub deacon Daniel

  6. Very nice! That is community in the home…..God bless them!

    Thankyou for the daily inspirations that will continue to live in our hearts keeping us close to God and His teachings!

  7. God bless you Fr. Tryphon. I come every single day to AF to read your blog post and now watch your YouTube messages. Please keep doing it. Thank you so much.

  8. Dear Abbot. Thank you for the work you are doing. These are tough times and simply speaking the truth is enough to attract hatred and derision. We need your courage and directness. There are stormy waters ahead and we need a firm hand on the rudder. Keep up the great work!

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