November 5 / October 23

Holy Virgin Cathedral, San Francisco, California Saints of the Day Holy Apostle James the Brother of the Lord. Translation of the Relics of Blessed James of Borovichi, Wonderworker of Novgorod. St. Ignatius, Patriarch of Constantinople. St. Nicephorus of Constantinople. St. Petronius, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great. Quote of the Day “Contrary to the recipes of modern teachings such as…

November 4 / October 22

Holy Virgin “Joy of All Who Sorrow” Cathedral Kazan Icon of the Mother of God Saints of the Day The Kazan Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, commemorating the deliverance from the Poles in 1612 Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Abercius, Bishop of and Wonderworker of Hierapolis. The Holy Seven Youths(Seven Sleepers) of Ephesus (see August 4). Martyrs Alexander the bishop, Heraclius, Anna,…

November 3 / October 20

Interior of Saint Katherine Church, Rogue River, Oregon Saint Katherine Church Saints of the Day St. Hilarion the Great. Repose of St. Hilarion, Bishop of Meglin in Bulgaria. Martyrs Dasius, Gaius, andZoticus at Nicomedia. Saints Theophilus and James, abbots of Omutch (Pskov). St. Hilarion, abbot of Pskov. St. Hilarion,Schemamonk of the Kiev Caves. St. Philotheus of Mt. Athos. New-Martyr John…

November 2 / October 19

The Saint John the Wonderworker Chapel, as seen from the Abbot’s Cell Saints of the Day Great-Martyr Artemis at Antioch. Martyrs Eboras and Eunous of Persia. St. Matrona of Chios. Martyr Zebinas of Caesaria in Palestine. Righteous Artemius of Verkolsk. St. Gerasimus the New, ascetic of Cephalonia. New-Martyr Ignatius of Mt. Athos. Repose of Abbot Theodosius (Popov) of Optina (1903)…

November 1 / October 18 A Financial Appeal

David Munkres, and his chicken coop. Please forgive me, my friends, for asking once more. This economic downswing has hit the monastery in a big way, and we are in need of help.  You may contribute through PayPal, or by sending a donation directly to the monastery (PO Box 2420, Vashon Island, WA 98070.)  May the Lord richly bless you…

October 31/18 A Financial Appeal

A Beautiful Autumn Day at the Monastery Hieromonk Paul has just closed out the books for this past fiscal year, and, just as we suspected, we are about $6,000.00 in the red. Your help, through PayPal, or a mailed donation, would be greatly appreciated. Abbot Tryphon Saints of the Day Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke. Martyr Marinus the Elder at…

October 30/17

A Beautiful Autumn Day on the Valaam Trail A Financial Appeal:Hieromonk Paul has just closed out the books for this past fiscal year, and, just as we suspected, we are about $6,000.00 in the red. Your help, through PayPal, or a mailed donation, would be greatly appreciated. Abbot Tryphon Saints of the Day Prophet Hosea (Osee). Monk-martyr Andrew of Crete.…

October 29/16

The Entrance to the Monastery, on an Autumn Day Saints of the Day Martyr Longinus the Centurion who stood at the Cross of the Lord [II Tim 2:1-10; Matt 27:33-54]. St. Malus the hermit. St. Eupraxia, abbess, before tonsure Princess Euphrosyne of Pskov. St. Longinus the gate-keeper of the Kiev Caves. St. Gall, Enlightener of Switzerland. (Greek Calendar: St. Sabinus,…

October 28/15

Autumn Arrives at the Monastery Saints of the Day St. Euthymius the New of Thessalonica, monk of Mt. Athos. Martyr Lucian, presbyter of Greater Antioch. (services combined) St. Sabinus, Bishop of Catania. Martyrs Sarbelius and Bebaia (Barbea) of Edessa. St. Dionysius, Archbishop of Suzdal. St. John, Bishop of Suzdal. Hieromartyr Lucian, presbyter of the Kiev Caves. Quote of the Day…

October 27/14

A Rainy Autumn Day at the Monastery Saints of the Day Martyrs Nazarius, Gervase, Protase and Celsius of Milan. St. Parasceve of Serbia. Hieromartyr Silvanus of Gaza. St. Nikola Sviatosha, prince of Chernigov and Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves. St. Cosmas, abbot of Yakhromsk. (Greek Calendar: St. Euthymius the New of Thessalonica, confessor. St. Ignatius of Methymna, Archbishop and Wonderworker.)…

October 26/13

Saints of the Day Martyrs Carpus, Papylus, Agathadorus and Agathonica at Pergamus. Martyr Florentius of Thessalonica. Martyr Benjamin, deacon of Persia. St. Nicetas the Confessor of Paphlagonia. St. Benjamin of the Kiev Caves. New-Martyr Chryse (Zlata) of Bulgaria. St. Vannatius of Poitiers (Gaul). Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Of the Seven Lakes. Portaitissa Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.…

October 25 / 12

Hammi and Mercedes. Saints of the Day Martyrs Probus, Tarachus and Andronicus at Tarsus in Cilicia. St. Cosmas the Hymnographer, Bishop of Maiuma. Martyr Domnica of Anazarbus. St. Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours. (canon only) Saints Amphilochius, Macarius and Tarasius, abbots, and Theodosius, monk, of Glushetskry (Vologda). (Greek Calendar: Virgin Martyr Anastasia of Rome. St. Theodotus, Bishop of Ephesus.…