Little Oliver

Thursday, April 30 / April 17 (Church Calendar) Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Saints of the Day April 17 / 30. G Hieromartyr Simeon, Bishop in Persia, and those with him: Martyrs Abdechalas and Ananias, presbyters, Usthazanes, Fusicus (Pusicius), Ascitrea, and Azat the eunuch. Martyr Adrian of Corinth. St. Acacius, Bishop of Melitene. St. Zosimas, abbot of Solovki.…

The Monastery's Kitchen

Wednesday, April 29 / April 16 (Church Calendar) Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Saints of the Day April 16 / April 29 Virgin Martyrs Agape, Irene and Chionia in Illyria. Martyrs Leonidas, Chariessa, Nice, Galina, Callista (Calisa), Nunechia, Basilissa, Theodora and Irene of Corinth. St. Theodore-Bassa, princess of Novgorod. New-Martyr Michael of Smyrna. The Weeping Icon of the…

Christ is Risen!

Tuesday, April 28 / April 15 (Church Calendar) Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Photo of the Day: Taken during the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. Saints of the Day April 15 / 28. Apostles Aristarchus, Pudens and Trophimus of the Seventy. Martyr Sabbas the Goth of Walachia. Martyrs Basilissa and Anastasia of Rome, disciples of Apostles Peter and…

Annual Pilgrimage

ll-Merciful Saviour Monastery’s 23rd Annual Monastery Pilgrimage Vashon Island, Washington Beginning with the Feast of Saint Olav of Norway, Tuesday, August 11th, and Concluding with the Patronal Feast of the Monastery, The Feast of the All-Merciful Saviour Friday, August 14th (August 1st, Old Style). Clergy: Bring your red vestments. Camping space is available in the Monastery’s Saint Seraphim’s Wood, and…

Our Newborn Goat

Monday, April 27 / April 14 (Church Calendar) Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Photo of the Day: The newest member of our community. Any ideas for a name for this newborn miniature goat, would be most welcomed. His mother, Olivia, is very proud, as she should be! Saints of the Day April 14 / 27. St. Martin the…

Christ is Risen!

Sunday, April 26 / April 13 (Church Calendar) Thomas Sunday Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Photo of the Day: Interior view of Holy Protection Monastery Church. Saints of the Day April 13 / 26. Hieromartyr Artemon, prebyter of Laodicea in Syria. Martyr Crescens of Myra in Lycia. Woman Martyr Thomais of Alexandria. Martyr Eleutherius of Persia. Martyr Zoilus…

Christ is Risen!

Saturday, April 25 / April 12 (Church Calendar) Bright Saturday Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Photo of the Day: The Holy Table, with the Holy Shroud in place. Saints of the Day April 12 / 25. St. Basil the Confessor, Bishop of Parium. Virgin Anthusa of Constantinople. St. Athanasia, abbess of Aegina. Martyrs Menas, David, and John of…

Christ is Risen!

Friday, April 24 / April 11 (Church Calendar) Commemoration of the Life-giving Spring Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Photo of the Day: Our monastery’s icon of the Holy Resurrection, painted by a nun in Bulgaria. Saints of the Day April 11 / 24. Hieromartyr Antipas, Bishop of Pergamus, disciple of St. John the Theologian. St. Pharmuthius, anchorite of…

Christ is Risen!

Thursday, April 23 / April 10 (Church Calendar) Bright Thursday Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Photo of the Day: The Holy Table of the monastery, adorned for Pascha. Saints of the Day April 10 / 23. Martyrs Terence, Pompeius, Africanus, Maximus, Zeno, Alexander, Theodore, Macarius, and 33 others beheaded at Carthage. Martyrs James presbyter, and Azadanes and Abdicius…

Christ is Risen!

Wednesday, April 22 / April 9 (Church Calendar) Bright Wednesday Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Photo of the Day: Interior of our monastery’s temple, decorated for Pascha. Saints of the Day April 9 / 22. Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea in Cappadocia. Martyr Bademus (Vadim) of Persia. Martyrs Desan bishop, Mariabus presbyter, Abdiesus, and 270 other Martyrs in Persia.…

Christ is Risen!

Tuesday, April 21 / April 8 (Church Calendar) Bright Tuesday Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Saints of the Day: April 8 / 21. Holy Apostles of the Seventy: Herodion, Agabus, Asyncritus, Rufus, Phlegon, Hermes, and those with them. St. Celestine, pope of Rome. Martyr Pausilippus of Heraclea in Thrace. St. Niphont, Bishop of Novgorod. St. Rufus the Obedient…

Christ is Risen!

Monday, April 20 / April 7 (Church Calendar) Bright Monday Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Saints of the Day: April 7 / 20. St. George, Bishop of Mitylene. Martyr Calliopus at Pompeiopolis in Cilicia. Martyrs Rufinus deacon, Aquilina, and 200 soldiers at Sinope. St. Serapion of Egypt, monk. St. Daniel, abbot of Peryaslavl-Zalesski. St. Nilus, abbot of Sora.…