Tuesday, March 31 / March 18 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day In the Monastery’s Metropolitan Laurus Memorial Library. Saints of the Day March 18 / 31. St. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem. St. Ananias, monk of the Euphrates. Martyrs Trophimus and Eucarpus of Nicomedia. Martyrdom of King Edward of England Repose of Abbot Mark of Optina…

Monday, March 30 / March 17 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day The Monastery is about an inch to the right, from the white complex in the middle of the photograph. Our property starts just an eighth of an inch from the white buildings (an organic farm with green houses), and is engulfed in the forest.…

Father Spyridon

Sunday, March 29 / March 16 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Saint John of the Ladder Photo of the Day Monk Spyridon, the oldest member of our community. Saints of the Day March 16 / 29. Martyr Sabinas of Egypt. Martyr Papas of Lyconia. Martyr Julian of Anazarbus. Martyrs Trophimus and Thalus of Laodicea. Apostle Aristobulus of the Seventy,…

The Divine Liturgy

Saturday, March 28 / March 15 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day Abbot Tryphon celebrating the Sunday Divine Liturgy. Saints of the Day March 15 / 28. Martyrs Agapius, Publius (Pauplios), Timolaus, Romulus, two named Dionysius, and two named Alexander, at Caesarea in Palestine. Martyr Nicander of Egypt. Hieromartyr Alexander of Side in Pamphylia. St. Nicander,…

Friday, March 27 / March 14 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day The interior of our monastery’s temple. Saints of the Day March 14 / 27. St. Benedict of Nursia, abbot. St. Euschemon, Bishop of Lampsacus. St. Theognostus, Metropolitan of Kiev and Moscow. St. Rostislav-Michael, prince of Kiev. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of St.…

Saint Seraphim of Sarov

Thursday, March 26 / March 13 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day The monastery’s icon of Saint Seraphim of Sarav. Saints of the Day March 13 / 26. Translation of the Relics of St. Nicephorus, Patriarch of Constantinople. Martyr Alexander of Macedonia. Martyr Sabinus (Abibus) of Egypt. Martyrs Africanus, Publius and Terence of Carthage. Martyr Christina…

New Icons for Iconostasis

Wednesday, March 25 / March 12 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day Painted by Matushka Ann Margitich of Santa Rosa, California, these two new icons now grace the iconostasis of our temple. Saints of the Day March 12 / 25. St. Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane. Righteous Aaron, brother of Moses the God-seer. Righteous Phineas, grandson…

New Icons Installed on Iconostasis

Tuesday, March 24 / March 11 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day Painted by Matushka Ann Margitich of Santa Rosa, California, this is the icon of the Holy Virgin, which now graces the iconostasis of our temple. Saints of the Day March 11 / 24. St. Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem. St. Euthymius, Bishop of Novgorod. Hieromartyr…

New Icons Installed on Iconostasis

Monday, March 23 / March 10 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day Painted by Matushka Ann Margitich of Santa Rosa, California, this is the icon of Christ, which now graces the iconostasis of our temple. Saints of the Day March 10 / 23. Martyrs Codratus (Quadratus) and with him Cyprian, Dionysius, Anectus, Paul, Crescens, Dionysius (another),…

New Icons Installed on Iconostasis

Sunday, March 22 / March 9 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Veneration of the Holy Cross Photo of the Day: Our newly acquired icons have now been installed in the iconostasis of our monastery’s temple. They were painted by Matushka Ann Margitich, wife of Archpriest Lawrence, rector of Saint Seraphim of Sarav Church in Santa Rosa, California. Matushka Ann…

The Grave of Archimandrite Dimitry

Saturday, March 21 / March 8 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day The grave of the Ever Memorable Archimandrite Dimitry of Santa Rosa, my late spiritual father. I always visit his grave in  Healdsburg, California, located just north of Santa Rosa, when traveling up Highway 101, on my return trip to the monastery. Saints of the…

Matushka Ann Margitich, iconographer

Friday, March 20 / March 7 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day Matushka Ann Margitich (Saint Seraphim Church, Santa Rosa, CA)  together with the icons she has written for our Monastery’s iconostasis. Saints of the Day March 7 / 20. Hieromartyr of Cherson: Basil, Ephraim, Capito, Eugene, Aetherius, Elpidius, and Agathadorus. St. Paul the Confessor, Bishop…