Roastmaster

Saturday, April 4 / March 22 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day Abbot Tryphon, Roastmaster. Why not go to our website and order some of our fine coffees for Pascha? You’ll be supporting the Monastery, and enjoying one of the worlds finest coffees, all at the same time! http://www.vashonmonks.com Saints of the Day March 22 /…

The Valaam Trail

Friday, April 3 / March 21 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day Hammie, on the Valaam Trail, deep in the Saint Seraphim Wood. Saints of the Day March 21 / April 3. St. James the Confessor, Bishop of Catania. St. Thomas, Patriarch of Constantinople. St. Cyril, Bishop of Catania. St. Serapion, Bishop of Thmuis in Lower…

Hammie

Thursday, April 2 / March 20 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day Hammie, the Monastery’s beloved Norwegian Forest Cat. Saints of the Day March 20 / April 2. The Holy Fathers slain at the Monastery of St. Sabbas: Saints John, Sergius, Patrick, and others. St. Nicetas the Confessor, Archbishop Apollonias in Bithynia. Martyr Photina (Svetlana) the…

The Water of the Jordan

23rd Annual Monastery Pilgrimage 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). Camping space is available in the Monastery’s Saint Seraphim’s Wood, and there are many B&B’s available on the island. Our Metropolitan Hilarion…

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…