Sunday, May 3 / April 20 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Holy MyrrhbearersChrist is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Saints of the Day April 20 / May 3. St. Theodore Trichinas (the Hair-shirt Wearer), hermit near Constantinople. St. Anastasius, abbot of Sinai. Blessed Gregory and Blessed Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch. Hieromartyr Anastasius II, Patriarch of Antioch. St. Alexander, abbot of Oshevensk. Child-martyr Gabriel…

Saturday, May 2 / April 19 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Saints of the Day April 19 / May 2. St. John of the Ancient Caves in Palestine. St. George the Confessor, Bishop of Antioch in Pisidia. St. Tryphon, Patriarch of Constantinople. Martyrs Christopher, Theonas and Antoninus at Rome. St. Nicephorus, abbot of Katabad. Hieromartyr Paphnutius…

Novice Christos

Friday, May 1 / April 18 (Church Calendar) Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Saints of the Day April 18 / May 1. St. John, disciple of St. Gregory of the Decapolis. St. Cosmas, Bishop of Chalcedon, and his fellow ascetic St. Auxentius. Martyrs Victor, Zoticus, Zeno, Acindynus, and Severian of Nicomedia. St. Euthymius the Enlightener of Karelia, and…

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…