Friday, April 10 / March 28 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day The south deacon’s door is in place. Saints of the Day March 28 / April 10. St. Hilarion the New, abbot of Pelecete. St. Stephen the Wonderworker, abbot of Tryglia. Martyrs Jonah and Barachisius and those with them in Persia: Zanithas, Lazarus, Maruthas (Marotas),…

Presanctified Liturgy

Thursday, April 9 / March 27 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day The celebration of the Presanctified Gifts, in the Monastery’s temple. Saints of the Day March 27 / April 9. St. Matrona of Thessalonica. Martyrs Manuel and Theodosius. St. John the Clairvoyant, anchorite of Egypt. St. Cyricus (Quiricus), monk of Thrace. Prophet Hanani (Ananias) (II…

New Royal Doors

Wednesday, April 8 / March 26 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel Photo of the Day The altar side of the new Royal Doors. Saints of the Day: March 26 / April 8. Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel. Hieromartyr Irenaeus, Bishop of Sirmium in Hungary. Hieromartyr Eusebius, Bishop of Kival, and Martyr Pullius the reader.…

Tuesday, April 7 / March 25 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! ~Great and Holy Lent~ The Feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos Photo of the Day Closeup of the newly acquired icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, that graces our new iconostasis. Saints of the Day March 25 / April 7. THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR MOST HOLY LADY, THE THEOTOKOS…

Monday, April 6 / March 24 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day Closeup of our newly installed icon of Christ, that graces our iconostasis. Saints of the Day March 24 / April 6. Forefeast of the Annunciation. St. Zacharias the Recluse. St. Artemon, Bishop of Seleucia. St. James the Confessor, Bishop of Catania. Hieromartyr Parthenius, Patriarch…

Sunday, April 5 / March 23 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! ~Great and Holy Lent~ The Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt Photo of the Day The Holy Altar, prior to the celebration of the Presanctified Liturgy. Saints of the Day March 23 / April 5. Monk-martyr Nicon and 200 disciples with him in Sicily. St. Nicon, abbot of the Kiev Caves. Martyrs…

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.…