Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

Monday, April 13 / March 31 (Church Calendar) Great and Holy Monday Photo of the Day One of my favorite photographs of myself, standing next to His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is a treasure, pure and simple, to all of us English language converts to Orthodox Christianity, having made the Faith so accessible by his wonderful writing style, and…

Monk Cyprian

Sunday, April 12 / March 30 (Church Calendar) Palm Sunday Photo of the Day Monk Cyprian from Vancouver, British Columbia, is spending three days in retreat with us. Saints of the Day March 30 / April 12. St. John (Climacus) of Sinai, author of The Ladder. St. John the Silent of St. Sabbas’ Monastery. St. Zosimas, Bishop of Syracuse. Prophet…

Saturday, April 11 / March 29 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Lazarus Saturday Photo of the Day Our dear friend and benefactor, Doctor Bob Fouty, standing next to the iconostasis he has been constructing. Saints of the Day March 29 / April 11. Martyr Mark, Bishop of Arethusa. Martyr Cyril the deacon of Heliopolis, and others who suffered under Julian the Apostate. St.…

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…