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History of the Monastery
By the dawn of the 20th century, Orthodox Christianity had been established on the North American continent for well over a century. Monasticism being indispensable for the healthy nourishing of an Orthodox Church, it was inevitable from the beginnings of Orthodoxy in America that a time would come when this form of spiritual endeavor would come into bloom.

The idea of founding a monastery in America was primarily that of the young Hieromonk Arseny (Chagovtsev), the future Archbishop Arseny of Winnipeg. Father Arseny had arrived in America only in 1902, and was rector of St. John the Baptist parish in Mayfield, Pa. His thought was that part of the monastery's function would be to serve as a "mother house" for the monastics serving as clergy in the Orthodox North American mission. He felt that the monks doing this work needed a monastery in which to be "acclimatized" to the American situation and where they could return periodically for spiritual renewal. continue reading >


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Wednesday, April 16th
Holy Wednesday
8:00 Hours and Presanctified Liturgy
4:00 Bridegroom Matins
Thursday, April 17th
Holy Thursday
8:00 Hours and Liturgy of St. Basil
6:00 12 Gospel Readings
Friday, April 18th
Holy Friday
8:00 Royal Hours
3:00 Vespers
7:00 Matins for Holy Saturday
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2014 Holy Week Schedule - 04/14/14

Please join us for any services if you are in the area.  Metropolitan Tikhon will worship with us from Holy Tuesday - Holy Friday.


Holy Week - 04/13/14

The Monastery Brotherhood wishes a blessed Holy Week to all.


Memorial Day Pilgrimage May 23-26 - 04/08/14

The events of the 110th Pilgrimage have been scheduled.  Please make plans to attend!




 

 
 
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