The monastery has launched a new podcast through Ancient Faith Ministries!
"The Monastery Trapeza" features weekly highlights from the spiritual readings that are customarily read aloud during the brotherhood's meals—lives of saints, patristic homilies and spiritual articles timed according to the Church’s liturgical year.
CHRIST IS RISEN!
With these ever-living and sacred words I heartily congratulate all of you, God-loving archpastors and pastors, pious monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters, with our greatest Christian feast of the Bright and All-Glorious Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ!
On this wondrous day of great solemnity, filled with a special joy in the Lord Jesus who has risen from the tomb, I convey my heartfelt congratulations to all of you on the great and world-saving feast of Pascha and address you with the words of the ancient life-affirming greeting:
CHRIST IS RISEN!
An engaging, illustrated guide to confession for children. This 100-page, easy-to-use aid will help a child understand and prepare for confession. Designed for both younger and older children, this book...
A sampling of our most delightful floral fragrances. One ounce each of Jasmine, Honeysuckle and Flowers of Cyprus.
This complex and delicate aroma delights with a gentle breath of summer peaches blended with hints of raspberry, pear and thyme. 3.5 oz.
The traditional Deisis (Greek: supplication) icon features an image of Christ enthroned, carrying a book, and surrounded on either side by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist. They are shown facing towards Christ...
The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, then...
Ideal for home use or for use in reader's services and for censing icons. A Hermitage exclusive, designed by the fathers. 4" tall x 2.5" diameter x 1.25" deep bowl...
The inviting aroma of freshly baked cobbler, with wafts of sweet vanilla, juicy blueberries, and a buttery graham cracker topping. Turns any day into a summertime picnic! --- For best...
Features an icon of the Saviour Almighty and the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, with two beautiful styles to choose from. 5.25" x 8" 10.5" when fully open...
We have now reached the end of the most eventful week of the Forty Day Fast, as we celebrate the life of our venerable Mother, Mary of Egypt.
The details of this life are well-known to any faithful Orthodox Christian. They are not very complicated: the chief of sinners becomes the greatest of saints. This story has repeated itself many times throughout the life of the Church. But St. Mary’s life is without doubt one of the clearest and most striking examples, rivalling even the wonderful and unlooked for conversion of the Apostle Paul. As with the great Apostle, so with St. Mary, we see our Lord Jesus Christ show[ing] forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting (1 Tim. 1:16).