Events & Photos

Upcoming public events at the monastery will be posted here as well as photos from various monastery events.

Pilgrimage and Fall Anniversary Celebrations

posted Jun 15, 2018, 8:13 PM by Mother Seraphima

Click on the images below to download a printable version of the Pilgrimage and Fall Anniversary Celebrations.

Founder's Day - April 28th

posted Apr 18, 2018, 12:05 PM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated May 2, 2018, 11:28 AM ]

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The monastery's 50th Anniversary celebrations began with Founder’s Day: a day to remember all the Founders, Donors and Benefactors of our Monastery.  We remembered our Foundress, Mother Alexandra along with the departed hierarchs, monastics, clergy and faithful at a Paschal Divine Liturgy served by VRev. Fr. Jason Vansuch, VRev. Fr. Michael Hatrak, VRev. Fr. George Treff, and VRev. Fr. Paisius McGrath. Worshipers filled the church for this Saturday’s event. 

After the conclusion of the joyful Liturgy, Mother Christophora spoke about significant founders and contributors to our monastery’s history who have departed this life.  Then, eight priests gathered in the middle of the nave to serve memorial service, remembering all our departed founders, contributors, and benefactors. After the energetic singing of "Memory Eternal", all sang a heartfelt "Christ is Risen" for all those gone before us. 

Photos are avaliable here or by clicking on the photo below.

The refectory was filled with pilgrims enjoying a buffet lunch and fellowship with one another to conclude the celebration.

The monastery will have 2 other 50th Anniversary Celebrations this year: August 5-6 (Annual Pilgrimage) and September 28-29 (50th Anniversary of the Altar Consecration).

Holy Week and Pascha 2018

posted Apr 13, 2018, 9:18 AM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated May 1, 2018, 5:43 AM ]

This year we had Fr. Matthew Fuhrman with us to celebrate the services of Holy Wednesday through Bright Monday. Pilgrims joined us for many of the services. On Bright Tuedsday, the Pan-Orthodox Clergy brotherhood of the Youngstown, OH area came to celebrate the Paschal Divine Liturgy with us as well as a group of parents and children, who have made Bright Tuesday their annual pilgrimage day. A group of teens from St. George, Pittsburgh came on Bright Saturday for Liturgy, lunch, a discussion, and to help around the monastery grounds.

Click on the photo below to see all photos from Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Pascha, and Bright Week at the monastery.

February 2, Meeting of the Lord: Photos

posted Feb 21, 2018, 2:28 PM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 7:12 PM ]

Festal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Candles
Tabor House Blessing and Dedication
We had nearly 100 people for the Blessing and Dedication of Tabor house which began with the Festal Divine Liturgy for the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple. Fr. Pawlack served as the main celebrant on this his anniversary of ordination. At the end of the Divine Liturgy, candles were blessed for the feast and in commemoration of the dedication of Tabor House. The Service of blessing a new house was served by Fr. Senyo and several area clergy and was attended by many faithful as well as our architect, Gus Kayafas and our contractor, Mark Summers.

Click here to see the photos from this day.

Blessing and Dedication of Tabor House - February 2

posted Jan 25, 2018, 9:48 AM by Mother Seraphima

Winter 2017-2018 at the Monastery

posted Jan 15, 2018, 3:35 PM by Mother Seraphima

Photo album of Nativity, New Year's, Theophany, and other photos taken during this winter season.

Click here or on the photo to see the photo album.

Schedule of New Year's and Theophany Services

posted Dec 30, 2017, 12:59 PM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated Dec 30, 2017, 1:01 PM ]

Sunday, December 31st - New Year's Eve, Sunday after and Leavetaking of Nativity
8:45am Akathist and Hours
9:30am Divine Liturgy
Monastery Closed from 2pm-5:30pm
6:00pm Vigil
8:30pm Dinner and Singing of Christmas Carols (please RSVP)
11:00pm Akathist and prayers for the New Year

Monday, January 1st - New Year's Day, Feast of St. Basil, and the Circumcision of our Lord
9:00am Hours
9:30am Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
11:30am Brunch (Please RSVP)

Tuesday, January 2nd - Feat of St. Seraphim of Sarov and St. Juliana of Lazarevo
7:30am Great Matins
9:00am Divine Liturgy

See Calendar for more daily services

Friday, January 5th - Eve of Theophany
7:30am Royal Hours
9:30am Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil and Great Blessing of Water
6:00pm Vigil for Theophany

Saturday, January 6th
8:45am Akathist and Hours
9:30am Divine Liturgy
11:45am Blessing of Slippery Rock Creek
5:30pm Vigil

Schedule of Nativity Services

posted Dec 20, 2017, 8:52 AM by Mother Seraphima

December 22
8:45am -- Royal Hours

December 23
7:30am -- Matins and Hours
5:30pm -- Vigil (for the Sunday before Nativity)

December 24 - Christmas Eve
8:45am -- Akathist and Hours
9:30am -- Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; followed immediately by Vespers of Nativity
7:00pm -- Vigil for Nativity (Great Compline and Matins)

December 25 - Nativity of our Lord
9:00am -- Akathist and Hours
10:00am -- Festal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
4:00pm -- Great Vespers

December 26 - Second day of the Nativity
8:00am -- Matins
9"15am -- Festal Divine Liturgy

December 27 - Feast of St. Stephen
8:00am -- Matins
No Liturgy at the Monastery Today
Monastery Closes after Matins

Fall Monastery Events 2017

posted Nov 17, 2017, 7:51 AM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 11:51 AM ]

September through November brought several groups to the Monastery. St. Mary's Romanian Church from Cleveland, OH; St. George Antiochian Church, Pittsburgh, PA - Teen Soyo; The Pittsburgh Orthodox Mother's group (with their children); students from the Pitt/CMU OCF; and Students from Waynesburg University in West Virginia. This time also brought two miracle working icons: The Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon (see previous post) and the Miracle Working Icon of St. Anna from St. Tikhon's Monastery. The monastery also received the relics of St. Alexis Toth. Sisters sang in the first concert given by the Pan-Orthodox Choir of Pittsburgh. Sisters also spoke at the Antiochian Village Clergy wives retreat; in Cleveland at Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Church; and at Holy Annunciation Church in Berwick, PA.

Some photos are here:

Visit of the Myrrh-streaming Hawaiian (Iveron) Icon

posted Oct 11, 2017, 6:37 PM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 6:53 PM ]

Hundreds of faithful came to venerate the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian Icon of the Mother of God. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated as well as the Akathist and Paraklesis services to the Theotokos throughout the day. A steady stream of pilgrims came to venerate and pray before the icon and were anointed with the fragrant myrrh coming from the icon. Some photos are available in the photo album below.
(Click on photo above or here to open the photo album)

More information about the icon is available at and also at

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