Events & Photos

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

Concert of Liturgical and Sacred Music

posted Jun 17, 2017, 3:30 PM by Mother Seraphima

Paschal Season 2017

posted May 17, 2017, 10:47 AM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated May 17, 2017, 1:29 PM ]

Photos from the Paschal Season include the blessing of the seeds and the garden on Midfeast of Pentecost and a Mother's retreat with the Antiochian Women's group from St. George's church in Pittsburgh. Click on the photo below to see more photos.

Holy Week and Pascha 2017

posted Apr 18, 2017, 2:27 PM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 2:41 PM ]

We had many people visit the monastery from Lazarus Saturday through Bright Tuesday. Fr. Chad Hatfield, the president of St. Vladimir's Seminary, was with us for the weekend of Palm Sunday. For the end of Holy Week and Pascha, Fr. Seth Earl, a 3rd year Seminarian at St. Vladimir's Seminary, served all of the services in the monastery. We thank them for their service. We are also grateful for all the local clergy who served throughout Lent, Holy Week, and Bright Week at the monastery. Photos from Holy Week and Pascha are now available, click on the photo below to access the photo album.

Lenten Groups and Events

posted Mar 24, 2017, 2:14 PM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 9:44 AM ]

The Pittsburgh Mom's group visited on March 11th. Mother Christophora and another sister spoke at a women's retreat in State College, PA, also on March 11th. On March 16, Bishop Neofitos of the Diocese of Nyerni in Mount Kenya visited the monastery. On March 18th, the two-year memorial for Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko was served after Divine Liturgy. 

A regional OCF retreat was held here on Saturday, April 1. Holy Trinity Church brought their HOPE and JOY groups here on Sunday, April 2. The youth helped to chant the vespers service.
Pittsburgh Mom's Group

Great Lent 2017 & March Calendar Info

posted Feb 26, 2017, 10:12 PM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated Mar 7, 2017, 11:43 AM ]

Dear Monastery Friends,
You will find our March calendar on the calendar page - a busy month ahead for all of us, full of many divine services, special gatherings and quiet opportunities to refocus on the "one thing needful."

Please note that we will mark the two year anniversary of the repose of Father Thomas Hopko on Saturday, March 18, at the Divine Liturgy and Memorial Service that day. If you can be with us, please plan to stay for a luncheon and time to share memories of Father Tom and our appreciation for his work in the church. Kindly let us know of your intentions to attend so that the meal may be planned accordingly.

We will also mark the 40th day of repose of Matushka Juliana Schmemann on Friday, March 10, with a Memorial Service and lunch, following the 10:00 Pre-Sanctified Liturgy that day.

Finally, please note that the monastery will be closed on Sunday evenings and on Mondays until 4:00 during Lent. This is to afford the sisterhood some quiet hours for reflection, rest and private time together as a spiritual family, during each of the busy weeks of Great Lent.

Pray for us and please forgive our sins and offenses.

May you have a most blessed Lent.

With love in Christ,
Mother Christophora

January and February

posted Feb 26, 2017, 10:10 PM by Mother Seraphima

Photos of Mother Alexandra's Memorial (January 21, 2017)

Photos of group visits in February

Photos Nativity 2016 thru Theophany 2017

posted Jan 10, 2017, 4:32 PM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated Jan 10, 2017, 4:34 PM ]

Photos include a quiet Holy Supper on the Eve of Nativity with nuns and overnight guests, Christmas Day Liturgy and singing of carols by the different ethnic groups visiting the monastery for the Feast, the tonsure of Mother Seraphima by Archbishop Nathaniel, and the Great Blessing of Waters: indoors on the Eve of Theophany with Fr. Nikolai Breckenridge and outdoors on Theophany with Fr. David Vernak.

Photos of myrrh-streaming Icon of St. Anne's visit November 16-17

posted Nov 18, 2016, 2:51 PM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated Nov 19, 2016, 10:17 PM ]

The myrrh-streaming icon of St. Anne was present at the monastery November 16-17. Pilgrims came to venerate and pray before this miracle working icon Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. The icon's home is at St. Tikhon's Monastery in north-eastern Pennsylvania. To see more photos, click on the photo below.

Myrrh-streaming Icon of St. Anne to Visit Monastery

posted Nov 7, 2016, 3:11 PM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 3:13 PM ]

November 16-17
The myrrh-streaming icon of St. Anne and the Virgin Mary will be in our monastery church on Wednesday evening, November 16, from 5-9:00 p.m. And again on Thursday morning, November 17, available for veneration from 7:00 to noon.

Icon of St. Anne Visited September 14-15

Synaxis of OCA Monastic Superiors

posted Oct 30, 2016, 10:19 PM by Mother Seraphima   [ updated Oct 30, 2016, 10:20 PM ]

The monastery hosted the 3rd annual Synaxis of monastic superiors under Metropolitan Tikhon. The gathering was held October 25th-27th. Twelve monasteries were represented at this Synaxis with Metropolitan Tikhon and Archbishop Nathaniel was also in attendance. Fr. Michael Senyo served the Vigil for St. Demetrius and His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel served the Divine Liturgy.
(Official group photo taken by Ralph Sidway)

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