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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).