Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Monday, November 15, 2021
Today is the first day of the 40-day Nativity Fast (or "Philip's Fast," because it begins on the eve of the feast of the Apostle Philip). Today we begin to prepare our hearts to receive Jesus in the Incarnation, who enters into our physical and spiritual poverty and takes on the poverty of our humanity.
As we begin this fast, we offer for your reflection a video that we produced this year and just released this past weekend for our Bridegroom's Banquet. It is called, "Be poor with Me: reflections on poverty." We hope that it will help to set the spiritual tone of your preparations for Christmas.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
We are also excited to announce the entertainment for this year's banquet: musicians Matthew Trovato and Natalia Wohar. They are both dear friends of ours, and Natalia is a budding Byzantine Catholic singer/songwriter who just released her first album! Visit this link to listen to or purchase her music. Click on the photo to the right to listen to her music video.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
If you are not able to attend our Bridegroom's Banquet benefit dinner in person, you can still join us online on Sunday, November 14, the day after the banquet, for a livestreamed greeting from us and the online premier of our new video, "Be poor with Me: reflections on poverty." More information about the time of this online event will be available on our website closer to the date of the banquet. You can also donate toward the matching funds even if you cannot attend either the live or online events. More information is available on the "Bridegroom's Banquet" tab. Please pray for the fruitfulness of our event and for all those who will participate. Thank you so much for your support! God bless you!
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Wow! We had an amazing crew of volunteers that came with only a week's notice to help at our fall work day on Oct. 9! We accomplished all of our projects!! Enjoy these photos to get a glimpse at the hard work, good food, fun and prayer of the day. Thank you so much to everyone!
Friday, October 1, 2021
Sorry for the late notice! (We've been overwhelmed with the life profession!) We hope you can join us for a day of outdoor and indoor work projects, prayer, food and fun at the monastery on Saturday, October 9. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome! The day begins at 10 a.m., includes lunch, and closes with vespers at 5 p.m. followed by a cookout. Come whenever available, and bring a side dish to share if you can. The monastery is located at 17485 Mumford Rd. Burton, Ohio. Please RSVP* by Thursday, October 7, to email@example.com or 440-834-0290 so that the appropriate amount of food can be prepared.
Tools we especially need this time: weed whackers
*Please RSVP with:
1. The number of adults (include teens) and the number of kids (12 and under)
2. Will you be here for lunch or dinner or both?
3. The dish you plan to bring