Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thank you Lyceum Students! (And listen to this clip!)

Some students help Sr. Cecilia weed and mulch the raspberry beds
The students of the Lyceum, a Catholic classical education school in Cleveland, Ohio, visited our monastery and the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch yesterday to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and to offer their service with projects around the grounds.  Most of these students are Roman Catholic, but they have learned to beautifully sing the Byzantine Divine Liturgy!  Thanks, students and staff, for your voices and for your hard work!  Check out this short clip from their opening Marian hymn:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Girls' Camp Registration Posted!

Attention all teen girls and parents:  We have posted the registration form and brochure for the 2013 Life in Christ Girls' Sleepover Weekend (Girls' Camp) on the 'For Teen Girls' tab on our website!  Please be sure to register SOON because we are limiting registration this year to 20 teens.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 12th.  For more information, click on the 'For Teen Girls' tab!  If you have any questions, feel free to email the Girls' Camp Team at or give us a call at 440-834-0290.  Get excited to learn this year about how We are WITNESSES!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mothers...Fathers...and work day volunteers!

First of all, Happy Mother's Day to our dear Mother Theodora!...and to all of our mothers!  You have nurtured us with the love of God!

Secondly, we also honor our fathers today...well, our Fathers of the First Eccumenical Council (Nicea)!  On this Sunday after the Ascension, the Eastern Church honors these Fathers who defended the basic truth of our faith that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man (the Arian heresy denied this truth).  These Fathers include saints like St. Nicholas and St. Athanasius.  We owe to them our gratitute for the Symbol of Faith (creed) that we profess at every Divine Liturgy.

And lastly, but not least of all, we want to thank all of our awesome volunteers who came out yesterday, even in the damp, chilly weather, to offer their time and talents to help us with many projects in and around the monastery.  At least 60 people joined us!  All of the many children who came were great workers!  Click on the photo of Sr. Gabriella to see more photos from the work day and cookout!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Join us for our Spring Work Day & Cookout!

Saturday, May 11

Join us for a day of outdoor and indoor work projects, prayer, food and fun at the monastery on Saturday, May 11. 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 at whatever time you are available, and bring a side dish to share if you can. The monastery is located at 17485 Mumford Rd. Burton, Ohio.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 7, to 440-834-0290 or, so that the appropriate amount of food can be prepared. You may also RSVP on our Facebook Event!

We always have a great time, so we hope you are able to join us!