Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Our Divine Liturgies are now open to the public!
After some discernment about the needs of our growing community and God's will for our immediate future, we became open to the possibility of moving our liturgical services out of our tiny, unfinished chapel that we set up in the monastery, to the larger, established chapel directly across the street.
After speaking with Bishop John, he has given us the care of this chapel which was formerly under the care of the "Fellowship of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch," a small group of lay people in the area. The extra space of this chapel now allows us to open our liturgical services to this group of lay people and to anyone who would like to pray with us! Bishop John has also appointed Fr. Andrey Kovalenko, the current administrator of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch, as our chaplain.
At our recent fall work day, volunteers helped us to clean the chapel and make some rearrangements to adapt the space for monastic use. There are still many aspects of the chapel that we would like to renovate and liturgical items that we would like to purchase, but we know that God will provide in His time if it is His will.
On this coming Sunday, October 19, we will open our Divine Liturgy to the public for the first time! Divine Liturgies will be celebrated here on most Sundays, at 10:00 a.m. We will also publish the days and times of Great Vespers and other services as we feel able to open them. If you would like to pray with us at a time not listed, please feel free to call (440-834-0290) to check our schedule.
We will keep a calendar updated on our "Upcoming Events" tab.
We are excited to begin to pray with you, and we hope to see you soon!