We have a lot to be grateful for!
Thank you to everyone who came out and braved the cold and rain for our Fall Work Day. We were so glad to be able to welcome so many new people to our monastery. We were also amazed that we could get everything on our lists done and still have time for more jobs. We're really grateful for everyone's willingness to help us, especially when the weather was so cold and wet. The day ended with Vespers in our chapel (photo above), and then we all crammed into the monastery for the potluck dinner. It was great to be with all of you who came! Thank you!
We are also very glad to see that we were able to reach exactly the number of people we hoped for for our Bridegroom's Banquet. Registration ended on October 16th, and we have just over three hundred people registered! This year's banquet is going to be the biggest yet, and we're praying that the evening will be a blessing for all of you who come. We're looking forward to it!
For those who are unable to attend the banquet, if you'd like to make a donation to our monastery and have it matched by our matching donor, you can donate online here. Donations can also be sent in by mail. Please write out the check to "Christ the Bridegroom Monastery" and mark it as "Bridegroom's Banquet," and your donation will be doubled. Our address is 17485 Mumford Road, Burton, OH 44021. To have your donation matched, please send it in by the evening of November 4th. We're so grateful for your support of our monastic life!