Friday, February 3, 2017

Welcome, Sara Lynn!

Sara Lynn Gafford was received as a dokimos (postulant) of Christ the Bridegroom Monastery during Vespers for the Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord with Simeon and Anna, on Wed. evening Feb. 1, 2017. Bishop John, bishop-emeritus of our eparchy, blessed her and her headscarf and cross. Metropolitan William, administrator of our eparchy, also joined us later on to celebrate her entrance. A few friends and family members also joined us for Vespers and dinner. We are overjoyed to welcome Sara Lynn into our monastic family!

Enjoy more photos here.


  1. Congratulations, Sara Lynn,May God Bless you and keep you. God bless the monastery and all who inhabit it. Many years of faith, hope and charity.

  2. Yippee & glory & thanks be to God!! I've been waiting to see this gal in black!! Love you all!! :)

  3. May the God bless her!
    I ask for hers prayers.


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