Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Join us for Bridegroom Matins on March 27th!


We hope you all are having a blessed Great Fast. It's really flying by, and as we approach its final days and Great and Holy Week, we wanted to take the opportunity to invite you to pray with us. 

We invite you to join us for Bridegroom Matins, our patronal commemoration, on Wednesday, March 27, at 9:00 a.m. in our monastery chapel. We are looking forward to praying this service, which is so important to our monastery, with Bishop Robert for the first time. The readings and hymns of this service help us embrace a spirit of watchfulness and vigilance as we enter into the commemoration of Christ's passion, death, and resurrection in the following days. This year, we will not be having a breakfast after Bridegroom Matins, but all are welcome to spend time praying in the chapel afterwards. 

Other Great and Holy Week and Paschal Services: Keep an eye on our "Liturgy & Events Schedule" page to see when you can join us in praying through the services of our Lord's passion, death, and resurrection. 

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Reminder! The Great Canon is on March 14th!


Join the nuns of Christ the Bridegroom Monastery for a special Lenten service, the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, on Thursday, March 14, at St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church, 8111 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, Ohio. This powerful service of repentance includes beautiful melodies, plentiful Scriptural and spiritual nourishment, hundreds of prostrations, and the moving life story of the penitent St. Mary of Egypt. The evening will also be a great opportunity for the Mystery of Holy Repentance (Confession) and to venerate a relic of St. Mary of Egypt. Please bring a fasting-friendly potluck dish to share (no meat, dairy, eggs or fish) if you join us for dinner at 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the hall below the church. The Canon will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at about 9:00 p.m. All are invited to come for part or all of the Canon, even if you are not physically able to participate in the prostrations. No RSVP necessary.