Father Serafim. On July 12, our monastery said farewell to one of its members, Hierodeacon Serafim Păduraru, who for over five years worked tirelessly for its maintenance and smooth running. Father had to return to Romania because his religious visa expired.
Once in Romania, Father Serafim joined the monastic community of Saint Nicholas and Holy Hierarch Bretanion Monastery located in 23 August, Constanța County, within the Archdiocese of Tomis. This year, on December 6, the patronal feast of the monastery, Father Seraphim will be ordained a priest. We beseech the Good God to protect and strengthen him in the new ministry entrusted to him.
Fall Feast. The monastery’s fall patronal feast, Saint Demetrius the New, is set to be celebrated on Saturday, October 23. We look forward to seeing you all.
Sărindar. Because the Romanian faithful received with great openness and desire last fall’s series of forty Holy Liturgies, with the blessing of His Eminence Nicolae, we decided to celebrate another sărindar this fall. With God’s help, we will begin this series on September 1. The Service of Forty Liturgies is especially beneficial for our reposed but also for the sick and, in general, for all those who have problems or need God’s special help.
Icons. With the blessing of His Eminence Nicolae, printed icons are mounted to wood in our monastery.
Pure beeswax candles. Pure bees-wax candles are also made in our monastery to adorn the prayer of every Christian. A pure wax candle burning during private or church prayer is a sacrifice pleasing to God.