Invitation to Summer Feast Day 2024

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Dear Friends of Saint Dumitru Monastery,

We have the joy of inviting you to our summer feast day, the Ascension of the Lord, which we will celebrate on Saturday, June 15. His Eminence Metropolitan Nicolae will be present in our midst, together with a large number of priests. The Divine Liturgy will begin at 10am. Please see the full schedule below.

Like last year, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicolae, the father abbot of Holy Putna Monastery, Archimandrite Melchisedec Velnic, along with a group of fathers, will be in our midst for our summer feast day. We look forward to partaking together of the joy of the feast and seeing each other again.

Saturday, June 8
8am – Matins
9:15am – Divine Liturgy
11am – Holy Unction (Archim. Melchisedec will preside)
5pm – Conference by Archim. Melchisedec: “On obedience” – in the monastery church, livestreamed on the monastery’s YouTube channel
8pm – Great Vespers

Sunday, June 9
9am – Matins
10:15am – Divine Liturgy (Archim. Melchisedec will preside)


Wednesday, June 12
7pm – Vigil for the feast of Ascension

Thursday, June 13
9am – Akathist of Ascension
10am – Divine Liturgy for the feast of Ascension

Friday, June 14
6am – Matins
7:30am – Divine Liturgy
9am – Holy Unction (with 7 priests)
6pm – Hierarchical Great Vespers on the eve of the Feast Day

Saturday, June 15 – FEAST DAY
8.30am – Matins 
10am – Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on the morning of the Feast Day
1pm – Agape Meal
8pm – Great Vespers

Sunday, June 16
9am – Matins
10:15am – Divine Liturgy


We gladly invite you to participate in all these activities.

Abbot of Saint Dumitru Monastery
Protosyngellos Ieremia