A short note to let everyone know that the monastery is now open once again to visitors.
For those who do wish to visit please consult our website for directions and some things we request of you.
Please keep us in your prayers!
We are very pleased to announce that the electronic files/digital format of our forthcoming CD are now available for purchase and download!
Orthodox Chants of the All-Merciful Saviour Monastery sung by our monks.
The Great Doxology–Modified Mozarabic Chant, R. Monk Peter
Dogmatic Theotokia in the 8 tones–Znamenny Chant
Dogmatic Theotokion of Dormition–Znamenny Chant
O Queen of All Creation–Byzantine Chant
Great Compline Hymns for the Close of the Day–Russian Chant of Athos
Irmoi of the Paschal Canon–Byzantine Chant
First Antiphon of Divine Liturgy–Znamenny Chant
Second Antiphon of Divine Liturgy–Znamenny Chant
The Hymn of Jusitinian “Only Begotten Son”–Znamenny Chant
The Cherubikon–Monk Martin
It is Truly Meet–Russian Melody
The Hymns of Thanksgiving After Holy Communion–Monk Martin
Purchase here: https://store.vashonmonks.com/adornment-of-the-faithful/
We are very pleased to announce some limited time items together with some trial products now being available at our online store!
To begin with we have two new icons to offer. Just like the other icons we have offered, the dimensions of these icons are also 5 x 6.25 inches, and they are “desktop” icons, meaning they have a stand on the back of the icon that allows them to be propped up on a desk, table or similar surfaces. Also, as usual there are only very limited quantities available!
This Icon of Christ “The All-Merciful Saviour” was handpainted in the Holy Trinity Monastery icon studio in Jordanville, and then passed on to us some years later by it’s owner as a gift. It is still treasured in our church.
This is a print of a closeup view of the head of Icon of St. John the Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist – yet another work that was painted by the iconographer John (Shayne) Swenson.
Also, by the request of some pilgrims who enjoyed our soaps, we used the fragrances of the soaps to make Beard Oil.
Handmade in small batches with a fine selection of oils chosen for their conditioning effects on the beard and skin. We currently offer 10 different fragrances. If the ingredients below include “EO” after them, that indicates that it is only scented with pure essential oils. Each bottle is of 1 fluid oz.
Bay Rum: Spicy, herbaceous classic with notes of citrus and vanilla and rum
Cedar Orange: With Atlas Cedar and Orange essential oils • EO
Cypress, Pine & Cedar: Essential oils from each these Biblical trees. • EO
Fruits of Paradise: An energetic combo of various citrus and delicious fruity flavors.
Grapefruit-Rosemary: Grapefruit and Rosemary essential oils. • EO
Lime Sherbet: Lime essential oil together with a warm vanilla fragrance.
Salish Sea: Same fragrance as our soap of the same name. Notes of lemon, bergamot, cool mint, lavender, green accord, sandalwood, cedarwood, amber, and musk
Sandalwood: Warm, earthy and spicy sandalwood fragrance
Thieves Oil: A combination of essential oils from citrus, spices and herbs • EO
Vanilla Citrus: Warm vanilla fragrance paired with lemon, lime and orange essential oils.
Our unique beard oil blend contains Olive oil, Avocado oil, Castor Oil and Shea Butter. Shake well before use as shea may slightly crystalize and settle in cold weather.
In the past few weeks our online bookstore has experienced quite a burst of activity, akin to levels we normally see during the weeks before the feast of Christmas! For this we thank all who have purchased from us and supported us. However, as has been the case with most monasteries throughout the United States, we have closed our doors to both visitors as well as pilgrims for the time being, which means that our on-site bookstore has been receiving no foot traffic.
Nonetheless, there are still a good number of books and icons that are available, and we wanted to make them available to others as well. While our stock of each item is quite limited, we do have a fairly extensive collection of books and icons in stock. For those who are interested please feel free to EMAIL US and inquire after any book titles or icons we may have available, and we will see what we can do to facilitate your order if we do!
Please continue to pray to our Lord and Saviour for our small monastery, for one another, and for all those who are also experiencing these times of unrest and unease.
With the arrival of the understandable and necessary strictures put in place throughout much of the world and in our corner of it as well we have had to close the monastery down to visitors and guests for a while. However, we are still conducting our coffee business and our online store continues to operate as usual. Furthermore, we have a few new items available (once again, in limited supply) for purchase as well!
One of these items we are making available as a trial run is Beard Oil. Originally this was inspired by some young pilgrims to the monastery some months ago who liked the handmade scents we use in our soaps, and asked if we could offer it mixed with a traditional beard oil recipe. Here is our attempt!
Also, we have two new soaps we are pleased to make available – now more than ever washing one’s hands with soap and hot water is important! We have Lilac soap and White Magnolia now available.The lilac soap is a pastel lilac in color, and very authentic and rich in scent. It is a rich luxurious soap, with avocado oil and shea butter added for a rich and conditioning feel along with our usual trinity of oils: Olive, palm and coconut. It is handmade in small batches. Our white magnolia soap is a pure white with yellow mica swirls on top, it is extremely popular for it’s complex floral scent: notes of magnolia, lily of the valley, freesia, grapefruit, and plum. Made with our luxuriously conditioning combo of avocado oil and shea butter added to our usual trinity of oils: Olive, palm and coconut. It is handmade in small batches.