ALL-NATURAL, HOME-MADE SOAPS
We are most excited to announce a new line of products for our bookstore, namely hand-crafted, all-natural soaps made here in the monastery made by our own monks.
Our soaps are made of 100% vegetable oil base, each oil chosen for the quality it brings to the soap: coconut oil, for its cleansing effects, olive oil for its conditioning properties, palm oil which makes for a hard, durable bar, and castor bean oil, which imparts a nice, rich lather.
In addition, wherever possible, we make use of both natural, botanical colorants and a wide array of essential oils.
Be sure to check HERE frequently to see what new varieties we are offering!
After offering prayer ropes in our monastery bookstore for some years that were hand tied by the monks themselves we are now making them available online as well.
These ropes are tied using either 100% Marina Wool or Rattail. We offer these Prayer Ropes in a variety of sizes – both 10 knot finger rings (only available in wool), 33 knot bracelets as well as the more standard 50 and 100 knot sizes.
For more information and details on other variations, sizes and options available for these ropes, please CLICK HERE.
On May 31st, n.s. (18th o.s.) our Novice Peter was tonsured to the Rassa and given the name Peter after the Venerable St. Peter of Athos (734).
Abbot Tryphon with newly tonsured Rassophore Monk Peter.
This is the most recent architectural rendering for our proposed bell tower addition. Please join us in praying that we will be able to find the needed benefactors that would allow us to build. As well, we need funds for the guest house, dedicated to Saint Seraphim of Sarov, that will house up to 32 overnight visitors.
With love in Christ,
The Bell Tower
See the post Above for pictures of the Guesthouse.
Note: If you would like to help us by donating through PayPal, please include a note that your donation is earmarked for our building project. Thank you and God bless!
Last month we were blessed to host His Eminence KYRILL, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America, and His Grace THEODOSY, Bishop of Seattle, to celebrate our 30th Anniversary as a brotherhood.
There is an article on our Diocesan Website about the event. Click on the Diocesan link here to read more and see photos.
Our Current Brotherhood: From left to right: Novice Apollos, Hieromonk Paul,
Abbot Tryphon, Monk Martin & Novice Peter