Author Archives: Fr. Martin

Tonsuring of Rassaphore Monk Peter

On May 31st, n.s. (18th o.s.) our Novice Peter was tonsured to the riassa and given the name Peter after the Venerable St. Peter of Athos (734).


Pictured above are Reader Gabriel, Hieromonk Paul, Abbot Tryphon, Monk Martin and newly tonsured Rassaphore Monk Peter


Abbot Tryphon with newly tonsured Rassophore Monk Peter

Building Project Update

Here is the progress that we are making as we raise funds to build our St. Seraphim Guesthouse and our new church bell tower. Please consider helping us build to the Glory of God. There is a PayPal link on the right side bar for your convenience.

#FF0000 Raised $60,000 towards the $560,000 target.

So far we have raised $60,000 towards our $560,000 target! Thank you for your support.

Picture above is the architect’s rendering of the proposed guest house.
Picture below is the inside of the building.

The Common Room:

Guest Bedroom:

All donations are tax deductible. The monastery is a 501c3 non-profit organized registered with in State of Washington.

Guest House and Bell Tower

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,
Abbot Tryphon

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!

brotherhood pic

Our Current Brotherhood: From left to right: Novice Apollos, Hieromonk Paul, Abbot Tryphon, Monk Martin & Novice Peter