On August 8-9 the brotherhood celebrated the feast of the Monastery’s patron, Saint Panteleimon, with numerous faithful in attendance. An article from the website of the Diocese of Eastern America gives more detail...
Today, in the Gospel, we heard of a case of demonic possession. Most of the world does not have to bear such a cross; even so, we all have to bear something difficult. We have all been born into and formed within this fallen world. Now, we all find ourselves here, in this church, waiting upon the mercy of God, seeking to draw closer to Him in our hearts, awaiting Holy Communion which knits us together by grace, transforming us all together more and more into the Body of Christ. It seems that most of the world has gone mad; what is called normal by it is called demonic possession by us.
In today’s Gospel reading, we heard about the garden of the heart, that area in each person wherein the grace of the Holy Spirit acts and, depending on how the heart has been cultivated, helps each grow spiritually.
How are we to understand this Gospel passage? We should understand that the purpose of instructing with parables is not to convey images which are visible to the eyes of the body. Rather, those images which are understood by our senses are used to communicate spiritual and intellectual realities to the eyes of the mind.
This beautiful 2018 calendar features a full color photo for every month of the year. Each picture vividly captures some aspect of the monastery's life appropriate to the season. 9"...
These 100% pure beeswax votive candles are made in the Nativity Convent's candle factory right here on the Hermitage grounds. Each one will last approximately 15 hours. 1.75" x 2"...
A simple, clear votive holder made from sturdy 1/8" thick glass, for use with our 15-hour beeswax votives. 1.75" x 2.5"
A sophisticated blend with notes of rustic pines, wild violets and fall leaves. 3.5 oz.
St Nikolai of Zica (Velimirovic) (1880-1956) has been called the “Serbian Chrysostom” for his theological depth and golden tongued eloquence. He had an ardent desire that the whole world recognize the...
From Sofrino: a blue and gold fronted triptych icon opening into a wonderful festive scene of the Nativity of the Lord. 10" x 7.5" x 1/4"Main icon 5" x 7.5"
From Sofrino: a triptych icon fronted with ornate Russian crosses, opening into a wonderful classic icon of the Nativity of the Lord. 10" x 7.5" x 1/4"Main icon 5" x 7.5"
A true-to-life fragrance bursting with fresh pumpkin. Soothing notes of butter, sugar, and spices infused with nutmeg and cinnamon leaf natural essential oils complete this irresistible fragrance. --- For best...