All-Merciful Saviour Monastery (Vashon Island, Washington)

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'''All-Merciful Savior Monastery''' is blessed by God as the only male monastery in Washington state.  It was established in 1986 by Archimandrite Dmitri of blessed memory in California.  In 1988, under the God-protected leadership of Hieromonk Tryphon, the Monastery moved to Vashon Island, Washington.
 
 
 
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'''All-Merciful Savior Monastery''' is a monastic community of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] and is the only male monastery in Washington state.  It was established in 1986 by Archimandrite Dmitri in California, and in 1988, under the leadership of Hieromonk Tryphon, moved to Vashon Island, Washington.
  
In 1997, Islanders Georgia and John Ratzenberger ("Cliff" from the US television series "Cheers") donated land to the Monastery.  In 1999, to protect the solitude of the Monastery, the benefactors of the Monastery enabled the Brotherhood to purchase an adjacent piece of land and save it from development.  Along with the 40 acre watershed, the Monastery is quietly secluded in the forests of Maury Island.
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In 1997, islanders Georgia and John Ratzenberger ("Cliff" from the US television series "Cheers") donated land to the monastery.  In 1999, to protect the solitude of the monastery, the benefactors enabled the brotherhood to purchase an adjacent piece of land and save it from development.  Along with the 40 acre watershed, the monastery is quietly secluded in the forests of Maury Island.
 
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==Recent History==
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At the 2008 Monastery pilgrimage, over 100 faithful and clergy from eight Seattle-area parishes joined together to celebrate the Monastery feastday of the All-Merciful Savior.
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==How to Support the Brotherhood==
 
  
The Monastic community sells "Monastery Blend Coffee" and "Monastery Tea" for year-round enjoyment.  All products are fair trade.  They are available in select Seattle area stores as well as online.
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Revision as of 13:39, August 19, 2008

Monastery of the All-Merciful Saviour
Jurisdiction ROCOR Western America
Type Male Monastery
Founded 1986
Superior Hieromonk Tryphon
Approx. size 3 members
Location Vashon Island, California
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Russian Chant; Valaam-style Znamenny Chant
Calendar Julian
Feastdays celebrated 14 August/1 August
Official website Official website


All-Merciful Savior Monastery is a monastic community of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia and is the only male monastery in Washington state. It was established in 1986 by Archimandrite Dmitri in California, and in 1988, under the leadership of Hieromonk Tryphon, moved to Vashon Island, Washington.

In 1997, islanders Georgia and John Ratzenberger ("Cliff" from the US television series "Cheers") donated land to the monastery. In 1999, to protect the solitude of the monastery, the benefactors enabled the brotherhood to purchase an adjacent piece of land and save it from development. Along with the 40 acre watershed, the monastery is quietly secluded in the forests of Maury Island.

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