All-Merciful Saviour Monastery (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.  The monastery was founded in the [[OCA]] but now is part of the [[ROCOR]].
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'''All-Merciful Savior Monastery''' is a monastic community of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] and is the only male Orthodox monastery in Washington state.  It was established in 1986 by Archimandrite Dmitri of Santa Rosa, California, and in 1988, under the leadership of the Very Rev. Abbot Tryphon, moved to Vashon Island, Washington.  
  
Starting in 1992, islanders Georgia and John Ratzenberger ("Cliff" from the US television series "Cheers") began donating 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 an adjacent, publicly-owned 40 acre watershed, the monastery is quietly secluded in the forests of Maury Island.
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In 1992, islanders Georgia and John Ratzenberger ("Cliff" from the US television series "Cheers") donated five acres of land to the monastery.  In 1999, to protect the solitude of the monastery, the brotherhood purchased an adjacent eleven acres of land to save it from development.  Along with an adjacent, publicly-owned 40 acre watershed, the monastery is quietly secluded in the forests of Maury Island.
  
In 1997, after the Brotherhood began selling coffee, CEO Howard Shultz of Starbucks Corporation sued for trademark violation of their coffee "Christmas Blend," as the brotherhood distributed a product with the same name. The brotherhood won the court case and also gained so much fame from the case to raise funds to begin building their katholikon, the Chapel of the Protection of the Holy Theotokos.  The story is featured in the film ''This Land''.
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The holy brotherhood has constructed a small chapel, dedicated to Saint John the Wonderworker, a main temple, dedicated to the Holy Protection of the Mother of God, a large trapeza, the Metropolitan Laurus Memorial Library, a gift shop and bookstore, and seven monastic cells.
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The holy brotherhood supports itself by producing a line of gourmet coffees, under the brand name, Monastery Blend Coffee, which can be ordered through the brotherhood's website: http://www.vashonmonks.com
  
 
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{{monastery| name=Monastery of the All-Merciful Saviour| jurisdiction=ROCOR Western America| type=Male Monastery| founded=1986| superior=Abbot Tryphon| size=5 members| hq=Vashon Island, Washington| language=English| music=Russian Chant; Valaam-style Znamenny Chant| calendar=Julian| feasts=[[August 1 according to the Julian Calendar. website=Official website }}

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

In 1992, islanders Georgia and John Ratzenberger ("Cliff" from the US television series "Cheers") donated five acres of land to the monastery. In 1999, to protect the solitude of the monastery, the brotherhood purchased an adjacent eleven acres of land to save it from development. Along with an adjacent, publicly-owned 40 acre watershed, the monastery is quietly secluded in the forests of Maury Island.

The holy brotherhood has constructed a small chapel, dedicated to Saint John the Wonderworker, a main temple, dedicated to the Holy Protection of the Mother of God, a large trapeza, the Metropolitan Laurus Memorial Library, a gift shop and bookstore, and seven monastic cells.

The holy brotherhood supports itself by producing a line of gourmet coffees, under the brand name, Monastery Blend Coffee, which can be ordered through the brotherhood's website: http://www.vashonmonks.com

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