All-Merciful Saviour Monastery (Vashon Island, Washington)

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type=Male Monastery|
 
type=Male Monastery|
 
founded=1986|
 
founded=1986|
superior=Hieromonk Tryphon|
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superior=Igumen Tryphon|
size=5 members|
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size=3 members|
 
hq=Vashon Island, Washington|
 
hq=Vashon Island, Washington|
 
language=English|
 
language=English|
music=[[Russian Chant]]; [[Valaam Monastery|Valaam]]-style [[Znamenny Chant]]|
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music=[[Russian Chant]]; Erie, PA "Old believer"-style [[Znamenny Chant]]|
 
calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|
 
calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|
feasts=[[August 1|14 August/1 August]]|
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feasts=August 1 according to the Julian Calendar.|
website=[http://vashonmonks.com/ Official website]
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website=[http://vashonmonks.com Official website]
 
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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 formerly part of the [[OCA]], but is now under the [[omophorion]] of Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco.
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'''All-Merciful Savior Monastery''' is a [[monasticism|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. Igumen Tryphon, moved to Vashon Island, Washington.  
  
Starting in 1995, 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 [[Theotokos|Mother of God]], a large [[Refectory|trapeza]], the [[Laurus (Skurla) of New York|Metropolitan Laurus]] Memorial Library, the Way of a Pilgrim gift shop and bookstore, and seven monastic [[cell]]s.
 
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==Daily Life==
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===Sundays===
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*Hours 9:40am
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*Divine Liturgy 10am
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*Vespers 5pm
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===Daily===
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*Midnight Office 6am
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*Vespers 5pm
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Schedule is subject to change.  Please call the monastery before planning to attend a service!
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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
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://vashonmonks.com/ Official website]
 
*[http://vashonmonks.com/ Official website]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGkTvkpo6as "This Land" clip]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGkTvkpo6as "This Land" clip]
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/vashonmonks/ Photostream on flickr]
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[[Category:American Monasteries]]
 
[[Category:American Monasteries]]
 
[[Category:ROCOR Monasteries]]
 
[[Category:ROCOR Monasteries]]
[[Category:OCA Monasteries]]
 

Latest revision as of 10:11, December 28, 2009

Monastery of the All-Merciful Saviour
Jurisdiction ROCOR Western America
Type Male Monastery
Founded 1986
Superior Igumen Tryphon
Approx. size 3 members
Location Vashon Island, Washington
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Russian Chant; Erie, PA "Old believer"-style Znamenny Chant
Calendar Julian
Feastdays celebrated August 1 according to the Julian Calendar.
Official 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. Igumen 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, the Way of a Pilgrim 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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