Holy Apostles Convent (Buena Vista, Colorado)
Revision as of 18:05, July 27, 2007
Holy Apostles Convent was founded in 1986 by then-Archimandrite Gregory of Dormition Skete and Mother Mariam. The Convent, near Trout Creek, is located in the conifer-studded national forest of San Isabel, nestled in the Collegiate Peaks of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, which block the winter cold and snow. The surrounding prominent and steep Castles, ancient massive volcanic rock formations, loom out of the earth to a starry height, are surrounded by spruce and pinion trees and the coarse grass range, reminiscent of the stone forest at Meteora in Kalambaka, Greece.
The Convent is under the canonical jurisdiction of the Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece, using the traditional Church Calendar. Services are in Greek and English, using traditional Byzantine chant.
Holy Apostles Convent is engaged in translating Greek texts of the lives of the Saints, Scriptures, and homilies into English and publishing them. Icon painting is also pursued in the true Greek Byzantine style which includes hand-painted icons and large fresco-style paintings on canvas.
- Holy Apostles Official Website