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All-Merciful Saviour Monastery (Vashon Island, Washington)

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type=Male Monastery|
founded=1986|
superior=Hieromonk Igumen Tryphon|size=5 3 members|
hq=Vashon Island, Washington|
language=English|
music=[[Russian Chant]]; [[Valaam Monastery|Valaam]]Erie, PA "Old believer"-style [[Znamenny Chant]]|
calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|
feasts=[[August 1|14 August/1 August]]according to the Julian Calendar.|website=[http://vashonmonks.com/ Official website]
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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 in of Santa Rosa, California, and in 1988, under the leadership of Hieromonk the Very Rev. Igumen 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.
Starting in 1995In 1992, islanders Georgia and John Ratzenberger ("Cliff" from the US television series "Cheers") began donating donated five acres of land to the monastery. In 1999, to protect the solitude of the monastery, the benefactors enabled the brotherhood to purchase purchased an adjacent piece eleven acres of land and 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 (?)The holy brotherhood has constructed a small [[chapel]], after dedicated to Saint John the Brotherhood began selling coffeeWonderworker, CEO Howard Shultz a main temple, dedicated to the Holy Protection of Starbucks Corporation sued for trademark violation the [[Theotokos|Mother of their coffee "Christmas BlendGod]]," 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 katholikonlarge [[Refectory|trapeza]], the Chapel [[Laurus (Skurla) of New York|Metropolitan Laurus]] Memorial Library, the Protection Way of the Holy Theotokos. The story is featured in the film ''This Land''a Pilgrim gift shop and bookstore, and seven monastic [[cell]]s.
==Daily Life==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'''Daily'''*Midnight Office-Matins-First Hour 5am*9th Hour-Vespers-Compline 5pm '''Tuesdays'''*Divine Liturgy 7am '''Saturdays'''*Divine Liturgy 7am*Vigil 5pm '''Sundays'''*Divine Liturgy 9s website:30am '''Holy Days'''Divine Liturgy 9http:30am (varies, please call if you plan on coming)  This schedule is subject to change; visitors are invited to call the monastery to confirm service times//www.vashonmonks.com
==External links==
*[http://vashonmonks.com/ Official website]
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGkTvkpo6as "This Land" clip]
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/vashonmonks/ Photostream on flickr]*[http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/archives/1996/9603120053.asp Monks Begin Selling Coffee]
[[Category:American Monasteries]]
[[Category:ROCOR Monasteries]]
[[Category:OCA Monasteries]]
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