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Revision as of 21:35, August 19, 2008

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.

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

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.

Recent History

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.

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.