The monastery held its first ever public vespers and prayed the akathist for the commemoration of the Icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" on Thursday, November 5. Fifteen of the faithful came from places far and wide. We hope and pray that others will come and see what the Lord and His Most Holy Mother have provided.
Fr. Abbot Mark chants Vespers.
Fr. Abbot and Fr. Thomas kneeling during the Akathist
Fr. Abbot Mark and Fr. Thomas at Vespers