Monastery Feastday


The Monastery celebrates its annual two day feast on the 22nd and 23rd of August, honouring the leave-taking of the Dormition of the Theotokos. It is then that the temple of worship the chapel and the whole precinct, are undated with pilgrims who gather, full of reverence, to render honor to our eminent and Most Holy Mother.

IMG_7675It is even all throughout the August Fast when services of Supplication to the Theotokos are sung daily, that groups of pilgrims draw near the monastery to seek her protection for their families. They lay down their burdens, their quotidian afflictions and cares at her icon. They find succor in the tones of monastic chant, and serenity in the flickering flames of the vigil and candles adorning the chapel. They experience the joy of monastic hospitality, and strolling about the monastery’s enclosure, enter into communion with nature and its Creator.