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Feast Day Celebrations at the Monastery of the Theotokos

Feast Day Celebrations at the Monastery of the Theotokos

Dunlap, CA — The feast day of the Life-giving Spring of the Theotokos was celebrated at the Holy Monastery of the Theotokos in Dunlop, California. Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos represented Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and presided over Vespers and the Divine Liturgy. Elder Paisios, from St. Anthony's monastery in Arizona, and clergy from the San Francisco and San Jose areas celebrated. The melodic chanting of the sisters filled the monastery.

 

After Divine Liturgy, a "trapeza" (a common meal of love) was prepared for the pilgrims and visitors. At the "trapeza," Bishop Athenagoras thanked the Abbess of the monastery, Gerondissa Markella, and the sisters for their Christlike philoxenia (hospitality). He also conveyed the blessings of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America to the sisterhood, clergy, and faithful.

 

Photo Credit: Holy Monastery of the Theotokos


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