Things Happening in October and NovemberTuesday, October 26 we will celebrate the Feast of the Great Martyr Demetrius. Divine Liturgy will be at 8:00 AM.

Wednesday October 27 we will NOT celebrate the Divine Liturgy, on account of the Feast on the previous day.

On Monday, November 8 we will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael and All the Bodiless Powers. The Divine Liturgy will be at 8:00 AM.

On Wednesday, November 10, there will be no Divine Liturgy.

There will be no Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, November 24.

Thanksgiving Day falls this year on Thursday, November 25. We will observe it as a feast, with Great Vespers at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, Matins on Thursday at 7:00 AM followed by the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM. Because several of the monks will be away in the afternoon helping to serve a meal to homeless people in San Bernardino, vespers on Thursday afternoon will be in private.


Father Maximos will be in San Diego on Sunday October 24 and again on Sunday and Monday November 7 & 8 to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and preach at Holy Angels Byzantine Catholic Church.

More here.

Friday, December 31– Sunday, January 2

Are you baptized? Guess what, that makes you a mystic! St. Dionysius can help show you how to live that mystical vocation we call the Christian life. By a careful study of his famous Mystical Theology, in the context of his other writings, we will look at one of the most profoundly optimistic visions of what it means to be a follower of Christ. You’ll look with new eyes on old words: sacrament, church, hierarchy and love.

Presenter: Fr. Maximos

Room, board, and tuition: $260 single; $170 shared

More here. For information on booking this, or any retreat/workshop at St. Andrew’s Abbey, visit their web page here. More future workshops here.


Daily Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

5:00 AM Mesonyktikon in the cells
6:00 AM Jesus Prayer and Matins, Chapel
8:00 AM Breakfast in silence
8:30 AM Work begins
12:00 PM Third and Sixth Hour, in the cells
12:35 PM Lunch, main refectory.
1:00 PM Afternoon work
5:00 PM Jesus Prayer and Vespers, Chapel
6:30 PM Evening Meal with spiritual reading, main refectory. Recreation
8:30 PM Small Compline, in the cells and silence

Wednesday, Saturday & Feast Days of Vigil Rank

5:00 AM Mesonyktikon and Pre-Communion Prayers in the cells
6:00 AM to 10:30 AM: Jesus Prayer, Matins, First Hour, Third Hour, Sixth Hour, Divine Liturgy (with Panahyda on Saturday) in Chapel
10:15 AM Breakfast snack and work
12:35 PM Lunch, main refectory
5:00 PM Jesus Prayer and Vespers, main Chapel
6:30 PM Evening Meal with spiritual reading, main refectory. Recreation.
8:30 PM: Small Compline in the cells and silence.

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