Saturday, October 20, 2012

Moscow Sretensky Choir Appeal

Petr Gudkov
The famous Sretensky Monastery Choir is touring the United States and will be singing in Seattle on Sunday, and in San Francisco on Monday. This is the very choir that sang for the Vigil Service on the Eve of the Unification Service in Moscow some five years ago.
One of their soloists, Petr Gudkov, has Hodgkin Lymphoma. Treatment is possible, but only with a new drug that is available here in the United States. Petr is staying with Archpriest Andre Papkov and his family in Chicago while the choir continues the tour.
I am asking any of my readers who are able to please help with this cause. The Russian American Community Service of San Francisco has a PayPal link at All collected proceeds will go towards Petr's medical expenses.

With love in Christ,
Abbot Tryphon

The Planting of a Monastery (chapter 9) continuing on Monday

Saturday October 20, 2012 / October 7, 2012
20th Week after Pentecost. Tone two.

Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus in Syria (290-303).
St. Jonah, bishop of Manchuria (1925).

New Hieromartyr Priest Valentine Sventsitsky of Moscow (1931) and Priest Nicholas Kazansky (1931).

New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1942).

Venerable Sergius the Obedient of the Kiev Caves (13th c.).
Venerable Sergius, abbot of Nurma (Vologda) (1412) , disciple of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh.
Uncovering of the relics (1514) of Venerable Martinian, abbot of Byelozersk (White Lake) (1483).
Martyrs Julian, presbyter, and Caesarius, deacon, at Terracina (1st c.).
Virgin-martyr Pelagia of Tarsus (287).
Martyr Polychronius of Gamphanitus (4th c.).
Pskov Icon of the Mother of God named "Tenderness" (1524).
Martyrs Eusebius and Felix at Terracina.

St. Dubtach, bishop of Armagh (Scotland) (513) (Celtic & British).

Holy Martyr Princess Osyth of Crich (England) (ca. 700) (Celtic & British).

99 Fathers of Crete (Greek).

St. Leontius the Governor (Greek).

Venerable Joseph, elder of Mokhevi, wonderworker of Georgia (1763) (Georgia).

You can read the life of the saint in green, by click on the name.

THANK YOU, to all of you who have been able to contribute towards the support of the monastery. These difficult times of economic hardship have impacted the monastery, and those of you who have been able to donate, have been our lifeline. May God bless you for your generosity, and kindness.
With love in Christ,  
Abbot Tryphon

Donations can be made directly to the monastery through PayPal, or you may send donations to:

All-Merciful Saviour Monastery
PO Box 2420
Vashon Island, WA 98070-2420 USA

2 Corinthians 1:8-11

Delivered from Suffering

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, 10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, 11 you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many.

Luke 5:27-32

Matthew the Tax Collector

27 After these things He went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” 28 So he left all, rose up, and followed Him.
29 Then Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them. 30 And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, “Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”
31 Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

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