Abbot Sergius [Bowyer] was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite on May 25.
'Archimandrite' means 'chief shepherd of a sheepfold' and is the highest honorary rank of the priesthood (between a priest and a bishop). Pilgrimage weekend's Sunday Liturgy was chosen as the time for Abbot Sergius to receive this honor from Metropolitan Tikhon.
A week earler on May 17, a new riassaphore monk was tonsured: Fr. Basil. This the 'second step' in the monastic vocation, the first being that of novice. 'Tonsuring' involves the cutting a a small amount of hair in a cross-shaped pattern as a sign of humility. 'Riassaphore' means 'robe-bearer' from the outer cassock he is given. A riassaphore monk is one that has made a commitment to remain a monk.
St Anna on the Road10/19/21St Anna will be in the South this fall.
Music Program Offerings10/17/21The St Tikhon's music program continues to offer new programs and performances.
St. Demetrius Memorial Services10/15/21We are taking names of the departed for commemoration.