Holy Ascension Monastery celebrates eighth anniversary

On Monday January 30, 2007 (o.s.) the Feast of the Synaxis of the Three Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysotomos, the Monastery of the Holy Ascension of Christ celebrated its eighth anniversary with a Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis.

 

His Eminence Metropolitan Pavlos, founder and abbot of the monastery attended the festivities together with a small group of faithful from Astoria NY. His Eminence attended Liturgy and communed in the altar. After Liturgy he ate with the fathers and paternally admonished each of the fathers and guests.

His Eminence concieved the disire to found a monastery outside the city on his first pilgramage to the Holy Land as Bishop in July of 1998. With the help of his close friend and supporter Mr. Isidoros Spanos the monastery was purchased. The closing took place on February 12, 1999 so the Monastery has this as the date of its founding and the Three Hierarchs as its protectors.

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