Patronal Feast Day of St. Mark's Monastery in Sheffield, Ohio

It is with boundless paternal joy, that we inform you that on the very feast of St. Mark, i.e., on Monday, May 8th, 2017, the Monastery of St. Mark in Sheffield, Lorain, will celebrate its Patronal Feast Day - Slava. 

Therefore, it is our pleasure, on behalf of the Abbot of the Monastery, the Most Venerable Archimandrite Leontije (Alavanja), to herein: Most sincerely invite all orthodox christian clergy and faithful to participate in this wondrous Paschal celebration of the Monastery Patronal Feast and Agape which will follow in continuation. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, at which we will officiate, will begin at 10:00 AM.

Also, we herewith notify all, that from now on in, all monastery patronal feast day celebrations will be held on the very day of the feast. In like manner, hence forth three parishes will be designated as hosts for these monastery patronal celebrations.

The honor of being hosts for this year’s celebration, has been bestowed upon the faithful of the St. Sava Cathedral in Parma, Cleveland, Holy Archangel Michael Church, Akron, and Holy Trinity Church, Youngstown (Raccoon Rd.).

On this occasion, we express our most heartfelt appreciation to this year’s hosts, for their demonstrated love toward this, our holy sanctuary, and in so doing to the Risen Lord Himself and His intercessor, the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark. 

WELCOME, INDEED – OUR JOY!            

With archipasoral blessings, 

+Irinej, Bishop of Eastern America