Sunday Snapshot: St Peter’s Monastery A New Orthodox Monastery for Montana

Sunday before the Universal Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord
Translation of the relics of Venerables Sergius and Herman of Valaam.  Venerable Silouan, elder of Mt. Athos (1938).  


Did you know there is a new Monastery being founded in beautiful Harrison Montana?  St. Peter’s Monastery is being founded in Harrison, Montana, through the generous gift of land by a Monastery Founder.

The Holy Cross on the Grounds of the St Peter’s Monastery Grounds, Harrison Montana. Image from the website. (used with permission)


” On April 19, 2012 Archbishop Benjamin, attended by Abbot Meletios of St. John Monastery in Manton, California, conducted a moleban service, blessing the land designated for the future site of St. Peter’s Monastery. The owners of this beautiful thousand-acre ranch in Southwest Montana have pledged to place their land in a Church trust as soon as a monastery can be established on it. A Deed of Conservation Easement granted the owners in 2006 preserves the land in perpetuity whilst making provision for the building and maintenance of an Orthodox monastery on the property.” (from the Monastery Website)

” “The essential nature of monasticism is profound love for God and prayer for the world.  What a gift this will be for our land, and to our lives, as this vision for a monastic community comes to fruition in Montana—in God’s time, by God’s grace…and by our prayers and support.”

– Fr. David Morrison, Rector, St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church, Bozeman, MT”  (From the Monastery Website)

2017 Summer work Party at St Peter’s Monastery Harrison Montana. Used with Permission.

To learn more and to assist with the building of the Monastery go to the website, or click here to give financial assistance.


About editorOrthodoxNorthwest

An Orthodox Christian, whose interests also include, GO, Square Dancing, hiking, exploring, swimming, kayaking, cooking, history, board games. I am the Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony)
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