Saint Tikhon’s Monastery

I have hardly posted any blogs lately, and that is largely due to being busy with work and travel.  I spent some time at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and greatly enjoyed my stay there.  It is the oldest Orthodox monastery in America and has been a place of rest or repose for several saints.  With 300 acres of land to explore, dozens of little chapels tucked away in the woods, and beautiful daily liturgies, it is a place of spiritual renewal and refreshment. It is under the OCA jurisdiction, and fortunately, the services are almost completely in English.

Rather than complete a detailed write up and review of my stay, I have instead decided to post several photos of my visit.  I hope you enjoy them:

Saint Tikhon's Monastery - photo by Jeremiah of OrthodoxRoad.com
A blessing upon those who enter the monastery in the name of the Lord

Saint Tikhon's Monastery - photo by Jeremiah of OrthodoxRoad.com
A chapel near the main church
Saint Tikhon's Monastery - photo by Jeremiah of OrthodoxRoad.com
A picnic area with a gazebo-style chapel nearby
Saint Tikhon's Monastery - photo by Jeremiah of OrthodoxRoad.com
A gazebo-style chapel near a lake
Saint Tikhon's Monastery - photo by Jeremiah of OrthodoxRoad.com
A small chapel with a well inside along with an icon of Christ meeting the woman at the well (Photini)
Saint Tikhon's Monastery - photo by Jeremiah of OrthodoxRoad.com
The other end of the lake
Saint Tikhon's Monastery - photo by Jeremiah of OrthodoxRoad.com
Two onion domes atop the main church
Moving from darkness into light as I went from the narthex into the nave. Quite symbolic.
Moving from darkness into light as I went from the narthex into the nave. Quite symbolic.
Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery - photo by Jeremiah of OrthodoxRoad.com
A panoramic shot of the interior of the main church
Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane - Saint Tikhon's Monastery - photo by Jeremiah of OrthodoxRoad.com
This was one of many stained glass icons
The icon behind the altar in the St. Nikolai chapel.
The icon behind the altar in the St. Nikolai chapel.

To learn more or to schedule a visit to St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Monastery, contact them here: http://sttikhonsmonastery.org/

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Jeremiah

Growing up in non-denominational churches, I became weary of many practices in the church. I decided it was time to find a church that enabled me to grow in my faith and talents, but that was also theologically deep. I was drawn to the Eastern Orthodox Church for several reasons. Check out my blog which details my journey into this ancient faith.

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