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Monastic Pilgrimage August 6, 2005

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    The Monastic Communities and parishioners of New Skete Monastery in Cambridge, New York, invite you to join them for a day of prayer and reflection on their
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2005
      The Monastic Communities and parishioners of New Skete Monastery in
      Cambridge, New York, invite you to join them for a day of prayer and
      reflection on their feast day-the Feast of the Transfiguration, August 6,
      2005 (rain or shine). The theme of the pilgrimage is Monastic Life,
      Transfiguration, and the Spirit of Happiness. As is the rule of monastic
      life, the day will begin and end with prayer-Matins at 9:00 am, followed by
      the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 10 am, and Vespers and Vigil at
      5:00 pm. Two main presentations will be held in the afternoon-Monastic
      Life and the Spirit of Happiness by Brother Christopher and a panel
      discussion on the Role of Monasteries in the General Life of the Church
      including Fr. Michael Plekon, Teva Regule, and members of the monastic
      communities. In addition, the day will include tours of the monastery
      Churches, a tour of the nuns' bakery, demonstration of the monks' dog
      program, as well as time for reflection and quiet. Traditional ethnic and
      American style food will be available for purchase.

      The Monastic communities of New Skete understand the monastic life as a
      living expression of the faith, a calling to theosis-a life of true
      happiness shared with the Divine.

      Monastic traditionÂ…knows that whether we are monks or not, each of us is
      called to happiness-true happiness-the sort that stands up to the
      tempestuous nature of everyday life. This kind of happiness comes only
      through the integrity and maturity that result from sustained spiritual
      effortÂ….And though the particular spiritual path each of us follows will
      vary according to the context in which we live, nevertheless, they are all
      pointed in the same direction.
      (Monks of New Skete, In the Spirit of Happiness, pp. 28-29.)

      For further information, call Vera at 518-753-4877, email Anna at
      editorinvt@... or visit the monastery website at www.newskete.com. In
      order to plan for the day a RSVP is helpful but not required.

      The Monks, Nuns, and Companions of New Skete are a Stavropegial monastery
      under Metropolitan Herman of the Orthodox Church in America.

      For those wishing to stay in the area, here is a listing of nearby

      Town House Motor Inn, LLC
      RR 1
      Box 140, Route 22 N
      Cambridge, NY 12816

      Cambridge Hotel, LLC
      4 West Main Street
      Cambridge, NY 12816

      Rice Mansion Inn
      16 West Main Street
      Cambridge, NY 12816
      518 677-5741

      Blue Willow Motel
      51 South Park Street
      Cambridge, NY 12816

      1847 Schoolhouse
      Lauderdale Road
      Cambridge, NY 12816

      20 East Main Bed & Breakfast
      20 East Main Street
      Cambridge, NY 12816

      Battenkill Bed & Breakfast Barn
      937 State Route 313
      Cambridge, NY 12816

      Green Barn Bed & Breakfast
      8 Madison Avenue
      Cambridge, NY 12816

      Salem Scenery Bed & Breakfast
      575 Bunker Hill Road
      Salem, NY 12865
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