Icon of St. Silouan the Athonite Blessed is the soul that loves her brother: the Spirit of the Lord lives manifest within her, affording peace and gladness, and she weeps for the whole world.St. Silouan the Athonite
Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian

O Lord and Master of my life,Take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power and idle talk.
But give rather the spirit of chastity, meekness of mind, patience and love to Thy servant.
Yea O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions and not to judge my brother, for blessed art thou unto ages of ages. Amen.

Construction Photos

Here we show a set of small photo albums chronicling the construction of our first building, an important step in establishing our Orthodox Christian community!

Move In Day

We moved into the new building on January 12, 2008.

Construction progress: December 2007 - January 2008

It is nearly done!

External walls are beginning to go up - Mid November 2007

The exterior walls are complete, and the interior is well under way!

External walls are beginning to go up - Late October 2007

The builders start erecting the metal framework.

Construction of framing begins - Mid-October 2007

The builders start erecting the metal framework.

Foundation is complete - End of September 2007

The slab foundation is ready.

Construction progress - Mid-September 2007

Preparation of the foundation begins.

First stages of construction - August 2007

Here are a few snapshots of the first steps in construction of our new building.

Ground Breaking - July 1, 2007

Here we have a few photos from our ground breaking, which was very brief, given a big rain storm!