Icon of St. Silouan the Athonite I pray thee, O Merciful Lord, let all mankind, from Adam to the end of time, come to know Thee, that Thou art good and merciful, that all nations may rejoice in Thy peace, and behold the light of Thy countenance. Thy gaze is tranquil and meek and draws the soul to Thee.St. Silouan the Athonite
Hymn from Orthros of Forgiveness Sunday

The time is now at hand for us to start upon the spiritual contest and to gain the victory over the demonic powers. Let us put on the armor of abstinence and clothe ourselves in the glory of the angels. With boldness Moses spoke to the Creator, and he heard the voice of the invisible God. In Thy love for man, O Lord, grant us with the same boldness to venerate Thy Passion and Thy Holy Resurrection.

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!