Sunday, December 16, 2007

Holy Archangels Monastery

We visited Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery in Kendalia, TX, this weekend for Vespers last night and Orthros and Divine Liturgy this morning. The monastery is beautiful, if a bit difficult to find. I think I ended up driving an extra 50 miles due to wrong turns, but at least it give me a chance to see the gorgeous Texas hill country. The abbot, Father Dositheos, and all of the monks were wonderful to us. They made sure that we felt welcome and were taken care of at all times. My wife and I were very happy to be able to attend services there and plan on visiting again very soon. My son, Isaiah, who is two years old, was entranced by the monks and (for the first time ever!) sat quietly for all of Vespers. It was a great experience and I encourage any one who lives nearby to visit the monastery. Yalchicago.org has some pictures of the inside of the church, as well as great pictures of the monastery grounds and My San Antonio has a great article about the monastery and its monks if you want to learn more. A couple of pictures from our trip are below.

My son and I walking to the main church

Approaching the main church

Vanessa, my wife, taming The Wild Animal, my son

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