Sunday, November 15

On Sunday November 15, St Gregory of Sinai Monastery observed the first Sunday Liturgy served by the newly-ordained Hieromonk Patrick, Devteros of the Monastery and Director of its Ikon Workshop.

Father Patrick was joined for the weekend by his mother, Lorraine Doolan, of Scituate, Massachusetts and by a younger brother, William Doolan, of Norton, Massachusetts, as well as by a number of laymen with whom he has worked over the years - both those who worship regularly at the Monastery and others coming from afar.

It was a time of great joy for everyone who has known Father Patrick over the years, and the Monastery especially notes the contribution of Catherine Perkins of Sebastopol, California, who organized her Lake County house as a temporary home for the visitors.