March 5, 2016: Bearing Witness
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As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we are reminded that, even in difficult times, there are endless reasons to thank God.  Personally, we are very aware of the blessing of still having a monastery after the recent fires and of staying healthy in these times of COVID.  Even more so, we are grateful to God for you our friends, who are always there for us, even in these tough times.  And yes, these are tough times, but Christ’s light shines brighter in darkness.  As we journey towards the Nativity, may we all let His light confront and banish the darkness in our own souls so that we, along with the Christmas star, may be lights leading others to our Incarnate God!
March 5, 2016: Bearing Witness




     Martyrdom in everyday life in the 21st century



     Saturday, March 6, 2016


Presented by:

     Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg)

     Director of the Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies, located in San Francisco, California

     Abbot of St. Silouan Monastery, located in Sonora, California


Retreat synopsis is available in our newsletter


Audio Recording coming soon ...





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  2. The recordings posted on this website are for personal use and/or for educational purposes.  CDs of the recordings are available upon request (please contact Holy Assumption Monastery to obtain a copy), or make your own from the recordings posted on this website. 
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Audio Recording: Bearing Witness
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