AT HOLY ASCENSION MONASTERY
After many years of speculating and planning, Holy Ascension Monastery is finally actualizing this magnificent dream. This year on the Feast of the Ascension of Christ (June 2, 2011), five Bishops and four priests blessed the foundations for the new church on a picturesque hill at the monastery. God willing, the building will become the catholicon or main church of our monastery. It will also be a beacon of Orthodoxy in the region and a unique building for America.
Hagia Sophia at Holy Ascension Monastery will be a
replica of the original Hagia Sophia in Constantinople
built by the
devout Emperor Justinian the Great. In accordance with
wish of Metropolitan Paul, the replica will copy the
closely as possible, incorporating only a few
simplifications due to
its smaller size.
Please send donations to:
HOLY ASCENSION MONASTERY, 521 Cold Brook Road, Bearsville, NY, 12409