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Congratulations to the Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery, Otego, NY! Many Years! Mother Raphaela is a true gem and a tireless, kind and humble worker in our Lord's Vineyard!

On Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26, 2012, a national celebration of Orthodox monasticism will be marked by a threefold commemoration – the 35th anniversary of the founding of Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery in Otego, NY; the 40th anniversary of the monastic profession of its Abbess, Mother Raphaela; and the 50th Anniversary of one of its nuns, Mother Michaela, to the monastic tonsure.

Orthodox hierarchs, clergy and faithful of all jurisdictions in our country are invited to share in this milestone event of monasticism in North America including Metropolitan Jonah ,His Grace, Bishop Michael of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey and His Grace, Bishop Melchisedek of Pittsburgh and the Diocese of Western Pennsylvania .

On Saturday, August 25, members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, 53 Baxter St., Binghamton, NY, at 9:30 a.m. A banquet will follow at Saint Michael’s Center (American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese), 296 Clinton Street, Binghamton.
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Christos Voskrese!

Many years to both Mothers Michaela and Raphaela!

While I didn't get a chance to meet Mother Raphaela when we visited the monastery several weeks ago, Mother Michaela was our "tour guide".   ;D 
Our experience was wonderful and lately, my 4 year old (!!) has been asking to "see the nuns again".  We may use this as an excuse to visit them again. 

Thanks for sharing this!

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Christos Voskrese!

Many years to both Mothers Michaela and Raphaela!

While I didn't get a chance to meet Mother Raphaela when we visited the monastery several weeks ago, Mother Michaela was our "tour guide".   ;D 
Our experience was wonderful and lately, my 4 year old (!!) has been asking to "see the nuns again".  We may use this as an excuse to visit them again. 

Thanks for sharing this!

They are wonderful, spiritually blessed women indeed. My wife is a program director at the local Childrens Museum. The nuns are always willing, when able, to participate in special activities such as Farm Days and come down from Otego with a few of their domesticated farm animals - goats, chickens and baby lambs in the spring. They enthrall the youngsters and provide a great living witness to our Faith to the adults who see them not as strange folks in black robes, but as living,breathing people with a love for the life they have chosen.