About Duchovny Dom Byzantine Catholic Mens Monastery:
Duchovny Dom Byzantine Catholic Men’s Monastic Community is nestled in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon above the Walla Walla Valley, between Walla Walla, Washington and Pendleton, Oregon.
The monastic community is under the protection of the Most Reverend John Pazak, the Bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of the Protection of Mary, Phoenix, Arizona.
Inspired by the Apostolic Community of the Acts of the Apostles, the biblical virtues of poverty, chastity, and obedience are lived in imitation of the traditional monastic rules of the East. They hold all things in common and are centered on the one necessity of following Christ in the mystical service of the Most Holy Trinity, the center of the monastic experience. This is the gift of the Holy Spirit to the world.
Retreats at Duchovny Dom Byzantine Catholic Mens Monastery:
If you wish to make a retreat you may come for up to three full days, arriving on Monday and departing on Friday, although, exceptions may be made. Retreatants are expected to join in the liturgical prayer of the community, to dress modestly, to observe the spirit of recollection of the monastery. They may also join in the work periods of the monastery, which will be assigned to them. Consideration for retreats is a donation of $50 per day, however no one is turned away for lack of funds.
Katholikon & Shrine:
The shrine will house the icon of Mary, the Helper of Mothers. The katholikon is the major church in the monastery, it is the gathering place where the monastic community and the faithful join together in prayer to celebrate the major feasts of the liturgical year. It is also a place of pilgrimage.
In addition there is the chapel of St. Joseph which, for the monastic community is the central place of daily prayer.
The katholikon and shrine will be in the traditional style of the churches of the Carpathian mountains of Central Europe.
Traveling to Duchovny Dom Byzantine Catholic Mens Monastery:
Address: (physical) 57894 Highway 204 (mailing) P.O. Box 460 Weston, OR 97886
Tel: +1 (541) 969-6543
Click here for the official website of the Duchovny Dom Mens Monastery