The 2019 St Tikhon’s Monastery Press Liturgical Calendar has reached its final form, and is going to press. I feel deeply honored to have contributed the images for next year’s calendar, which has as its theme and subtitle ‘Monasteries of North America’.
The 2019 St Tikhon’s Liturgical Calendar is truly the “first fruits” of the North American Thebaid Photographic Pilgrimage, and represents the first appearance in print of my photographs from my 2+ years journey to over thirty Orthodox Christian monasteries in North America.
In previous years the St. Tikhon’s Calendar has featured photos of Orthodox parishes, rare festal icons and frescoes, and other beautiful scenes to accompany the journey through the year. The guide to daily scripture readings, major feasts, fasting guides, and saints’ days makes a liturgical calendar such as this essential for Orthodox Christians seeking to live their lives in a manner faithful to Christ and His Church. The 2019 calendar’s visual reminder of our monastic brothers and sisters who have left the world to follow Christ and the Gospel will hopefully serve as added inspiration and encouragement for us all.
Scroll down for a gallery of several of the images featured in the calendar. From the St Tikhon’s Press product description:
The St. Tikhon’s Lectionary Wall Calendar has become a most treasured item in homes and churches throughout the Orthodox world in America. The 2019 calendar includes 12 photographs of North American monasteries, plus detailed information for each day of the liturgical year.
- Major Feast Days & Saints
- Fasting Guidelines
- Scripture Readings
- Old Calendar Dates for Major Feasts & Saints
- Excerpts from His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon’s, Of What Life Do We Speak?, now available from STM Press
- Special Liturgical Notes
- 12 photographs of American monasteries including images from the forthcoming book from photographer Ralph Sidway, The North American Thebaid
- Custom Imprint on orders of 20 or more
- Order online here.
Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, OCA, Romanian Episcopate, Ellwood City PA
Holy Myrrhbearers, OCA, Otego NY
Holy Trinity, ROCOR, Jordanville NY
Holy Dormition, OCA, Romanian Episcopate, Rives Jct MI
Archangel Michael, OCA, Cañones NM
St Anthony’s, GOA, Florence AZ
St Herman of Alaska, Serbian Archdiocese, Platina CA
Monastery of St John of San Francisco, OCA, Manton CA
St Tikhon of Zadonsk, OCA, South Canaan PA
All photographs © Ralph H. Sidway.