Here in this section will be hosted galleries of the photographs created during the North American Thebaid Pilgrimage.
Be assured that the first to benefit from these photographs are the monasteries themselves, as I am providing them with image files for their use on their websites, Facebook pages, and for other purposes. Truly, this is as it should be, that the monasteries should receive the “first fruits” of this endeavor.
As you view these images, we hope you will be inspired to visit the monasteries, and to make regular pilgrimages a part of your Christian life. We also ask that you consider helping to support the Thebaid Project with your contributions and prayers.
most recent at top…
- St Herman of Alaska Monastery, Platina CA (Serbian, men’s); July 2018.
- Monastery of St John of San Francisco, Manton CA (OCA, men’s); July 2018.
- Holy Assumption Monastery, Calistoga CA (OCA, women’s); July 2018.
- Holy Cross Monastery, Castro Valley CA (OCA, Bulgarian Diocese, men’s); July 2018.
- Monastery of St Silouan the Athonite, Sonora CA (ROCOR, men’s); July 2018.
- St Barbara Orthodox Monastery, Santa Paula, CA (OCA, women’s); July 2018.
- St Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery, Florence AZ (GOA, men’s); July 2018.
- Monastery of St Paisius Velichkovsky, Safford AZ (ROCOR, women’s); July 2018.
- Archangel Michael Monastery, Cañones NM (OCA, men’s); June 2018.
- Protection of the Virgin Mary, Lake George CO (OCA, women’s); June 2018.
- Our Lady and St. Laurence, Cañon City, CO (Antiochian); June 2018.
- Dormition of the Mother of God Orthodox Monastery, Rives Jct MI (OCA, women’s); March 2018.
- Skete of St John the Theologian, Hiram OH (ROCOR, men’s); November 2017.
- New Skete, Cambridge NY (OCA); November 2017.
- Hermitage of the Holy Cross, Wayne WV (ROCOR, men’s); October 2017.
- St Paul Skete, Grand Jct TN (Antiochian, women’s), October 2017.
- Holy Archangel Michael & All Angels Skete, Weatherby MO (Serbian, English language), Sept.2017.
- Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery, Williston FL (GOA, men’s), Sept. 2017.
- Monastery of the Glorious Ascension, Resaca GA (ROCOR, women’s), August 2017.
- Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville NY (ROCOR, men’s), Nov. 2016.
- Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery, Otego NY (OCA, women’s), Nov. 2016.
- Hermitage of the Holy Cross, Wayne WV (ROCOR, men’s), Oct. 2016.
- Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, Ellwood City PA (OCA, Romanian Archdiocese; women’s), Sept.-Oct. 2016
- St Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery, South Canaan PA (OCA, men’s), Sept. 2016.
- St Herman of Alaska Monastery, Platina CA (Serbian, men’s), 2007.
- Skete of the Entrance of the Theotokos, Hayesville OH (GOA, women’s), 2011-2015.
- St Gregory Palamas Monastery, Hayesville OH (GOA, men’s), 2005-2012.
One of the ongoing methods of fundraising for the Thebaid Project is what I call “creative tent-making,” after the example of the Apostle Paul in Acts 18:1-3. In addition to giving a presentation on Orthodox Monasticism and the Thebaid Project, typically with a collection taken to help support the travel and photography, I can also offer my photographic services to parishes. This might include documenting new iconography, a building project, photographing liturgical services and the faithful, with the resulting images enhancing the parish website, and used in other ways.
- St Symeon the New Theologian (OCA), Birmingham AL
- Holy Trinity (OCA), Overland Park KS (coming soon)
- St Mary of Egypt (ROCOR), Roswell GA
- St Herman of Alaska (Bulgarian), Hudson OH
- St Stephen the First Martyr (OCA), Lima OH
- Holy Apostles (ROCOR), Beltsville MD (coming soon)
- St Nicholas (OCA), McKees Rocks PA (coming soon)
- Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit (OCA), Cincinnati OH (coming soon)