On monday July 18th the skete celebrated its patronal feastday. Leading the divine services were Archimandrite Luke, Hieromonk Anatolii, Archpriest Vladimir Zurikov and Archpriest Alexis Duncan.
Patronal Feast Day of St.Elizabeth - 07/18/16
On sunday the all-night vigil was led by Hieromonk Anatolii. On monday morning Fr.Vladimir performed the small blessing of water . After the reading of the hours the new ikonostas was blessed by Father Luke. The divine liturgy was followed by a procession around the chapel.
Father Luke proceded to bless the new shrine to St.Elizabeth. This shrine will the home of a large icon, that the skete received as a gift.
Finally all joined in the garden for a meal prepared by the sisters.