Monk Valerie Tonsured

Friday, on the sixth week of Great Lent, His Grace Archbishop Vladimir, accompanied by the clergy of the Montreal parish, blessed holy myrrh.  All the members of the Montreal parish of St. Seraphim of Sarov received Holy Unction.

The following day, at the Vigil of Palm Sunday, Vladika tonsured Monk Valerie as Rassaphore Monk. Father Valerie has struggled devotedly at the Montreal Parish as well as at the Skete in Mansonville. We wish him continued success in his humble endeavor of salvation.