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2019 Young Women's Encounter - Tuesday, July 2

On Tuesday, we travelled together to Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ellwood City and were so blessed in our encounters with the Mothers, Sisters and the Saints.
Morning Prayers
We travelled to Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ellwood City.
Sisters greeting Saint Juliana the Merciful
Mother Christaphora's welcome before afternoon service.
We participated in an Akathist to
the feast celebrated today, Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco!
And the services was broadcast life and archived on the Monastery's youtube channel?!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OoT23PfQ0Q
We had the blessing of venerating the relics of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco.
Mothers and Sisters answer questions about life in the monastery, and life in the world.
The Ellwood City Theotokos
We had a tour with Mother Paula, who, among other treasures, showed us some personal belongings of their Foundress, Mother Alexandra.
We are grateful that Fr. David and Fr. David joined us for today's pilgrimage
We stayed and participated in vespers. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viu_PYPmzos
Dinners at a local park.
Pizza and salad
Just hanging out
Mini-golfing was the evening activity.
and some mini-golfers are better than others...
Waiting patiently for ice cream after mini-golf
1 black cherry soft serve cone with chocolate jimmies