• Hieromonk Alexii

Memory Eternal, Pater Kirill+++


The first monk I met on the Holy Mountain was Fr. Kirill, an hieromonk from the Holy Serbian Monastery of Hilandar. He was in his upper-70s, about 4-feet high, with an engaging smile and love of America! We met while I was waiting for the boat in the metochion of the monastery in Ierissos called Kakkovo It later turned out that he was to be my confessor during my seven months at Sveti Gora, the Holy Mountain.

I found out that he reposed in the Lord a week and a half ago. He is in my heart and will always be remembered with love and deep appreciation. He was a disciple of Elder Taddei (Thaddeus) at Vitovnica in the mid-50s when he became a novice, served at St. Sava in Libertyville as hieromonk in the early-60s, and later was the only hieromonk at Hilandar. Such wonderful and great stories abound for all who knew him. I hope someone collects them and writes his book. After Liturgy on my last day there, in the middle of the courtyard, he found out I was leaving. At the top of this lungs, he sang to me "God bless America!!!"

Memory eternal dear Pater Kiril... "y vo veki vekov!"


135 views
Holy%20Archangel%20Michael%20and%20All%2
Holy Archangel Michael &
All Angels Skete

For more information, please contact us:

 

​Tel : ​(660) 749-5325

Fax : (877) 430-2360

Email : holyarchmichael@gmail.com

Connect with us!
 
Keep in touch with us via tumblr and google + for now. In the days to come you’ll see a new link for a future blog. Also, feel free to redirect people to the website from other social media that you are part of. We are just beginning!
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Google+ App Icon
  • Tumblr Reflection
Share your thoughts!
 
Have you been inspired by visiting this monastery or other monasteries? Do you have specific quotes that have helped you along the way? Click to share a couple of these insights with us and to inspire others!