On July 23 and 24, 2022, His Grace Bishop Alexis of Sitka and Alaska (OCA) paid a visit to the Holy Trinity Monastery. Having been given a tour of the monastery grounds, His Grace Bishop Luke, abbot of the monastery, invited Vladyka Alexis and his travel companions to a tea in the afternoon. The two bishops interchanged ideas about contemporary issues of the Orthodox Church locally and in the world. Vladyka impressed all with his humble and sincere bearing.
During the Vigil that evening on Saturday, Bishop Alexis served the Polyleos and concelebrated the following morning the Divine Liturgy with Bishop Luke and the monastery clergy. Immediately after lunch, Vladyka departed with those who were accompanying him.
In an earlier conversation, Bishop Alexis expressed his admiration for the monastery history of publications and also an interest in the monastery life of Holy Trinity, himself having spent 10 years on Mount Athos and also a while at St. Tikhon’s Monastery in Pennsylvania.
We hope that Vladyka will keep us in his holy prayers and continue to grace us with his presence.