St. John's Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery - Goldendale, WA
Posted by: Hikenutty
N 45° 56.846 W 120° 40.697
10T E 679944 N 5090827
Quick Description: A Greek Orthodox Monastery founded in 1995 to be a women's monastic community.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2006 9:18:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMPX3
The Holy Monastery of St. John the Forerunner was founded in 1995, when local Doctor Gerald Timmer donated his 48-acre property to the Greek Orthodox Diocese of San Francisco for the foundation of a women's monastic community. There are 17 of these monasteries in the U.S. at this point.
The monastery supports itself solely by the handiwork of the sisters and donations. They practice the traditional arts of the Orthodox church including: writing Byzantine icons, sewing vestments, knotting prayer ropes, hand-rolling incense, and dipping beeswax candles. They also mount icon prints and make natural soap and lotion and bake traditional Greek food and sweets for their bakery and gift shop.
Their website can be found at www.stjohnmonastery.org and their online bakery and store can be linked to from that site.