Photo: Green Monk.

 

Our Monastery Chapel

We welcome you to join us in prayer!

Image: portion of illuminated manuscript page from "The Book of Kells."

  My Fortress:

The Sacred Three
my fortress be.
Encircling me.
Come and be 'round
my hearth and my home.

-Celtic Prayer _______________

  Have you received Christ as your Lord and Saviour?

Find out how to do so on our page:

Plan of Salvation _______________

  Tell others about Jesus like The Prayer Foundation Monks do:

We are all called by God to share our faith with those who do not know Christ.  

Some Bible verses that you will find helpful for doing this, and that you may want to commit to memory are found on other pages on our  web site (see: Memory Verses; 2nd Set: Salvation!, Plan of Salvation, and Statement of Faith). _______________

    

 

"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in the prayers."  -Acts 2:42

Photo: Our monastery Chapel main window.  Photo Copyright 2007 S.G.P.  All Rights Reserved.

A two-story window with a beautiful view.

Snow-Capped Mt. St. Helens

The beautiful Washington State firs and pines outside our chapel window are nearly six stories tall.  If you stand at the left side of the window and look out toward the right, you can see a snow-capped Mt. St. Helens in the distance.

Volcanic Eruption in 2006

An active volcano, we watched Mt. St. Helens erupt once again in 2006, sending massive ash clouds into the sky.  

And yes, we were able to watch it erupting simply by looking out of our windows!

Due to an unfortunately located intervening hill, you have to actually go outside and walk a block to see Oregon's even larger Mt. Hood.

There are no pews...

We have dedicated the largest room in our monastery (a large house on 3/4 of an acre) to God as a Chapel.

Photo: Chapel, showing stained glass window. Copyright 2011 S.G.P. All Rights Reserved. Curtain is closed for nightly Evening Service.

It is a 20 ft. square room, two and one-half stories tall, with a 26 ft. high peaked church-style ceiling, and includes a second story balcony.

There are no pews, but there are seven seat pillows against two of the walls, and one gothic-cathedral style carved wooden chair for our own Monk Bob.

Weddings & Christian Movies

Our daily Chapel services have included a wedding (with about fifty persons in attendance; the groom bringing the chairs!), a reception for another wedding, and the participation of those Church or other Christian groups that we have invited over for our weekly Christian Movie Night. ____________________________

Copyright 2008, 2011 S.G.P. All rights reserved.

Image: The Prayer Foundation logo (with white Celtic cross on a green shield).

Photo: Altar/Communion Table.  Copyright 2011 S.G.P. All Rights Reserved. Paraments are purple for Lent and Advent.

The Bible, God's Word, is central to our faith.

Some have brought guitars, and all have participated in our Chapel services.  Recently we were blessed to have some of those from the nearby Portland, Oregon based YWAM (Youth With A Mission) visit for homemade multi-grain cheese-pizza-from-scratch, and to watch the excellent full-length movie on early missionary to China and great man of prayer, "Hudson Taylor".

Photo: Side view of Altar/Communion Table and individuals' candle bowl.  Copyright S.G.P.  All Rights Reserved. Lighting a candle (a symbol for Christ, "The Light of the World") can be a way of helping make times of prayer extra special times set apart for and honoring of God.

...you can tell how many persons are praying at any one time by how many candles are lit...

  We each light a candle when we are in the Chapel praying, and extinguish it when we leave.  

These are placed in a large pottery bowl containing sand.

 Photo: Chapel Pulpit, Altar/Communion Table, and individuals candle bowl and stand.  Copyright 2011 S.G.P. All Rights Reserved.

From the balcony of the Chapel you can tell how many persons are praying at any one time by how many candles are lit.  

You cannot see the people praying because they are usually against the back wall under the overhang of the balcony.

     Photo: Chapel view from balcony.  Copyright 2011 S.G.P. All Rights Reserved.       The view from our Chapel balcony. ________________________________

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