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Monastic Reflection

from Magnificat vol 28, n2

Some years ago, an Evangelical friend who was feeling drawn to the ancient faith of the Christian East commented that, whether Catholic or Orthodox, he knew he would be attending Liturgy at St. Michael?s, since all the Eastern churches within driving distance of his home bore that name. We observed that this was not altogether surprising; Eastern Christians have often felt the need of heavenly aid... (Read the rest of the article Heavenly Aid).

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Glory to Jesus Christ!

We are a Catholic Monastery of the Byzantine rite, under the jurisdiction of The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Nicholas in Chicago, and belonging to the Ukrainian Metropoly in the United States of America, which is in union with the Pope of Rome, supreme pastor of the universal Church. We embrace evangelical poverty, chastity, obedience, and stability of life, according to the Rule of Saint Benedict and the traditions of the Christian East.

In our skete at Jacob's Falls, on the shore of Lake Superior in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, we devote ourselves to a common life of prayer and work for the praise, love, and service of God and for the upbuilding of His Kingdom through the Arts.

The Transfiguration

Tropar of the Holy Transfiguration

Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord

You were transfigured on the mountain,
O Christ our God,
revealing as much of your glory to your disciples
as they could behold.
Through the prayers of the Mother of God,
let your everlasting light also shine upon us sinners.
O Giver of Light, glory be to You!


The nations all encompassed me; in the Lord's name I crushed them.
They compassed me, compassed me about; in the Lord's name I crushed them.
They compassed me about like bees; they blazed like a fire among thorns. In the Lord's name I crushed them.
Psalm 117(118) vv. 10-12.


We celebrate in English, using music traditional to the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Weekend services are also open to the public. Please us if you are interested in attending services at other times.