Eternal Memory

Hegumen Nicholas

August 8, 1945 - May 26, 2017

Our beloved Hegumen, Hieromonk Nicholas fell asleep in the Lord at 11:30 a.m. on Friday May 26th after a severe illness of nearly two years duration.

After a career in music performance and teaching in the Detroit area, he embraced monastic life in 1983 and came to Eagle Harbor to found the monastery he guided for 33 years until his passing. During his tenure, the monastic community tripled in size and established a thriving business at the Jampot, while the monastery's property grew two hundred fold to encompass some seven hundred acres.

The public is invited to attend the All Night Vigil(Parastas) on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Divine Liturgy and Panakhyda at 6:00 a.m. and the Departure Office for Monks at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 01, 2017.

Funeral arrangements by Erickson-Crowley-Peterson funeral home. Obituary and Condolences.

God grant him blessed repose and Eternal Memory.

Towards a fully operational Jampot

Completed Addition

Phase I of the Jampot expansion was completed in the spring of 2015, and the new wing was fully equipped by the fall. This expansion allowed us to increase production of confections and also introduce fresh roasted coffee to Jampot's offerings. For a look inside and details about its operations, please see the Autumn 2016 issue of Magnificat. The cost for building and equipping the new structure came in at about $600,000, two thirds of which was covered by contributions.

Praise God! Through the great generosity of many people, 2016 saw the retirement of the remaining construction cost as well as the Monastery's other indebtedness. We are immensely grateful for this blessing. Now, we must move on from here.

Jam production has often fallen woefully behind demand. This is the situation we must address next. We are currently developing plans for the next phase of the projected jampot expansion: a new jam kitchen. Located in an area already excavated to the rear of the current bakery, the new facility will provide space for larger kettles and more efficient bottling. We project the cost of this latest improvement to again be in the area of $600,000.

Your generosity will help make this possible. Please visit our Donations page.

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.