V. Rev. Abbot Tryphon welcomed to Agia Sophia and Christ the Saviour - 10/21/15

On Wednesday, October 21st, the V. Rev. Abbot Tryphon (All Merciful Saviour Monastery in Vashon Island, WA) returned to Harrisburg as part of his speaking tour in the Diocese of Eastern PA. He visited Agia Sophia Coffeehouse and Bookstore, and was presented with a gift from our manager Robbin Staller. That afternoon he attended our weekly downtown Wednesday noon Bible Study. The same evening, following Compline, he gave a wonderful talk to over 150 parishioners and guests at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church. One participant summarized his talk with these words "Christianity must be Authentic; if you say you believe it, you must live it. Christians must be others contact with Christ - not simply conforming to the peer group or situation. With love for all." Following the talk, we enjoyed a time of fellowship. It was a special joy for Fr. Tryphon to spend time with OCF students from Messiah College and Penn State Harrisburg. Glory to God for all things!