Building
of Our
Monastery

Thanks be to God, on April 24, 2013, the surveyors arrived with their equipment and set the four corners of the building while the masons offloaded their backhoe, squared off the first third of the proposed building, and started digging out the space for the footers. Below are four architectural drawings and pictures of the progress from the beginning to the present.

Also, if you go to http://www.facebook.com/mastconstructionco88, you will find other pictures posted by our contractor, Dale Mast. You do not have to have a Facebook account to do this.

Any financial help in achieving our goal of building this monastery is greatly appreciated.

Donations should be sent to:
Saints Mary and Martha Orthodox Monastery
65 Spinner Lane

$1000 CLUB

The $1000 Club is a building fund campaign being run by Olga Chernecky-McGuiness and Cynthia Chernecky to help build Saints Mary & Martha Monastery. Contributions can be made in one $1000 check or through smaller monthly amounts.
They can be contacted at 706-755-4321 or
cchernecky@gru.edu
Or you can contact the monastery directly.
803-564-6894 or
Mary_MarthaM@comporium.net
Wagener, South Carolina 29164

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Back


First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan


Digging Footers
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Laying Block
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Block is to the top of 2nd Floor.
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Roof framing is started.
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The rest of the roof trusses are installed.
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Bringing in the altar
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Pouring Footers
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Finished Laying Block for the
Crawl Space & 1st Floor.
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Sub-floor is buillt for 1st floor.
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Center wall is built.
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Windows and roof with base for cupola installed.
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Platform for the altar area is built, and the altar
is temporarily set in place.
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Getting started - Digging down to footers & laying the first course of bricks on the South side.
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At the top of the east wall
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South side is finished. Upstairs will be bedrooms & bathrooms, Downstairs sacristy, work area guest bathrooms.
Bump out is the sunroom.
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French doors are installed in the sun room.
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All in a morning’s work.
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East side is finished. The two pillars are to attach the outside stairway.
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Southeast corner of building showing brick stairs to sunroom and iron stairs to second floor.
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North side has window letting light into the chapel.
East side has stairs leading to second floor.
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West side fire wall is waiting till we have the funds to add the second third ($500,000 to build shell). The three double door openings on the left lead to the chapel. The single door with steps goes into the sacristy/work area. The double door opening on the second floor will connect the hallways between the 1st and 2nd thirds. The single door under the roof goes to the mechanical room for this third. The bump out is the sunroom.



1st floor room which will have a sacristy, work area, guests bathrooms, and storage space for Liturgical items.
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Two interior views of sunroom
Upstairs area which will have bedrooms and bathrooms
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View from one of the upstairs windows
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Interior of chapel facing east
Framework of barrel ceiling with vault over the altar area
Wooden crossbar is part of chandelier support system.
(altar under wooden box)
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Interior of chapel facing west
Framework of barrel ceiling
29 feet from floor to center top