The sound of hammers hammering and saws sawing could be heard all day from early morning until sunset as men tried to accomplish as much as they possibly could before tomorrow’s rain begins.   They had to go on the roof of the church to reach the belfry where a number of things had to be completed, while others gave the carpet in the church a thorough cleaning. Kirill took Father Sevastian on a ride into the mountains, and there they had a long walk.  It is a wonder that they did not get lost in the wilderness, although they did find it to be exciting, far enough away from civilization.  In fact, one could hike for hours behind the monastery and never encounter  another human being, finding only animals and others wildlife.

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