Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas Apostola is the priest of St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
In Orthodox Christianity, both marriage and monasticism are understood to be vocations. Each of these two great callings can be a pathway to God, and both are holy and sacred. Listen now as Fr. Nicholas Apostola draws on his memories of Romanian monastics in exile during the Communist period to share his perspective on the similarities and differences between the vocations of married life and monastic life.
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