The Monastery and the Parish

How is a monastery like a parish? How is it different? In this intriguing interview, His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh talks with Fr. Chris about how monasticism differs from parish life.

Metropolitan Savas recounts his early discovery of this vocation and the lack of monasteries in this country at the time. He and Fr. Chris explore American perceptions of monasticism and the dynamics in parish life that come from them. They also examine the changing understanding of what monasticism really is – and isn’t.

If you’ve ever wondered how much of the monastic life should be brought into the parish, this thought-provoking interview may help you answer that question.

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