New Report Published on Orthodox Monasteries in the United States
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has published a new report on its website. The report, “Orthodox Monastic Communities in the United States,” is the result of a survey of the 70-plus Orthodox monasteries in the country. According to the Assembly’s site:
There are more than 70 Orthodox monastic communities in the United States today. There exists significant diversity among these communities, including in their size, liturgical practices, openness to outside visitors, and educational programs. The Assembly’s Committee for Monastic Communities is tasked with studying and comparing Orthodox monastic communities in the US. Accordingly, this study, “Orthodox Monastic Communities in the United States,” was designed as a first step toward that goal. The report’s findings are based on a survey that was conducted of all Orthodox monastic communities in the United States in late 2013 and early 2014.