Orthodox Monasteries in America

Orthodox Monasteries in America

Have you ever wanted to visit a monastery but didn’t know what to expect or where to go?  With nearly 80 Orthodox monasteries in America, there is a good chance one is within driving distance.  But how do you find one?  Where do you start? An atlas of Orthodox monasteries...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, February 5, 2016

This Week in Orthodoxy, February 5, 2016

Welcome to This Week in Orthodoxy, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines this week. A Change of venue to the island of Crete in Greece for upcoming HOLY AND GREAT...

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 Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries

 Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries

  BROOKLINE, MA-  The first-ever Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries ($19.95) is now in print and will be available from Holy Cross Orthodox Press in early February. Drawing on extensive research, as well as fascinating stories and “insider” anecdotes, the Atlas offers readers: A scholarly introduction into traditions of Eastern...

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Stunning Video Captures Six Monasteries from Above

Stunning Video Captures Six Monasteries from Above

Take flight over six famous monasteries in this one-of-a-kind video. The holiness of the monasteries is almost palpable, as many of them sit atop soaring natural sandstone rock pillars and are only reachable by ascent. Similarly, our journey to the Kingdom of God is only reachable when we cast off...

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New Report Published on Orthodox Monasteries in the United States

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...

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A Place of Holiness, Retreat, and Martyrdom in North Lebanon

A Place of Holiness, Retreat, and Martyrdom in North Lebanon

Below are some pictures of the Monastery of Hamatoura in Kousba village, North Lebanon. The monastery is named after the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. In addition, at the monastery there are also relics of Saint Jacob of Hamatoura, who served as a priest in the monastery and was martyred on...

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