The Holy Monastery of Iviron is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin

The Holy Monastery of Iviron is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin

Monk Chariton of Karoulia   The monastery was founded in 980 by the Iberian noble and distinguished general John Thornic, who essentially enlarged and renamed the old monastery of Clementos granted to him by the emperor Basil II. Of this earlier monastery’s only part of the katholikon seems to have...

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Weigh Your Heart

Weigh Your Heart

Saint Macarius the Great is one of the monastic leaders of the fourth century. He was a disciple to Saint Anthony the Great. In studying the life of Saint Macarius, we read: The Lord of Glory sent a cherub; he led him into this mountain, and when he had set...

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The Holy Monastery of Chilandari (or Chelandari)

The Holy Monastery of Chilandari (or Chelandari)

Monk Chariton of Karoulia   The monastery was founded at the end of the 10th century. In 1198 an imperial edict of Alexios III granted it to the Serbian prince Stephan Nemanja and his son, who had both taken the habit at Vatopaedi as Simeon and Savvas. Since then it...

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Petition to Protect St. Anthony Monastery, AZ

Petition to Protect St. Anthony Monastery, AZ

According to an article in the Florence Reminder Blade-Tribune, “Residents and pilgrims are opposing a new upscale subdivision on 236 one-acre lots, currently seeking approvals to develop next to St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery…” in Florence, AZ. The Orthodox Faithful who live in and/or visit the monastery are concerned that...

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Two Alaskan Monastic Communities on Spruce and Nilus Islands, Part 2

Two Alaskan Monastic Communities on Spruce and Nilus Islands, Part 2

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. St. Michael Skete on Spruce Island and St. Nilus Skete on St. Nilus Island By Alexei Krindatch Part 2 (Part 1 was posted last week.) Compared to...

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Two Alaskan Monastic Communities on Spruce and Nilus Islands, Part 1

Two Alaskan Monastic Communities on Spruce and Nilus Islands, Part 1

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. St. Michael Skete on Spruce Island and St. Nilus Skete on St. Nilus Island By Alexei Krindatch Part 1 Upon disembarking in Monk’s Lagoon on Spruce Island...

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Holy Protection Orthodox Monastery, Greek Monastery

Holy Protection Orthodox Monastery, Greek Monastery

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. The Chapter titled, Holy Protection Orthodoxy Monastery, White Haven, Pennsylvania, (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese) was written by Chrysanthe Loizos. Pocono Mountains. On an unassuming two-lane road just off the interstate,...

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Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, Serbian Monastery

Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, Serbian Monastery

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. New Gracanica Monastery, Third Lake, Illinois (Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA) By Alexei Krindatch New Gracanica Monastery Third Lake, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb, is home to...

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Women’s Monastery is featured in the Frederick News-Post

Women’s Monastery is featured in the Frederick News-Post

There is a relatively new monastery for women in Maryland that was recently featured in the Frederick News-post. The Sacred Monastery of Saint Nina is led by Abbess Aemiliane and rests on 130 acres in Union Bridge, Maryland, near Washington, DC, and Baltimore. Saint Nina’s is a monastic community with...

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Hermitage of the Holy Cross

Hermitage of the Holy Cross

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. Hermitage of the Holy Cross, Wayne, West, Virginia.  (Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia) By Alexei Krindatch Almost Heaven When John Denver wrote the lyric “Almost heaven,...

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