Celebrating Mary, Orthodox Conference

Celebrating Mary, Orthodox Conference

Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary to host Orthodox Education Day Saturday, October 1, 2017. YONKERS, NY  Throughout the history of the Christian Church, the Virgin Mary has been the focus of unparalleled love and devotion and the subject of fervent prayer. In this light, the community of Saint Vladimir’s...

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Monastery Offers HOPE for Victims of Human Trafficking

Monastery Offers HOPE for Victims of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a serious problem and an offence to humanity. Victims are sexually exploited, psychologically and physically abused and held against their wills. And before you say this isn’t a problem in the US, according to an article in the Huffington Post,  “America holds the title of ‘second highest...

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Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery, Rives Junction, Michigan

Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery, Rives Junction, Michigan

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. America Needs More Monasteries When visitors describe their impression of Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery, (Orthodox Church in America) two words are used most often:...

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Romanian Monastery Church in Clinton, MI Burns

Romanian Monastery Church in Clinton, MI Burns

The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America has posted the following press release: CLINTON, MI- With sadness, we report that around noon on Friday, August 12, the church of Ascension of the Lord Monastery in Clinton, Michigan burned down. The cause of the fire is as yet unknown. His Eminence, Archbishop...

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Inside the St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery

Inside the St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery

The following information on the St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery (OCA) in Manton, California is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch. Upon entering the grounds of St. John Monastery (it is situated on forty-two acres of land in a dense pine forest)...

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Atlas of American Orthodox Monasteries Back in Print

Atlas of American Orthodox Monasteries Back in Print

The second revised edition of the widely popular Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America.  The revised edition has been updated to include information on two newly formed monastic communities. The Atlas can be purchased directly...

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The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration

The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration

The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration online chapel ministry began during Great Lent 2013 to provide live streaming and recordings of chapel services for those who are elderly, ill, or infirm and are not able to attend services at their parish. They broadcast select services LIVE from their chapel on YouTube. The services...

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The Orthodox Call to Prayer

The Orthodox Call to Prayer

      How do monks and nuns know it’s time for service in the church when they are spread throughout the monastery?  They listen for the simandron, or toaca, a wooden board hanging by a chain.  When the simandron is hit with a wooden mallet, the sound can carry for...

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Fire Threatens Monastery and Saint Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, Ca

Fire Threatens Monastery and Saint Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, Ca

The Rough Fire located in central California has consumed over 103,000 acres. Residents in many communities along its path have been evacuated, included staff at Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center and the adjacent Monastery of the Theotokos the Life Giving Spring. The fire is approximately four miles away from...

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Possible Monastery Evacuation Due to Wild Fire

Possible Monastery Evacuation Due to Wild Fire

Please pray for nuns of the Theotokos the Life-Giving Spring Monastery in Dunlap, CA.  Their monastery rests on the edge of King’s Canyon, which is hosting a massive wildfire at the moment.  Evacuation warnings have been issued and they are preparing for the call to relocate at a moment’s notice.  Read about...

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