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Monastic Life

Work and Prayer

The goal of the monk's life is salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ and, at the same time, communion with God. The means for this communion is prayer, and through his prayer the monk is joined in one spirit with the Lord (I Cor. 6:17).

Prayer is the focal point and foundation of spiritual life and the source of salvation. Without prayer, as St. John Chrysostom says, there is no life in the spirit. Without prayer man is deprived of communion with God and can be compared to a dry and barren tree, which is cut down and thrown into the fire (Matt. 7:19).

We are always looking for faithful interested men who wish to live the Orthodox Christian Monastic life.  To make the community self-supporting we need interested men in the fields of music, carpentry, cooking, research, Orthodox foreign languages and of course the liturgical arts. 

There is only one way to determine if the monastic life is for you...come and visit.  You are welcome to stay in our guest house to experience and immerse yourself in what's called the angelic life.

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