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  St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Orthodox Monastery - Home
Throughout the history of Christ’s Church, monasteries have served as centers of spiritual enlightenment, strongholds of Orthodox truth and piety, havens for those seeking salvation through ascetic struggle, prayer, and humility, and places of pilgrimage for those desirous of inner renewal, reflection, and spiritual guidance.
With God’s help, the monastery has steadfastly sought to fulfill this holy purpose, and by doing so, has proven indispensable to the life and growth of the Orthodox Church on this continent.
It is our hope that this website will serve not only as an introduction to the monastery for those unfamiliar with its rich history and significant impact on the Church in America, but also as means for the further glorification of God and His Saints who have walked these hallowed grounds.
sttikhonsmonastery.org   (159 words)

  
  Monastery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saint Saba organized the monks of the Judean Desert in a monastery close to Betlehem (483), and this is considered the mother of all monasteries of the Eastern Orthodox churches.
Buddhist monasteries, known as vihara, emerged from the practice of vassa, the retreat undertaken by Buddhist monks and nuns during the South Asian rainy season.
Forest monasteries- most commonly found in the Theravada traditions of Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka- are monasteries dedicated primarily to the study of Buddhist meditation, rather than scholarship or ceremonial duties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monastery   (1938 words)

  
 monastery - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about monastery
The ruins of the monastery at Clonmacnoise lie in the valley of the Shannon, south of Athlone in central Ireland.
In cathedral monasteries the bishop was the abbot, and the superior of the establishment was a cathedral prior.
The monastery (called in English the ‘charterhouse’) was arranged in a series of detached cells or small cottages, each containing a living room, work room, and so on, with a small garden surrounded by a wall, and opening on to a corridor, which in its turn opened on to a cloister connecting the whole.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /monastery   (2126 words)

  
 Valaam Monastery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Valaam Monastery, or Valamo Monastery is the Orthodox monastery in Karelia, which used to be a part of territory contested between the Soviet Union and Finland.
The monastery was desolate between 1611 and 1715 after another attack, the buildings being burnt to the ground and the Karelian border between Russia and Sweden being drawn through the Lake.
In the 18th century the monastery was magnificently restored, and in 1812 it came under the Russian Grand Duchy of Finland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Valaam_Monastery   (503 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Abbey
Monasteries took their names from either their locality, their founders, or from some monk whose life has shed lustre upon them; and later, from some saint whose relics were there preserved, or who was locally an object of special veneration.
Double monasteries were those in which dwelt communities both of men and women at one and the same time, under the government of a common superior, either an abbot or an abbess.
The routine of a monastery could be maintained and supervised only by the delegation of some of the abbot's authority to various officials, who thus shared with him the burden of rule and administration, and the transaction of business--considerable and ever increasing in volume, where a large and important monastery was concerned.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01010a.htm   (4727 words)

  
 Monastery: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kirillo-belozersky monastery, properly translated in english as the assumption monastery of st cyril, has always rivalled the solovetsky monastery as the strongest...
Alexander nevsky monastery was founded by peter the great in 1710 at the southern end of the nevsky prospect in st petersburg to house the relics of...
The dissolution of the monasteries (referred to by roman catholic writers as the suppression of the monasteries) was the formal process, taking place between...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mo/monastery.htm   (3571 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Monastery of Saint Lucius
In 1624 the monastery was restored and continued to exist until the beginning of the nineteenth century.
By the decision of the Imperial Delegates at Ratisbon the possessions of the monastery in Liechtenstein and Vorarlberg were given in 1802 to the Prince of Orange.
In 1806, therefore, the abbot and community transferred the monastery and all its rights to the episcopal seminary; this transfer was confirmed in the same year by Pius VII.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13365a.htm   (292 words)

  
 Mosque/Marasa, Sabil-Kuttab and Mausoleum Complex of Ashraf Barsbay in Cairo, Egypt
One of the easiest ancient Christian monasteries that one may visit in Egypt is the that of St. Jeremiah (Deir Apa Jeremiah), because of its location in at Saqqara, the largest known ancient necropolis in Egypt, which is a common stop on most tours.
This monastery was discovered by James E. Quibell, when, between 1906 and 1910, he excavated an area of some eighteen thousand square meters from the sand, unearthing a vast church, a funerary building, a refectory, monastic cells and other buildings.
This early monastery was a cenobitic complex, where monks lived a much more communal life than, for example, those at Kellia (the Cells).
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/jeremiah.htm   (1869 words)

  
 Raca Monastery - SHORT HISTORY
HISTORY OF The Monastery of Rača (Racha), with the church dedicated to the Ascension of the Lord, is situated in the vicinity of Bajina Bašta, a town in western Serbia, on the right bank of the Drina-river at the base of the Tara mountain.
According to Serbian tradition, this monastery was founded by the Serbian King Dragutin (1276-1316, King of Syrmium, brother of King Milutin and brother-in-law of Hungarian King Stephen V).
The monastery of Rača was reconstructed in 1795 by Hadži (Pilgrim) Melentius Stefanović (c.
www.uzice.org.yu /raca/history.htm   (524 words)

  
 Monastery of Pantanassa (Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales) - OrthodoxWiki
The Monastery of the Holy Mother of God "Pantanassa" (Queen of All) is a monastic community for men under the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
The monastery is located in Mangrove Creek and Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales (west of Sydney), and was established in 1976 under the omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia.
The new monastic complex is designed to have the layout and aesthetics of a traditional Athonite monastery by having the main church in the middle of a cloistered quadrangle.
www.orthodoxwiki.org /Monastery_of_Pantanassa_(Mangrove,_Australia)   (922 words)

  
 Strumica Diocese: Veljusa Monastery   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is stated in it that the abbess (hegoumeni) of the monastery is the Most Holy Mother of God, whereas the superior (kathegoumenos) is given sovereign authority in the management of the property and the organisation of life.
To the former magnificence of the Veljusa monastery, despite the emptied treasuries, bear witness the records of the church inventory drawn up in 1164, preserved in a copy from between the 13th and the 14th century: the description of 67 manuscripts, 35 icons, 17 royal charters, of the archival books, sacerdotal vestments, etc.
The monastery church is the only present witness to all the changes the monastery has undergone from its beginnings onward, throughout its thousand years old history.
www.mpc.org.mk /English/MPC/Strumica/veljusa.asp   (1193 words)

  
 Shalu Association - SHALU MONASTERY
The monastery of Shalu was founded by Chetsun Sherab Jungnay in the region of Nyangro near the present day town of Shigatse.
A considerable proportion of the monastery is covered by the four tiled roofs which have been re-laid in recent years.
One of the three monastery leaders (who was not present at the time of my visit) had wanted to make the gonkhang into a chapel, but this had been opposed by the commission.
www.asianart.com /shalu/shalu   (1953 words)

  
 Dilgo Khyentse Fellowship - Shechen
Shechen Monastery, one the six main Nyingma monasteries of Tibet, was destroyed in the late 1950’s during the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
The present abbot of Shechen Monastery is the seventh Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, (born in 1966), the grandson and spiritual heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Some of the monks who trained at the monastery at an early age are now their teachers, passing on the fruit of their education to the younger students.
www.shechen.org /sub_mon_nepal.html   (922 words)

  
 Andronikov Monastery in Moscow, Russia
The Andronikov Monastery, located in the Taganka region of the city just a metro stop away from the Novospassky Monastery, was built in 1360 on the steep eastern bank of the Yauza River as part of Moscow's outer defensive ring of monastery-fortresses.
The monastery's present-day name, Spaso-Andronikov Monastyr, combines that of The Savior (Spas) with that of its first abbot (Andronik), who was entrusted with the running of the monastery when Alexei was summoned to the Crimea to treat the ailing favorite wife of the Khan of the Kypchak Horde at Sarai.
The monastery itself is encircled by white stone crenellated ramparts with stout lookout towers added at three corners, built in the 17th century to replace the earlier high earthen ramparts topped with wooden palisade and blockhouses.
www.moscow-taxi.com /churches/andronikov-monastery.html   (769 words)

  
 Cerveny Klastor
The position of the monastery was considerably weakened with the start of the reformation as well as by the wars in Hungary following the defeat of Louis II in the battle against the Turks at Mohacs in 1526.
The monastery was closed in 1563 and perished in 1567 with the death of its last prior.
The result of this research along with the memorials dedicated to the monastic culture in the monastery is open to the public in the exposition in the prior's cottage.
www.slovakheritage.org /Castles/cerveny_klastor.htm   (3257 words)

  
 The Monastery of Christ Akataleptos
The monastery of Christ Akataleptos is first mentioned in 1092, in the Alexiad by the princess Anna Comnena.
Paspatis identifies it with the convent referred to in the sources as "the monastery of the aqueduct" and points out that in the patriarchy of Menas (536-552), during the reign of Justinian I, one of the members of the Fifth Ecumenical Council of Constantinople (553) signed as "Hegumen of the monastery near theaqueduct".
The monastery is nevertheless identified with certainty as that of Christ Akataleptos even in two acts of donations by Mehmet the Conqueror.
www.patriarchate.org /ecumenical_patriarchate/chapter_4/html/akataleptos.html   (694 words)

  
 Armenian Tourist Attractions: Sanahin Monastery
The monasteries are situated in the north of Armenia, in the Tumanian district.
Built in the monasteries over three centuries were more than 20 various churches and chapels, four annexes, sepulchers, bell-towers, the building of the Academy, book depositories, refectories, galleries, bridges and other monumental structures, to say nothing of numerous dwelling and service premises.
A sculptural group of Smbat and Kyurike kings with a model of the temple in hands, a replica of that in Sanahin, is in a higher relief, which brings it closer to a three-dimensional sculpture fitted into a wall niche.
www.cilicia.com /armo5_sanahin.html   (2579 words)

  
 Life in Sera Jhe Monastery
Anyone who wishes to join Sera Jhe Monastery is accepted only after investigating their background according to the Vinaya, such as whether they have their parents' permission to be ordained, have reached at least the age of 7 and so on.
Nalanda was the largest Monastery and university in India for the study of Buddhism during its peak.
When a monk first joins the Monastery, the rule is that one has to attend all the classes, pujas and all other practices without missing any of them for at least three years for purification and accumulating merits.
www.fpmt.org /projects/seraje/life.asp   (2875 words)

  
 Ramakrishna Monastery, Trabuco Canyon
The monks maintain the buildings and grounds of the monastery which include a shrine, a shrine trail honoring the world's major religions, and a bookstore.
The Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon had its beginning in 1942 when Gerald Heard, a British writer and a disciple of Swami Prabhavananda, founded the Trabuco College of Prayer on 300 acres in what was then a remote area of the Santa Ana mountains, about sixty miles south of Los Angeles.
The Trabuco College of Prayer was thus formally rededicated as the Ramakrishna Monastery in 1949.
www.vedanta.org /vssc/centers/trabuco.html   (609 words)

  
 Rumtek Monastery, main seat of the Karmapa - the Karmapa website
The main structure of the monastery is in strict accord with the traditional architectural designs of the Tibetan monasteries.
This was the first monastery built in India in the traditional design, and it became the model for many other monasteries built later throughout India.
The main seat and most important monastery for the Karma Kagyu lineage is Tsurphu Monastery, established in Tibet in the 12th century.
www.kagyuoffice.org /mainseats.rumtek.monastery.html   (1606 words)

  
 Nechung Foundation, NYC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although there are different versions about the origin of Nechung monastery in Tibet, learned monks at the re-established monastery in exile in Dharamsala, maintain that once when the great translator Vairochana visited the smaller site, he envisioned a miracle connected to the Drowa tree and reported the incident to Guru Padmasambhava.
He prophesied: "A monastery will be built on that site and, the nearby small lake and the tree are possessed by Pehar's spirit." (Pehar Gyalpo was bound to oath by Padmasambhava to head the entire hierarchy of protective spirits and Dorje Drakden, Nechung, was Pehar's principal emissary to Tibet).
Consequently, this monastery came to be known as Nechung Yulo-ko and generations later, the tiny village of the seat of Nechung adopted the name of the monastery and was called Yulo-ko.
www.nechungnyc.org /monastery.html   (1155 words)

  
 Monastery Getup @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The idea behind this is when you put many men together, like rocks with sharp edges, their “sharpness” becomes worn away and they become smooth and polished.
Athos) in Greece, an isolated, self-governing peninsula approximately 20 miles long and 5 miles wide (similar to the Vatican, being a separate government), administered by the heads of the 20 major monasteries, and dotted with hundreds of smaller monasteries, sketes, and hesicaterons.
Outside of the vassa period, monks and nuns both lived a migratory existence, wandering from town to town begging for food.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Monastery   (1542 words)

  
 New Monastery
Pope Kyrillos VI established this monastery in commemoration of St.
Pope Kyrillos bought the land from the government in an isolated desert area very close to the archaeological site of Abu Mena, which was an important Christian pilgrimage site during the 4th to 7th century A.D. in Egypt and where countless miracles happened through the intercession of St. Mina.
The new monastery is located in the Western desert of Egypt, just South West of Alexandria, off the desert road between Cairo and Alexandria.
www.stmina-monastery.org /new_monastery.htm   (537 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Monasticism
In each monastery there were numerous separate houses, each with its own praepositus, cellarer, and other officials, the monks being grouped in these according to the particular trade they followed.
In the Pachomian monasteries it was left very much to the individual taste of each monk to fix the order of life for himself.
The greater number of the larger monasteries in western Europe had a claustral school and not a few, of which St. Gall in Switzerland may be cited as an example, acquired a reputation which it is no exaggeration to call European.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10459a.htm   (5159 words)

  
 Tengboche Monastery | Religious Life | Monastery
The monastery was destroyed again in 1989, this time by fire caused by an electrical heater.
In 1993 in a grand prayer ceremony the new monastery was consecrated.
The newly constructed monastery is slightly larger than the old one and is built in stone rather than wood.
www.tengboche.org /religious_life/monastery.htm   (751 words)

  
 Brewtopia Belgian Trappist Brewery Visit -Westvleteren
The monastery of St. Sixtus near the small village of Westvleteren can be found in the southern part of the Belgian region of Flanders close to the border of France.
This monastery is found in a very remote area of Belgium near the hop producing town of Poperinge.
The St. Sixtus monastery is a beautiful stone building surrounded by trees and a large stone wall that stands between the abbey and the tiny road.
www.classiccitybrew.com /west.html   (730 words)

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