Monastery of the Glorious Ascension (Resaca, Georgia)

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name=Holy Monastery of the Glorious Ascension|
 
name=Holy Monastery of the Glorious Ascension|
jurisdiction=[[Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem in North and South America|Jerusalem]]|
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jurisdiction=[[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia|ROCOR]]|
 
type=Male monastery|
 
type=Male monastery|
 
founded=1977|
 
founded=1977|
superior=[[Archimandrite]] Nazarios|
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superior=[[Archpriest]] Steven Ritter|
size=2 [[monk]]s, 1 [[novice]]|
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size=2 attached clerics|
 
hq=Resaca, Georgia|
 
hq=Resaca, Georgia|
 
language=English, Arabic|
 
language=English, Arabic|
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website=[http://www.monastery.org/ Official site]
 
website=[http://www.monastery.org/ Official site]
 
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The '''Monastery of the Glorious Ascension (Resaca, Georgia)''' is a [[cenobitic]] [[monastery]] under the [[Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem in North and South America]].
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The '''Monastery of the Glorious Ascension (Resaca, Georgia)''' is a [[cenobitic]] [[monastery]] under the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]].
  
 
The monastery, popularly known as ''Ascension Monastery'', is located in Resaca, Georgia, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta along I-75, near Dalton. The monastery was founded in 1966 and was received into the [[Orthodox Church in America]] in August 1977. In 1980, the Brotherhood moved from Mississippi to Resaca, Georgia. After 20 years in the OCA, the Brotherhood entered the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] (ROCOR).   
 
The monastery, popularly known as ''Ascension Monastery'', is located in Resaca, Georgia, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta along I-75, near Dalton. The monastery was founded in 1966 and was received into the [[Orthodox Church in America]] in August 1977. In 1980, the Brotherhood moved from Mississippi to Resaca, Georgia. After 20 years in the OCA, the Brotherhood entered the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] (ROCOR).   
  
In 2003, after receiving a canonical release from Metropolitan Laurus of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] (ROCOR), the Ascension Monastery was received into the Patriarchate of Jerusalem from the [[ROCOR]] and made part of the [[Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre]], which is the Brotherhood from the Monastery of Mar Sabbas in the Judean Desert that is responsible for maintaining and protecting the [[Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem)|Church of the Holy Sepulchre]] and other holy sites and shrines in the [[Holy Land]].
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In 2003, after receiving a canonical release from Metropolitan Laurus of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] (ROCOR), the Ascension Monastery was received into the [[Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem in North and South America|Patriarchate of Jerusalem]] from the [[ROCOR]] and made part of the [[Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre]], which is the Brotherhood from the Monastery of Mar Sabbas in the Judean Desert that is responsible for maintaining and protecting the [[Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem)|Church of the Holy Sepulchre]] and other holy sites and shrines in the [[Holy Land]].
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On [[December 31]], 2005, Hieromonk Nazarios was elevated to the rank of archimandrite and was installed as superior of the monastery by His Eminence [[Archbishop]] [[Damaskinos Anastasios of Jaffa and Arimathea|Damaskinos of Jaffa]], Epitropos of the Holy Sepulcher<!-- sic ---> in America.
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Following the dissolution of the parishes of the Jerusalem Patriarchate in North America and the establishment of the [[Vicariate for Palestinian-Jordanian Communities in the USA]], the monastery was once again received into the [[ROCOR]] in October of 2010[http://picasaweb.google.com/104287538655252417112/BeingReceivedIntoROCOR#].
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The monastery is currently undergoing a period of retooling with the intention of it being a female monastery at some point in the near future. Currently the grounds are under the administration of Archpriest Steven Ritter, with an additional attached priest and deacon.
  
The superior of the monastery is [[Archimandrite]] Nazarios (since 2005).
 
  
On [[December 31]], 2005, Hieromonk Nazarios was elevated to the rank of archimandrite and was installed as superior of the monastery by His Eminence [[Archbishop]] [[Damaskinos of Jaffa]], Epitropos of the Holy Sepulcher<!-- sic ---> in America.
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.monastery.org/ Monastery website]
 
*[http://www.monastery.org/ Monastery website]
 
*[http://www.monasteryproducts.org/ Commercial site]
 
*[http://www.monasteryproducts.org/ Commercial site]
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*[http://eadiocese.org/Parishes/georgia/resaca.en.htm Eastern American Diocese Parish Directory]
  
 
[[Category:American Monasteries|Glorious]]
 
[[Category:American Monasteries|Glorious]]
 
[[Category:Monasteries|Glorious]]
 
[[Category:Monasteries|Glorious]]

Revision as of 02:37, March 2, 2013

Holy Monastery of the Glorious Ascension
Jurisdiction ROCOR
Type Male monastery
Founded 1977
Superior Archpriest Steven Ritter
Approx. size 2 attached clerics
Location Resaca, Georgia
Liturgical language(s) English, Arabic
Music used Russian Chant
Calendar Julian Calendar
Feastdays celebrated Ascension
Official website Official site

The Monastery of the Glorious Ascension (Resaca, Georgia) is a cenobitic monastery under the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

The monastery, popularly known as Ascension Monastery, is located in Resaca, Georgia, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta along I-75, near Dalton. The monastery was founded in 1966 and was received into the Orthodox Church in America in August 1977. In 1980, the Brotherhood moved from Mississippi to Resaca, Georgia. After 20 years in the OCA, the Brotherhood entered the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR).

In 2003, after receiving a canonical release from Metropolitan Laurus of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), the Ascension Monastery was received into the Patriarchate of Jerusalem from the ROCOR and made part of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre, which is the Brotherhood from the Monastery of Mar Sabbas in the Judean Desert that is responsible for maintaining and protecting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other holy sites and shrines in the Holy Land.


On December 31, 2005, Hieromonk Nazarios was elevated to the rank of archimandrite and was installed as superior of the monastery by His Eminence Archbishop Damaskinos of Jaffa, Epitropos of the Holy Sepulcher in America.

Following the dissolution of the parishes of the Jerusalem Patriarchate in North America and the establishment of the Vicariate for Palestinian-Jordanian Communities in the USA, the monastery was once again received into the ROCOR in October of 2010[1].

The monastery is currently undergoing a period of retooling with the intention of it being a female monastery at some point in the near future. Currently the grounds are under the administration of Archpriest Steven Ritter, with an additional attached priest and deacon.


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