Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael (Cañones, New Mexico)

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St. Michael's Skete, Cañones, New Mexico is an Orthodox Christian monastery for men under the omophorion of His Eminence Dmitri of Dallas and the South of the Orthodox Church in America.  Our main work is one of prayer and repentance and we hope this site reflects that mission. 
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{{monastery|
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name=Saint Michael's Monastery|
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jurisdiction=[[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]]|
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type=Male Monastery|
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founded=1993|
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superior=Monk Silouan|
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size=~2 members|
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hq=Cañones, New Mexico|
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language=English|
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music=?|
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calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
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feasts=?|
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website=[http://mohamnm.orthodoxws.com/ Official website]
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}}
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'''St. Michael's Monastery''' in Cañones, New Mexico, is an Orthodox Christian monastery for [[monk|men]], under the [[omophorion]] of His Beatitude [[Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington|Jonah of Washington]], locum tenens of Dallas and the South of the [[Orthodox Church in America]].   
  
St. Michael's Skete, founded in 1993, is set on approximately 15 acres located amidst the high desert foothills of the Jemez Mountains in northwestern New Mexico.  The Skete is blessed with a year-round natural spring that originates on the property, as well as a large stream that crosses the monastery grounds.  As a not-for-profit community, the brotherhood makes a living by providing hand-dipped pure beeswax candles to a number of churches. The location of St. Michael's Skete is particularly suited for this work; visitors will discover a remote community some distance from major population centers. 
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==Description==
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St. Michael's Monastery, founded in 1993, is set on approximately 15 acres located amidst the high desert foothills of the Jemez Mountains in northwestern New Mexico; in October 2009, the community, previously a skete, was designated a monastery. The monastery is blessed with a year-round natural spring that originates on the property, as well as a large stream that crosses the [[monastery]] grounds. It is also at some distance from major population centers, which is beneficial to a [[monasticism|monastic]] community.
  
Another blessing from God -- our guesthouse, the Holy Archangels House of Ascent, is available for visitors who call in advance. The life of St. Michael's Skete is centered around the daily cycle of services conducted in our new place of worship.  St. Michael the Archangel Monastic Church was consecrated to the glory of God by his Eminence Archbishop Dmitri on August 30th, 2003. 
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==Community life==
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The life of St. Michael's Monastery is centered around the [[daily cycle]] of services that are conducted in St. Michael the Archangel Monastic [[Church]], [[Consecration of a church|consecrated]] on [[August 30]], 2003. The main work of this monastic community is one of prayer and repentance; however, the brotherhood makes a living by providing hand-dipped pure beeswax candles to a number of churches.  The monastery also has a guesthouse, the ''Holy Archangels House of Ascent'', and is available for visitors who call in advance.
  
Contact Information:
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==Facilities==
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The monastery facilities presently are limited.  St. Michael the Archangel Monastic [[Church]] is the center of the daily services. A small farm house is the main monastic building that houses cooking and eating facilities as well as the monastery office and provides a work place for making candles. A "monk's row" of three cells is also in use in an area restricted to [[laity|lay people]]. The construction of more cells is planned, as well as construction of a monastery [[refectory|trapeza]]. In 2008, development is planned of a cemetery that will offer burial to both members of the brotherhood and laymen; further, in 2009, the monastery embarked on an expansion of its facilities with a new dormitory for future monks and long-term guests.
  
Please note that the daily cycle of services and our other duties require frequent absences from the office.  We are pleased to hear from you, but ask your patience if we are not readily available.  Please address all correspondence to Fr. Andrew.  Please address correspondence related to our guesthouse, Holy Archangels House of Ascent, to Hieromonk John.
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==Contact information==
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The daily cycle of services and other duties require frequent absences from the office. The brotherhood is pleased to hear from inquirers, but asks patience if not readily available. All correspondence should be directed to the monastery.
  
Telephone:
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:The Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael
505-638-5690
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:HCR 16 - Box 38, County Rd. 198, House 370
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:Canones, New Mexico 87516
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:frsilouan@juno.com
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:575-638-5690 (Phone)
  
Address
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==External link==
Post Office Box 38 Cañones, NM 87516
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*[http://mohamnm.orthodoxws.com/ Official website]
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*[http://www.oca.org/news/1961 News report from OCA website] about St. Michael's Skete being named a monastery
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[[Category:Monasteries|Michael]]
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[[Category:OCA Monasteries|Michael]]
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[[Category:American Monasteries|Michael]]

Revision as of 12:26, October 11, 2010

Saint Michael's Monastery
Jurisdiction OCA
Type Male Monastery
Founded 1993
Superior Monk Silouan
Approx. size ~2 members
Location Cañones, New Mexico
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used  ?
Calendar Revised Julian
Feastdays celebrated  ?
Official website Official website

St. Michael's Monastery in Cañones, New Mexico, is an Orthodox Christian monastery for men, under the omophorion of His Beatitude Jonah of Washington, locum tenens of Dallas and the South of the Orthodox Church in America.

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Description

St. Michael's Monastery, founded in 1993, is set on approximately 15 acres located amidst the high desert foothills of the Jemez Mountains in northwestern New Mexico; in October 2009, the community, previously a skete, was designated a monastery. The monastery is blessed with a year-round natural spring that originates on the property, as well as a large stream that crosses the monastery grounds. It is also at some distance from major population centers, which is beneficial to a monastic community.

Community life

The life of St. Michael's Monastery is centered around the daily cycle of services that are conducted in St. Michael the Archangel Monastic Church, consecrated on August 30, 2003. The main work of this monastic community is one of prayer and repentance; however, the brotherhood makes a living by providing hand-dipped pure beeswax candles to a number of churches. The monastery also has a guesthouse, the Holy Archangels House of Ascent, and is available for visitors who call in advance.

Facilities

The monastery facilities presently are limited. St. Michael the Archangel Monastic Church is the center of the daily services. A small farm house is the main monastic building that houses cooking and eating facilities as well as the monastery office and provides a work place for making candles. A "monk's row" of three cells is also in use in an area restricted to lay people. The construction of more cells is planned, as well as construction of a monastery trapeza. In 2008, development is planned of a cemetery that will offer burial to both members of the brotherhood and laymen; further, in 2009, the monastery embarked on an expansion of its facilities with a new dormitory for future monks and long-term guests.

Contact information

The daily cycle of services and other duties require frequent absences from the office. The brotherhood is pleased to hear from inquirers, but asks patience if not readily available. All correspondence should be directed to the monastery.

The Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael
HCR 16 - Box 38, County Rd. 198, House 370
Canones, New Mexico 87516
frsilouan@juno.com
575-638-5690 (Phone)

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