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

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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]|Jonah, locum tenens of Dallas and the South]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]].   
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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]].   
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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; in October 2009, the 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.
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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.
  
 
==Community life==
 
==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]], [[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 skete also has a guesthouse, the ''Holy Archangels House of Ascent'', and is available for visitors who call in advance.
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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.
  
 
==Facilities==
 
==Facilities==
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==Contact information==
 
==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, unless it concerns the guesthouse, in which case it should be directed to Hieromonk John.
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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.
  
The Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael
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:The Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael
HCR 16 - Box 38, County Rd. 198, House 370
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:HCR 16 - Box 38, County Rd. 198, House 370
Canones, New Mexico 87516
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:Canones, New Mexico 87516
stmichaeksskete@gmail.com
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:frsilouan@juno.com
575-638-5690 (Phone)
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:575-638-5690 (Phone)
  
 
==External link==
 
==External link==
*[http://www.stmichaelsskete.org Official website]
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*[http://mohamnm.orthodoxws.com/ Official website]
 
*[http://www.oca.org/news/1961 News report from OCA website] about St. Michael's Skete being named a monastery
 
*[http://www.oca.org/news/1961 News report from OCA website] about St. Michael's Skete being named a monastery
  

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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