Monastery of the Transfiguration (Ellwood City, Pennsylvania)

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'''Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration''' is a [[monastic]] community for women in the Romanian Episcopate of the [[Orthodox Church in America]]. It is located in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.
 
'''Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration''' is a [[monastic]] community for women in the Romanian Episcopate of the [[Orthodox Church in America]]. It is located in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.
  
The community was founded in 1967 under the omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop [[Valerian (Trifa) of Detroit|Valerian]], Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate with Mother [[Alexandra (Issarescu)|Alexandra]], formerly Princess [[Ileana of Romania]], as the first [[abbess]].  Mother Alexandra put into formation her dream of a monastic community in English for Americans.  In 1987, then-Abbess Benedicta left the Transfiguration Monastery to begin the  [[Monastery of the Dormition of the Mother of God (Rives Junction, Michigan)|Dormition of the Mother of God Orthodox Monastery]] with two other [[nun]]s from this [[monastery]].
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The community was founded in 1967 under the omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop [[Valerian (Trifa) of Detroit|Valerian]], Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate with Mother Alexandra, formerly Princess [[Ileana of Romania]], as the first [[abbess]].  Mother Alexandra put into formation her dream of a monastic community in English for Americans.  In 1987, then-Abbess Benedicta left the Transfiguration Monastery to begin the  [[Monastery of the Dormition of the Mother of God (Rives Junction, Michigan)|Dormition of the Mother of God Orthodox Monastery]] with two other [[nun]]s from this [[monastery]].
 
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The community consists of women living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members.
 
The community consists of women living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members.
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==Abbesses==
 
==Abbesses==
*Mother [[Alexandra (Issarescu)|Alexandra]], abbess 1967-1978.
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*Mother [[Ileana of Romania|Alexandra]], abbess 1967-1978.
 
*Mother [[Benedicta (Braga)|Benedicta]], abbess 1978-1987.
 
*Mother [[Benedicta (Braga)|Benedicta]], abbess 1978-1987.
 
*Mother [[Christophora (Matychak)|Christophora]], abbess 1987-present.
 
*Mother [[Christophora (Matychak)|Christophora]], abbess 1987-present.

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Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration is a monastic community for women in the Romanian Episcopate of the Orthodox Church in America. It is located in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.

The community was founded in 1967 under the omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Valerian, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate with Mother Alexandra, formerly Princess Ileana of Romania, as the first abbess. Mother Alexandra put into formation her dream of a monastic community in English for Americans. In 1987, then-Abbess Benedicta left the Transfiguration Monastery to begin the Dormition of the Mother of God Orthodox Monastery with two other nuns from this monastery. The community consists of women living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members.

Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration
Jurisdiction ROEA, OCA
Type Female Monastery
Founded 1968
Superior Abbess Christophora (Matychak)
Approx. size 9-11 nuns
Location Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Romanian Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Feastdays celebrated 6 Aug
Official website OCA Listing


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Daily Life

Sunday: 8:30am - Akathist and Hours

9:15am - Divine Liturgy
5:00pm - Ninth Hour, Vespers, Compline

Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri: 6:30am - Matins, Hours, Typica

5:00pm - Ninth Hour, Vespers, Compline

Wed: 7:30am - Matins, Hours

9:00am - Divine Liturgy

Sat: 7:30am - Matins, Hours

9:00am - Divine Liturgy
6:00pm - Vigil

Structures

  • St. Macrina's guest house, for lay pilgrims (with kitchen)
  • St. Bridget's guest house, for clergy and their families (with kitchen)

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Mother Christophora

Mother Alexandra

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