Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery (Williston, Florida)

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'''Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery''' is a [[monastic]] community for men in the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]. It is located in Willison, Florida.
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{{monastery|
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name=Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery|
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jurisdiction=[[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]|
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type=Male Monastery|
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founded=1999|
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superior=''unknown''|
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size=''unknown''|
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hq=Williston, Florida|
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language=Greek|
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music=[[Byzantine chant]]|
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calendar=[[Gregorian calendar]]|
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feasts=[[July 2]], [[December 5]], 5th Sunday in [[Great Lent|Lent]]|
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website=[http://www.panagiavlahernon.org/]
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}}
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'''Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery''' is a [[monastic]] community for men in the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]. It is located in Williston, Florida.
  
The community was founded in 1999 by [[Elder Ephrem|Elder Ephraim]] of Philotheou with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta.  The original monks came from [[St._Anthony%27s_Greek_Orthodox_Monastery_%28Florence%2C_Arizona%29|St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery]] in Arizona, as well as The Holy Monastery of Philotheou on [[Mount Athos]].
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The community was founded in 1999 by [[Elder Ephrem|Elder Ephraim]] of Philotheou with the blessing of His Eminence [[Metropolitan]] [[Alexios (Panagiotopoulos) of Atlanta|Alexios]] of Atlanta.  The original [[monk]]s came from [[St._Anthony%27s_Greek_Orthodox_Monastery_%28Florence%2C_Arizona%29|St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery]] in Arizona, as well as the holy [[Philotheou Monastery (Athos)|Monastery of Philotheou]] on [[Mount Athos]].
  
The monastery lies on a beautiful property with rolling hills, in an area of Florida known for it's Spanish moss covered live-oak trees, horse farms and horse training facilities.  The property was originally a sugar plantation.
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The monastery lies on a beautiful property with rolling hills, in an area of Florida known for its Spanish moss covered live-oak trees, horse farms, and horse-training facilities.  The property was originally a sugar plantation.
  
The monks support themselves by making beeswax candles as well as maintaining a bookstore and
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The monks support themselves by making beeswax candles as well as maintaining a bookstore and giftshop. The monastery is dedicated to the [[Theotokos]] and is named after the famous historical church of the Panagia of Blachernae in Constantinople.   
giftshop. The monastery is dedicated to the [[Theotokos]] and is named after the famous historical church of Panagia of Blachernae in [[Constantinople]].   
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The monastery celebrates its feast day on July 2, the feast of the Deposition of the Sacred Robe  
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The monastery celebrates its feast day on [[July 2]], the feast of the Deposition of the Sacred Robe of the [[Theotokos]] at Vlahernes. All services are in Greek and follow the Athonite [[typicon]].
of the Theotokos at Vlahernes. All services are in Greek and follow the Athonite typicon.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.panagiavlahernon.org/Official Website of the Monastery]
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*[http://www.panagiavlahernon.org/ Official Website of the Monastery]
 
*[http://www.patriarchate.org/ecumenical_patriarchate/chapter_4/html/blachernae.html The Church of Panagia of Blachernae]
 
*[http://www.patriarchate.org/ecumenical_patriarchate/chapter_4/html/blachernae.html The Church of Panagia of Blachernae]
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*[http://www.goarch.org/en/archdiocese/yearbook/corrections/2005-06-YBCorrections.pdf 2005-06 Yearbook Corrections] for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America yearbook (PDF, p. 3 of 6)
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*[http://omna.malf.net/vlahern.htm  Orthodox Monasteries of North America listing]
  
 
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Revision as of 20:00, November 7, 2005

Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery
Jurisdiction Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Type Male Monastery
Founded 1999
Superior unknown
Approx. size unknown
Location Williston, Florida
Liturgical language(s) Greek
Music used Byzantine chant
Calendar Gregorian calendar
Feastdays celebrated July 2, December 5, 5th Sunday in Lent
Official website [1]

Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery is a monastic community for men in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. It is located in Williston, Florida.

The community was founded in 1999 by Elder Ephraim of Philotheou with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta. The original monks came from St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery in Arizona, as well as the holy Monastery of Philotheou on Mount Athos.

The monastery lies on a beautiful property with rolling hills, in an area of Florida known for its Spanish moss covered live-oak trees, horse farms, and horse-training facilities. The property was originally a sugar plantation.

The monks support themselves by making beeswax candles as well as maintaining a bookstore and giftshop. The monastery is dedicated to the Theotokos and is named after the famous historical church of the Panagia of Blachernae in Constantinople.

The monastery celebrates its feast day on July 2, the feast of the Deposition of the Sacred Robe of the Theotokos at Vlahernes. All services are in Greek and follow the Athonite typicon.

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