St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (Florence, Arizona)

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{{monastery|
 
name=St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery|
 
name=St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery|
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type=Male Monastery|
 
type=Male Monastery|
 
founded=1995|
 
founded=1995|
superior=Abbot Paisios|
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superior=Elder Paisius|
size=35 monks|
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size=42 monks|
 
hq=Florence, Arizona|
 
hq=Florence, Arizona|
 
language=Greek|
 
language=Greek|
 
music=[[Byzantine Chant]]|
 
music=[[Byzantine Chant]]|
 
calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
 
calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
feasts=[[January 16|16 Jan]]|
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feasts=[[January 17]]|
 
website=[http://www.stanthonysmonastery.com/ Official website]
 
website=[http://www.stanthonysmonastery.com/ Official website]
 
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'''St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery''' is a [[monastic]] community for men in the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]. It is located in Florence, Arizona, and is the residence of [[Elder Ephrem|Elder Ephraim]].
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'''St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery''' is a [[monastic]] community for men in the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]. It is located in Florence, Arizona, and the spiritual father of the monastery is [[Ephraim of Philotheou|Elder Ephraim]].
  
The community was founded in 1995 by six monks along with Elder Ephraim, former abbot of Philotheou on [[Mount Athos|Mt Athos]], under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony of San Francisco (of blessed memory).  In time it has grown to approximately 35 monks, and has continued to grow, providing the training grounds for the monks of other Greek Orthodox monasteries in America.
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The community was founded in 1995 by six Athonite monks along with Elder Ephraim, former [[abbot]] of [[Philotheou Monastery (Athos)|Philotheou Monastery]] on [[Mount Athos]], with the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan [[Anthony (Gergiannakis) of San Francisco]] (of blessed memory).  In time it has grown to approximately 42 monks, and is continuing to grow, providing the training grounds for the monks of other Greek Orthodox monasteries in America that are under the elder's spiritual guidance.
  
The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members. <!--The community conducts ... and provides ...-->
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The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members. Unlike on Mount Athos, both men and women are equally encouraged and welcome to visit as pilgrims.  It is not uncommon to see men, women, and children attending Liturgy with the monks.
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==Daily Life==
 
==Daily Life==
*Midnight - Personal prayer.
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*Midnight - Personal prayer
*3:30am - Midnight Office, Matins, First Hour, Divine Liturgy.
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*2:30am - Midnight Office, Matins, First Hour, Divine Liturgy
*~8am - Breakfast.
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*6:00am - Breakfast
*~9am - Monks retire to cells.
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*~6:30am - The Fathers retire to cells
*~11:30am - Monks begin work.
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*9:00am - Work
*1pm - Lunch.
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*12:25pm - Lunch
*5pm - Vespers.
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*3:45pm - 9th hr, Vespers. Paraklisis may follow
*~6pm - Dinner.
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*5:15pm - Dinner
*~7pm - Compline.
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*5:45pm - Compline
*8pm - Monks retire to cells.
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*6:30pm - The Fathers retire to their cells
  
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.stanthonysmonastery.org/ Website of Monastery]
 
*[http://www.stanthonysmonastery.org/ Website of Monastery]
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*[http://www.harryspy.com/st_anthonys.htm More photos]
 
*[http://www.harryspy.com/st_anthonys.htm More photos]
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*[http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0114monastery0114.html Article on St. Anthony's]
  
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Latest revision as of 21:26, June 20, 2012

Entrance to St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery.
St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery
Jurisdiction GOA
Type Male Monastery
Founded 1995
Superior Elder Paisius
Approx. size 42 monks
Location Florence, Arizona
Liturgical language(s) Greek
Music used Byzantine Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Feastdays celebrated January 17
Official website Official website

St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery is a monastic community for men in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. It is located in Florence, Arizona, and the spiritual father of the monastery is Elder Ephraim.

The community was founded in 1995 by six Athonite monks along with Elder Ephraim, former abbot of Philotheou Monastery on Mount Athos, with the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony (Gergiannakis) of San Francisco (of blessed memory). In time it has grown to approximately 42 monks, and is continuing to grow, providing the training grounds for the monks of other Greek Orthodox monasteries in America that are under the elder's spiritual guidance.

The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members. Unlike on Mount Athos, both men and women are equally encouraged and welcome to visit as pilgrims. It is not uncommon to see men, women, and children attending Liturgy with the monks.

Daily Life

  • Midnight - Personal prayer
  • 2:30am - Midnight Office, Matins, First Hour, Divine Liturgy
  • 6:00am - Breakfast
  • ~6:30am - The Fathers retire to cells
  • 9:00am - Work
  • 12:25pm - Lunch
  • 3:45pm - 9th hr, Vespers. Paraklisis may follow
  • 5:15pm - Dinner
  • 5:45pm - Compline
  • 6:30pm - The Fathers retire to their cells


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