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

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St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery
Jurisdiction GOA
Type Male Monastery
Founded 1995
Superior Abbot Paisios
Approx. size 35 monks
Location Florence, Arizona
Liturgical language(s) Greek
Music used Byzantine Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Feastdays celebrated 16 Jan
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 is the residence of Elder Ephraim.

The community was founded in 1995 by six monks along with Elder Ephraim, former abbot of Philotheou on 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.

The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members.

Daily Life

  • Midnight - Personal prayer.
  • 3:30am - Midnight Office, Matins, First Hour, Divine Liturgy.
  • ~8am - Breakfast.
  • ~9am - Monks retire to cells.
  • ~11:30am - Monks begin work.
  • 1pm - Lunch.
  • 5pm - Vespers.
  • ~6pm - Dinner.
  • ~7pm - Compline.
  • 8pm - Monks retire to cells.

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