St. Columba of Iona Orthodox Monastery (Southbridge, Massachusetts)

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{{monastery|
 
name=St. Columba of Iona Orthodox Monastery|
 
jurisdiction=[[Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America and Canada]]|
 
type=Male Monastery|
 
founded=2010|
 
superior=Hieromonk Peter (Preble)|
 
size=1 monk|
 
hq=Southbridge, Massachusetts|
 
language=English|
 
music=[[Byzantine Chant]] [[Gregorian Chant]]|
 
calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
 
feasts=[[June 9]]|
 
website=[http://www.stcolumbamonastery.org/ Official website]
 
}}
 
[[Image:Columba of Iona.jpg|right|frame|St. Columba of Iona]]
 
The '''St. Columba of Iona Orthodox Monastery''' located in Southbridge, Massachusetts, is under the [[Omophorion]] of [[Nicolae (Condrea) of Chicago]] of the [[Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America and Canada]].  The Monastery is under the leadership of [[Hieromonk]] Peter (Preble).  The Monastery is Pan-Orthodox and dual Ritual (both Eastern and Western rite) and also has been given a blessing from His Eminence Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]] for the [[Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate]].
 
  
The [[stavropegial]] Monastery is co-located with the [http://www.stmichaelorth.org St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church] and exists to make visible the Kingdom of God to the world; is dedicated to a life of prayer, worship, work and service of others; committed to support local Orthodox Parishes in their evangelistic and missionary outreach to the broader community; is set apart as a place of prayer, contemplation, spiritual direction, formation and renewal; a holy place firmly rooted in the sacramental life of the Church.
 
 
As a Pan-Orthodox monastery we seek to draw from all of the Orthodox Jurisdictions in North America and as a dual ritual monastery we seek to find a proper blend of the traditions of both Eastern and Western Orthodoxy.
 
 
In the spirit of the early Celtic Saint St. Ninian (c. 360 - c. 432) the monastery seeks to become a center of Christian life, prayer, and education by offering time away for prayer as well as the [[Orthodox Center for Church Growth and Evangelism]] that will be part of the monastic foundation.
 

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