St. John Vladimir Monastery

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St John Vladimir Monastery is at the outskirts of Elabasan about 45 minute from Tirana, Albania. It had been in disrepair during and after the Albanian communist regime. His Beatitude Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania has “resurrected” the facilities to working order and it is now an active place of worship. Full night vigils on the feast day of St John Vladimir had been routine for years despite the absence of a ceiling, which was completed in 2005. The dormitories and the proximity to Tirana and Durres have made the Monastery and ideal setting for the Archbishop’s orthodox youth summer camps.
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The '''St. John Vladimir Monastery''' of Shijon is a [[monasticism|monastic] community for men in the Orthodox Autocephalous [[Church of Albania]]. The [[monastery]] is located on the outskirts of the town of Elabasan, near Tirana, Albania. The monastery is under restoration after being virtually destroyed by the communist government of Envar Hoxha that controlled the nation from the end of World War II until early in the 1990s. Restoration of the Church of Albania began in 1992.
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The restoration of St. John Vladimir Monastery began under the leadership of His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania. The restoration has included both restoration of old facilities and the construction new buildings. Service of full night [[vigil]]s on the [[feast day]] of St John Vladimir have been routine for years, even with the absence of a ceiling on the chapel. The ceiling was completed in 2005.  
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Orthodox youth sumer camps sponsored by the Archbishop have been popular for years, especially with the availability of dormitories as well as being near Tirana and Durres.  
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[[Category: Monasteries|John Vladimir]]
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[[Category: Albanian Monasteries|John Vladimir]]

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The St. John Vladimir Monastery of Shijon is a [[monasticism|monastic] community for men in the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. The monastery is located on the outskirts of the town of Elabasan, near Tirana, Albania. The monastery is under restoration after being virtually destroyed by the communist government of Envar Hoxha that controlled the nation from the end of World War II until early in the 1990s. Restoration of the Church of Albania began in 1992.

The restoration of St. John Vladimir Monastery began under the leadership of His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania. The restoration has included both restoration of old facilities and the construction new buildings. Service of full night vigils on the feast day of St John Vladimir have been routine for years, even with the absence of a ceiling on the chapel. The ceiling was completed in 2005.

Orthodox youth sumer camps sponsored by the Archbishop have been popular for years, especially with the availability of dormitories as well as being near Tirana and Durres.

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