Holy Ascension Romanian Orthodox Monastery (Detroit, Michigan)

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Holy Ascension Romanian Orthodox Monastery is a monastic community for men in the Romanian Episcopate of the Orthodox Church in America. It is located in Detroit, Michigan, at the St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies.

The community was founded in 2001 under the omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop NATHANIEL, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, when the former abbot of Brancoveanu Monastery (Romania), Archimandrite Irineu (Duvlea), along with seven other monks, arrived in Detroit on the namesday of St. Polycarp of Smyrna. A year after Archimandrite Irineu's consecration to the episcopacy, he relinquished his abbacy, and the community elected Archimandrite Michael (Filimon) as the new abbot. On January 2008 the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate called and elected Archimandrite Mihail Filimon as bishop for the Romanian community of Australia. On the same month His Eminence Nathaniel, elected Rev. Hieromonk Dionisie (Rodila) as Igumen of the Holy Ascension Monastery.

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

Holy Ascension Romanian Orthodox Monastery
Jurisdiction ROEA, OCA
Type Male Monastery
Founded 2001
Superior Hieromonk Dionisie (Rodila)
Approx. size 9 monks
Location Detroit, Michigan
Liturgical language(s) Romanian and English
Music used Romanian Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Feastdays celebrated Ascension, 40 Days after Pascha
Official website Official website

Daily Life

Mon-Tue, Thu: 7:00-8:30am - Matins

6:00-7:00pm - Vespers
7:30-8:00pm - Compline

Wednesday: 7:00-8:30am - Matins

10:30-11:30 - Divine Liturgy
6:00-7:00pm - Vespers
7:00-7:30pm - Compline

Friday: 7:00-8:30am - Matins

6:00-7:00pm - Vespers
7:00-7:30pm - Compline
7:30-9:00 - Holy Unction

Saturday: 7:00-8:30am - Matins

10:30-11:30 - Divine Liturgy
6:00-7:30 - Vespers with Litia

Sunday: 9:00-10:30 - Matins

10:30-12:15 - Divine Liturgy
6:00-7:00 - Vespers
7:00-7:30 - Paraclesis to the Mother of God


See also