Protection of the Theotokos Monastery (Weaverville, North Carolina)
|Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Monastery|
|Jurisdiction||Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Primatial|
|Superior||Archimandrite Gregory (Wendt)|
|Approx. size||6 monks|
|Location||Weaverville, North Carolina|
|Music used||Russian Chant|
|Feastdays celebrated||2 Feb|
|Official website||Official website|
Protection of the Theotokos Monastery is a monastic community for men under the omophorion of the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, presently Metropolitan Tikhon of Washington and New York. It is located in the rural mountains of Weaverville in western North Carolina.
The community was founded in 1982 in Miami, Florida, and was received into the Orthodox Church in America in October 2003.
In February 2012, the Orthodox Church in America announced the transfer of brotherhood of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Monastery, Weaverville, N. C. from the omophorion of Metropolitan Tikhon and the Orthodox Church in America to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the omophorion Metropolitan Vladimir, effective October 25, 2011.
In Feburary 2012 Holy Synod of the UOC-MP blessed the opening in the Vorocheva village in the Transcarpathian region of the Holy Protection Monastery, appointing as its head Archimandrite Gregory [Wendt].