'''Dormition of Our
Loady of Mount Royal''' (Holyrood) is a [[Western Rite]] [[stavropegial]] [[monastery]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] (ROCOR). It is currently located in Jacksonville, Florida.
== History ==
Founded in 1910 as an Old Catholic monastery, Mount Royal's mission and work continued under [[ Old Catholic]] auspices until 1962. In that year the community was received into the patriarchal Russian Orthodox Church by its American [[exarch]], Bishop [[Dositheus (Ivanchenko) of New York|Dositheus (Ivanchenko) of New York]]. For several years, the [[monk]]s of Mount Royal staffed a Western Rite chapel in the Russian Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Manhattan , later moving to Woodstock, New York. Bishop Dositheus' successor, Archbishop [[John (Wendland) of New York and the Aleutians|John (Wendland)]], blessed and confirmed the Western Rite observance and mission of Mount Royal and the leadership of its [[abbot ]], Dom [[Augustine Whitfield ]].
In 1975, under Abbot Augustine, the monastery was received into the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia by Archbishop [[Nikon (Rklitski) of Florida|Nikon (Rklitzsky)]], who again authorized and blessed its mission and observances.
In 1993, the former Prior of Mount Royal, Dom [[James (Deschene)]] founded [[Christminster]] in Rhode Island, which subsequently relocated to Hamilton, Ontario.
On Sunday, July 4, 2010, Abbot Augustine reposed<ref>[http://www.eadiocese.org/News/2010/06/aug.en.htm Jacksonville, FL: Abbot Augustine (Whitfield) has reposed in the Lord]</ref> and was succeeded as abbot by Dom David (Pierce).
On Sunday, March 23, 2014 Dom [[David (Pierce)]] reposed in the Lord<ref>[http://eadiocese.org/News/2014/march/pierce.en.htm Abbot David (Pierce) and Archpriest Alexander Atty reposed in the Lord]</ref>.
[http://orthodoxwesternrite.wordpress.com/mount-royal-monastery ] Unofficial site
* Dom Augustine Whitfield (Abbot of Mount Royal). ''[http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/Liturgy/DomAugustineCustomary.pdf Directions for the Celebration of The Western Orthodox Liturgy Commonly Called the Mass].'' Revised Edition. Privately Printed, 1975. <small>(Usage of Mt Royal - Part 1)</small>
* Dom Augustine Whitfield (Abbot of Mount Royal). ''[http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/Liturgy/Dom-Augustine-Mass.pdf The Order for the Celebration of The Western Orthodox Liturgy].'' <small>(Usage of Mt Royal - Part 2)</small>