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name=Christ the Savior Monastery or Christminster|
jurisdiction= None Orthodox Archdiocese of America (noncanonical), [[Stavropegial]]|
type=Male Monastery|
superior=Dom James(Deschene)Anthony Bondi|
hq=Niagara Falls, New York|
'''Christminster''' or '''Christ the Savior Monastery''' was a [[Western Rite]] [[monastery]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] (ROCOR), established in Rhode Island in 1993 with the blessing of [[Archbishop]] [[Hilarion (Kapral) of New York|Hilarion]], then [[Bishop]] of Manhattan, who authorized Dom [[James M. Deschene]] (formerly the [[prior]] of the [[Monastery of the Assumption of Our Lady of Mount Royal (Jacksonville, Florida)|Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Royal]]) to continue the Western Rite mission of Mount Royal under the title of ''Christ the Saviour Monastery'' or ''Christminster''. It was located in Niagara Falls, NY, before it . It has since left ROCOR and became joined the Orthodox Archdiocese of America, an independent entity. It is Archdiocese not in communion with recognized by any canonical Orthodox body.
== History ==
In 1993, upon the retirement of Abbot Augustine, Christminster was founded in Rhode Island with the blessing of Bishop Hilarion to carry on the work of Western Rite Orthodoxy in the ROCOR Synod.
In 2013, in an extraordinary session of the ROCOR Synod, several resolutions were passed as to limit the Western Rite. As a result of this, the monks associated with the monastery left ROCOR and returned to the jurisdiction they resided in prior to their union with ROCOR, which is currently not in communion with any canonical Orthodox jurisdiction.
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