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{{monastery|
name=Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Monastery|
jurisdiction=[[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in America|OCA]] - Primatial|
type=Male Monastery|
founded=1982|
superior=Archimandrite [[Gregory (Wendt)]]|size=5 6 monks|
hq=Weaverville, North Carolina|
language=English|
website=[http://www.orthodoxmonastery.com/ Official website]
}}
'''Protection of the Theotokos Monastery''' is a [[monastic]] community for men under the direct jurisdiction [[omophorion]] of the Primate of the OCA[[Orthodox Church in America]], presently [[Metropolitan ]] [[Herman Jonah (SwaikoPaffhausen) of Washington and New York|HermanJonah]] of Washington and New York. It is located in the rural mountains of Weaverville in western North Carolina.
The community was founded in 1982in Miami, Florida, and were was received into the Orthodox Church in America in October2003. Currently, 2003 under the direct jurisdiction of the primate of the Orthodox Church in America, His Beatitude Herman, Archbishop of Washington and New York, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, and currently community has two priestmonks [[hieromonk]]s (including the [[abbot]]), one deaconmonk and [[hierodeacon]], two monks [[monk]]s and one [[novice]] in residence.
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The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a [[Christ]]-centered [[prayer ]] life for the monastic members.
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In February 2012, the [[Orthodox Church in America]] announced the transfer of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Monastery, Weaverville, N. C. from the omophorion of Metropolitan Jonah and the Orthodox Church in America to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, effective [[October 25]], 2011. ==LinksSource==*[http://oca.org/PDF/NEWS/2012/2012-0327-clergy-stats-jan-feb.pdf The Orthodox Church in America, Pastoral Changes, Official No. 535 • February 2012] ==External links==*[http://www.orthodoxmonastery.orgcom/ Official Website]*[http://www.pokrov.org/display.asp?ds=Group&id=12 Unofficial Monastery Background]*[http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Holy-Cross-Berkley-Crime/dp/0425217922/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197161829&sr=8-3 Murder at Holy Cross by Peter Davidson - Amazon book listing]
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