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The Abbey of the Holy Name (West Milford, New Jersey)

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[[Image:AbbeyCatholicon.jpg|right|frame|The Abbey of The Holy Name]]{{westernrite}}The '''Abbey of the Holy Name''' is a [[Western Rite]] [[monastery]] of the [[Old Calendarists|Old Calendarist]] [[Holy Synod of Milan]] established in West Milford, New Jersey with the blessing of Metropolitan William (Brothers) in 1973 and Metropolitan Joseph prior to his repose in 1990. The abbey was the continuing monastic institution which succeeded St. Dunstan's Priory in Woodstock, New York, following its destruction by fire in 1948, and its temporary relocation thereafter to Overlook Mountain, which is still the present site of the Milan Synod Western Rite Orthodox Parish of the Holy Transfiguration.[[Image:AbbeyCatholicon.jpg|left|frame|The Chapel at the Abbey of The Holy Name]]
St. Dunstan's had been moved to Woodstock, New York, in 1940 by Metropolitan William when he transferred the priory and his see from Waukegan, Illinois. In 1973, Schema-Abbot John (LoBue) was elected by the St. Dunstan community. Schema-Abbot John was assigned to find a new location for the abbey, which was moved later that year to West Milford, New Jersey. In 1978, the name of the abbey was changed to ''Abbey of the Holy Name'' and, on [[September 21]], 1980, Schema-Abbot John was consecrated Bishop of the Northeast (USA) by First Hierarch Metropolitan Joseph and Archbishop Hilarion of Texas. Since then the abbey has housed the diocesan offices and the St. Gregory Orthodox Liturgical Press. Many ecclesiastical dignitaries have visited the abbey during its existence, including Archbishop [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney|Hilarion of Australia]] ([[ROCOR]]) and Bishop Germaine of Paris ([[Orthodox Church of France|ECOF]]). Schema-Bishop Theodore (Irtel) of Old Valaam lived the last 7 years of his life at the abbey and reposed there on [[November 21]], 1997.
==External link==
*[ Abbey of the Holy Name website]
*[ Hermitage of St. John the Theologian], a dependency of the Abbey*[ Oblation Journal], a Journal for Oblates of St Benedict under the Abbey's direction
[[Category:Western Rite]]
[[Category:Old Calendarist Monasteries]]

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