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'''Holy Ascension Romanian Orthodox Monastery''' is a [[monastic]] community for men in the [[Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (OCA)|Romanian Episcopate]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]]. It is located in Detroit, Michigan, at the [[St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies]].
The community was founded in 2001 under the [[omophorion]] of His Eminence Archbishop [[Nathaniel (Popp) of Detroit|NATHANIEL]], Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, when the former [[abbot]] of Brancoveanu Monastery (Romania), Archimandrite [[Irineu (Duvlea)of Dearborn Heights|Irineu (Duvlea)]], along with seven other [[monk]]s, arrived in Detroit on the namesday of St. [[Polycarp of Smyrna]]. A year after Archimandrite Irineu's [[consecration of a bishop|consecration]] to the episcopacy, he relinquished his abbacy, and the community elected [[Archimandrite]] [[Mihail (Filimon)]] as the new abbot. On January 2008 the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate called and elected Archimandrite Mihail Filimon as [[bishop]] for the Romanian community of Australia. On the same month His Eminence Nathaniel, elected Rev. Hieromonk Dionisie (Rodila) as [[Igumen]] of the Holy Ascension Monastery. <!--small timeline in words-->
The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members.

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