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Ss. Mary and Martha Monastery (Wagener, South Carolina)

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{{monastery|
name=Saints Mary and Martha Orthodox Monastery|
jurisdiction=[[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]]|
type=Female Monastery|
founded=1989|
superior=Mother [[Thecla (Ecroyd)|Thecla]]|
size=3 nuns|
hq=Wagener, South Carolina|
language=English|
music=[[Russian Chant]]|
calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
feasts=''unknown''|
website=[http://www.saintsmaryandmarthaorthodoxmonastery.org Official website]
}}
'''Ss. Mary and Martha Monastery''' is a [[monastic]] community for women in the [[Diocese of the South (OCA)|Diocese of the South]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]]. It is located in Wagener, South Carolina.
'''Sts. Mary and Martha Monastery''' is a monastic community for women in the Diocese of the South of [[The Orthodox Church in America]]. It is located in Wagner, South Carolina.----The community was founded in 1989 under the auspices [[omophorion]] of His Eminence Archbishop [[Dmitri (Royster) of Dallas|Dmitri]], [[Archbishop ]] of Dallas and the Southby Mother Thecla. The Monastery monastery has been located in WagnerWagener, South Carolina , since June 1996 on a sixty eighty-acre site about 30 miles southwest on of Columbia, South Carolina.
The community consists of women living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members. The community conducts numerous retreats and maintains a [[hermitage ]] for those who need a few days of solitude, silence, and prayer.
[[Image:CandleShop SsMaryMarthaSC.JPG|left|thumb|200px|Candle making in the St, Joseph Candle Shoppe, with Sister Lyubov]]To support the community the women run the St. Wiborada Bindery and Book Repair Shop and nuns make candles [[candle]]s at the St. Joseph Candle Shoppe. They also rely on the generosity of donations from those who visit the monastery.
Currently the community is developing plans to build a [[monastery ]] building, with brick exterior to fit in with the traditional brick buildings of the area. The new building will replace the doublewide, prefab prefabricated home that they now use. This home structure will then become the monastery guesthouse.----External Links: [http://www.saintsmaryandmarthaorthodoxmonastery.org Web Site]
Categories==External links==*[http://www.saintsmaryandmarthaorthodoxmonastery.org Official web site]*[http://www.oca.org/DIRlisting.asp?SID=9&KEY=OCA-SO-WAGSMM OCA directory listing]*[http://omna.malf.net/mmhouse.htm Orthodox Monasteries of North America directory listing]*[http://orthodoxmonastery.com/SS%20Mary%20and%20Martha%20Monastery%201-2005.htm Photos of the monastery] by [[Protection of the Theotokos Monastery (Weaverville, North Carolina)|Protection of the Theotokos Monastery]] [[Category:American Monasteries|Mary and Martha]],[[Category:Monasteries|Mary and Martha]],[[Category:OCA Monasteries|Mary and Martha]]
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