Ss. Mary and Martha Monastery (Wagener, South Carolina)
|This article forms part of the series|
Orthodoxy in America
|American Orthodox Timeline |
American Orthodox Bibliography
Byzantines on OCA autocephaly
ROCOR and OCA
|Saints - Bishops - Writers|
|Antiochian - Bulgarian |
OCA - Romanian - Moscow
ROCOR - Serbian
|Christ the Saviour
|St. Tikhon's |
AOI - EOCS - IOCC - OCEC
OCF - OCL - OCMC - OCPM - OCLife
OISM - OTSA - SCOBA - SOCHA
|Amer. Orthodox Catholic Church |
Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black
Evangelical Orthodox Church
Holy Order of MANS/CSB
Society of Clerks Secular of St. Basil
|Edit this box|
The community was founded in 1989 under the auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Dmitri, Archbishop of Dallas and the South. The monastery has been located in Wagener, South Carolina since June 1996 on a sixty acre site about 30 miles southwest on 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.
To support the community the women run the St. Wiborada Bindery and Book Repair Shop and make candles at the St. Joseph Candle Shoppe.
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 home that they now use. This home will become the monastery guesthouse.