St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (Florence, Arizona)
|St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery|
|Approx. size||35 monks|
|Music used||Byzantine Chant|
|Official website||Official website|
The community was founded in 1995 by six monks along with Elder Ephraim, former abbot of Philotheou on Mt Athos, under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta. In time it has grown to approximately 35 monks, and has continued to grow, providing the training grounds for the monks of other Greek Orthodox monasteries in America.
The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members.
Midnight - Personal prayer. 3:30am - Midnight Office, Matins, First Hour, Divine Liturgy. ~8am - Breakfast. ~9am - Monks retire to cells. ~11:30am - Monks begin work. 1pm - Lunch. 5pm - Vespers. ~6pm - Dinner. ~7pm - Compline. 8pm - Monks retire to cells.