Protection of the Theotokos Monastery (Weaverville, North Carolina)

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Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Monastery
Jurisdiction Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Primatial
Type Male Monastery
Founded 1982
Superior Archimandrite Gregory (Wendt)
Approx. size 6 monks
Location Weaverville, North Carolina
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Russian Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Feastdays celebrated 2 Feb
Official website Official website

Protection of the Theotokos Monastery is a monastic community for men under the omophorion of the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, presently Metropolitan Tikhon of Washington and New York. It is located in the rural mountains of Weaverville in western North Carolina.

The community was founded in 1982 in Miami, Florida, and was received into the Orthodox Church in America in October 2003.

Currently, the community has two hieromonks (including the abbot), one hierodeacon, two monks and one novice in residence.

The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life.

In February 2012, the Orthodox Church in America announced the transfer of brotherhood of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Monastery, Weaverville, N. C. from the omophorion of Metropolitan Tikhon and the Orthodox Church in America to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the omophorion Metropolitan Vladimir, effective October 25, 2011.

In Feburary 2012 Holy Synod of the UOC-MP blessed the opening in the Vorocheva village in the Transcarpathian region of the Holy Protection Monastery, appointing as its head Archimandrite Gregory [Wendt][1].


External links

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