→Dependency of a monastery
In the case of a monastic metochion, such a parish church is a dependency on a particular [[monasticism|monastic]] community, perhaps receiving [[clergy]] from that community or other forms of support.
Metochion is currently employed, as well, to refer to a dependent [[Monasticism|monastery]], [[skete]], [[Cell|kellion]] or monastic society that is being given the blessing and support to develop into an [[Autonomy|autonomous]] monastery, skete, kellion or society. For an example, ''Wawasinno Ki'chi Wa Mali'i Waabanowigaan'' -- the ''[[Hesychasm|Hesychastic]] Society of the [[Theotokos|Most Holy Mary]]'' -- is a Canadian Orthodox hesychastic society founded for (but not to be exclusively of) Aboriginal Orthodox, and which is classified as a metochion of the [http://www.oca.org/DIRlisting.asp?SID=9&KEY=oca-ca-spembs Monastic Society of St. Silouan the Athonite] ([[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]], [[Archdiocese of Canada (OCA)|Archdiocese of Canada]]).<ref group="note">"On 22 March 2009, the Archbishop ([[Seraphim (Storheim) of Ottawa]]) blessed the establishment of the Hesychastic Society of the Most Holy Mary (an aboriginal brotherhood), as part of the Monastic Community of St Silouan the Athonite." (''[http://www.archdiocese.ca/news/com/203.pdf CANADIAN ORTHODOX MESSENGER].'' Summer/Ité 2009. p.18.)</ref>