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{{monastery|name=Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery|jurisdiction=[[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]|type=Male Monastery|founded=1999|superior=''unknown''|size=''unknown''|hq=Williston, Florida|language=Greek|music=[[Byzantine chant]]|calendar=[[Gregorian calendar]]|feasts=[[July 2]], [[December 5]], 5th Sunday in [[Great Lent|Lent]]|website=[http://www.panagiavlahernon.org/]}}'''Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery''' is a [[monastic]] community for men in the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]. It is located in WillisonWilliston, Florida.
The community was founded in 1999 by [[Elder Ephrem|Elder Ephraim]] of Philotheou with the blessing of His Eminence [[Metropolitan ]] [[Alexios (Panagiotopoulos) of Atlanta|Alexios]] of Atlanta. The original monks [[monk]]s came from [[St._Anthony%27s_Greek_Orthodox_Monastery_%28Florence%2C_Arizona%29|St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery]] in Arizona, as well as The Holy the holy [[Philotheou Monastery (Athos)|Monastery of Philotheou ]] on [[Mount Athos]].
The monastery lies on a beautiful property with rolling hills, in an area of Florida known for it's its Spanish moss covered live-oak trees, horse farms , and horse -training facilities. The property was originally a sugar plantation.
The monks support themselves by making beeswax candles as well as maintaining a bookstore andgiftshop. The monastery is dedicated to the [[Theotokos]] and is named after the famous historical church of the Panagia of Blachernae in [[Constantinople]].
The monastery celebrates its feast day on [[July 2]], the feast of the Deposition of the Sacred Robe of the [[Theotokos ]] at Vlahernes. All services are in Greek and follow the Athonite [[typicon]].
==External links==
*[http://www.panagiavlahernon.org/Official Website of the Monastery]
*[http://www.patriarchate.org/ecumenical_patriarchate/chapter_4/html/blachernae.html The Church of Panagia of Blachernae]
*[http://www.goarch.org/en/archdiocese/yearbook/corrections/2005-06-YBCorrections.pdf 2005-06 Yearbook Corrections] for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America yearbook (PDF, p. 3 of 6)
*[http://omna.malf.net/vlahern.htm Orthodox Monasteries of North America listing]
[[Category:American Monasteries]]
[[Category:Greek Monasteries]]
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