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WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS{{monastery|name=Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery|jurisdiction=[[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]|type=Male Monastery|founded=1998|superior=Monk Modestos|size=5 monks|hq=Williston, Florida|language=Greek|music=[[Byzantine chant]]|calendar=[[Revised Julian]]|feasts=[[July 2]], [[December 5]], 5th Sunday in [[Great Lent|Lent]]|website=[]}}'''Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery''' is a [[monastic]] community for men in the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]. It is located in Williston, Florida. [[Image:PV-Church.jpg|thumb|left|Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery]]The community was founded in 1998 by [[Elder Ephrem|Elder Ephraim]] of Philotheou with the blessing of His Eminence [[Metropolitan]] [[Alexios (Panagiotopoulos) of Atlanta|Alexios]] of Atlanta. The original [[monk]]s came from [[St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (Florence, Arizona)|St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery]] in Arizona, as well as 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 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 and giftshop. 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 major feast day on [[July 2]], the feast of the Deposition of the Sacred Robe of the [[Theotokos]] at Vlahernes. In addition, twice a year it celebrates the feast day of St. [[Sava the New|Sava the New of Kalymnos]] ([[December 5]] and 5th Sunday of [[Great Lent]]). All services are in Greek and follow the Athonite [[typicon]]. ==External links==*[ Official Website of the Monastery]*[ The Church of Panagia of Blachernae]*[ 2005-06 Yearbook Corrections] for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America yearbook (PDF, p. 3 of 6)*[ Orthodox Monasteries of North America listing] [[Category:American Monasteries]][[Category:Greek Monasteries]][[Category:Monasteries]]

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