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Holy Transfiguration Monastery (Brookline, Massachusetts)

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The Monastery follows a [[cenobitic]], or community-style of living, having a population of around 35 monks, including 2 Bishops, 6 priestmonks, and 4 heirodeacons. Only about a third of the monks are of Greek descent, and a significant number of the monks are converts. The Monastery keeps the Julian Calendar (often called "Old Calendar"), and has daily services, which are mostly in English and Greek with some occasional Church Slavonic. Meat is never eaten in the monastery. On most weeks, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are observed as Fast days, and on these days, fish and dairy products are also not eaten. There are additional obligatory fasting periods, such as the periods of Great Lent, the Apostle's Fast, the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the fast in the honor of the Precious Cross of our Lord (the first two weeks of September).
===Daily Schedule===
7:00 AM Breakfast
7:45 AM Working on an Obedience (cooking, translating, making Icons, etc)
12:00 PM (Noon) Common meal
1:00 PM Quiet reflection
3:30 PM 9th Hour and Vespers
Common meal after Vespers
Working on an Obedience after Common Meal
7:30 PM Small Compline
8:30 PM Monks retire to cells for rest and prayer
12:00 AM (Midnight) Divine Liturgy
After Liturgy, Monks retire to cells for rest and prayer
Concerning weekends and Feast Days, quoted from official website:
"On Saturdays, Sundays, and Great Feasts, the Divine Liturgy is celebrated at 7:00 a.m., preceded the night before by a Vigil which begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m. or later. On other feast days, Great Vespers with the Blessing of Loaves at 6:00 p.m. may be served instead of the entire vigil, with the Hymns from Matins chanted before the Divine Liturgy the next day."
The Monastery does not accept donations. Support comes entirely from the sale of the monastery's own work. Icons, incense, and other like items are for sale in the monastery or through the online store.
Visitors may attend services and tour the monastery's first floor, workshops, and grounds. With the blessing of the abbot, men may stay overnight, provided some normal restrictions to living in a monastery.
==External links==
*[ Official siteSite]*[http://pageswww.prodigythehtm.netorg/frjohnwhitefordcatalog/hocna_factsindex.htm HOCNA Factsphp The HTM Store] (Articles critical *[ The Holy Orthodox Church of North America, and the Holy Transfiguration Monastery and HOCNA)Orthodox Metropolis of Boston][The Holy Orthodox Church of North America]
[[Category:Old Calendarist Monasteries]]

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