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[[Image:Holy Transfiguration Brookline.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Holy Transfiguration Monastery]]
'''Holy Transfiguration Monastery''' is a men's [[monastery]] located in Brookline, Massachusetts, and is the principal monastery of the [[Holy Orthodox Church in North America]] (HOCNA).
===From Mt. Athos to Boston===
The monastery was founded in the winter of 1960 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. A modest house was acquired in early 1961 in Jamaica Plain. The house served well until numbers began to grow and more space was needed.
The current location of the Monastery is a 3-Story Mansion, built in 1881 in Brookline, Massachusetts. The adjoining coach house has been converted to cells to accommodate the
growing number of monks. The Monastery property is mostly wooded, and is about 19 acres. Some land is set aside for the keeping of goats, which provide milk and cheese for the Fathers .
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).
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."
==Support== 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.
*[http://www.thehtm.org/catalog/index.php/ The HTM Store]
*[http://www.hocna.net/ The Holy Orthodox Church of North America, and the Holy Orthodox Metropolis of Boston]
The Holy Orthodox Church of North America]]
[[Category:Old Calendarist Monasteries]]