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Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Monastery (Harvard, Illinois)

Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Monastery
Jurisdiction GOA
Type Male Monastery
Founded 1998
Superior Elder Acacius
Approx. size unknown
Location Harvard, Illinois
Liturgical language(s) Greek
Music used Byzantine Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Feastdays celebrated 6 Aug
Official website Official website

Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Monastery is a monastic community for men in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. It is located in Harvard, Illinois, and a monastery under the spiritual guidance of Elder Ephraim.

The monastery was founded in the fall of 1998 by one priestmonk and two monks from St. Anthony's Monastery under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago to fulfill the lay requests for a male monastery in the Illinois/Wisconsin area.

The monastery consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members. To support itself, the monastery sells ecclesiastical garments, beeswax candles, and gold, silver, and copper-plated crosses and icons. It does not yet have guest quarters, so overnight visitors must stay in a hotel nearby or find other accomodations.

Daily Life

  • Daily: 6:15am - First Hour
6:30am - Divine Liturgy.
5:45pm - Vespers
7:30pm - Compline
  • Sunday: 6:30am - Midnight Service
6:45am - Matins
9:00am - Divine Liturgy

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