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Welcome to Monachos.net, a web site dedicated to the study of Orthodox Christianity through its patristic, monastic and liturgical heritage. This introduction describes the site's nature and focus, with a brief overview of its main content areas.

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Click the menu options at the top of the page for access to hundreds of patristic texts in English, studies on the Fathers, articles and reflections on the liturgical services, and documents relating to the Orthodox monastic life.

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gregory-palamas-knowledge-prayer-and-visionA study of three foundational aspects of the theology of St Gregory Palamas. Three foundational aspects of the Theology of St Gregory Palamas The...
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simeon-shamunaIn the six hundredth year from the empire of Alexander the Macedonian, when Diocletian had been nine years sovereign of the Romans, and Maximian was...
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ascetic-reflections-on-the-way-of-self-sacrificeA sustained dialogue, alternating between poem and reflection, recounting the interactions of a young diciple and an elder, on the contours of the ascetic...
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severus-patriarchs-theodosiusExcerpted from Book one of the longer History of the Patriarchs of the Coptic Church of Alexandria, by Severus, Bishop of Al'Ushmunain (fl. c. AD 955 -...
Added on 17/11/2008, 11:29
ephrem-collection-linkIn addition to the various works of St Ephrem collected already in our Patristics Master List, there are also a number of other works by St Ephrem...