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This area is for the discussion of topics relating to the monastic heritage of the Church, including the history of monasticism; monastic praxis and the monastic life; monastic influence and place in the modern world; the history and life of specific monasteries or notable monastics; the Holy Mountain of Athos, heart of Orthodox monasticism, etc.


Monastic structure

Types of monasticism, 'orders', typika, rites, and other discussions on the structure of monastic life.

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What vestment is this? - last post by Brian Rowlands

Monastic praxis

The manner of monastic life, principles of monasticism, monastic ascesis, entry into monasticism, etc.

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Idiorrythmic rule of life - last post by Loucas

The Holy Mountain: Mount Athos

All discussions relating to Athonite monasticism, life on the Holy Mountain, and related themes.

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Products Made on Mt Athos - last post by Kosta

Specific monasteries

Specific monasteries and their histories, apart from Mt Athos.

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Monasteries in Cyprus - last post by LariKuuppo