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Monachos.net is currently undergoing a major server and structural overhaul (February 2013). Please forgive the inconvenience while some content is unavailable during this time, and not all site features may yet function properly.

Why does everything look so different?

Monachos.net is currently being upgraded to a new content delivery system, which allows more dynamic functionality, security and extensibility. We're hopeful that the end result will be an even more user-friendly and content-rich experience than we've been able to offer over the past 12 years. However, it involves thousands of pages of updating, and our priority is on ensuring that the vast array of our content remains available, even while we've not yet quite finished the new styling. Rest assured that what you're seeing at present isn't the final new appearance, and look forward to updates to the visual appearance as we move forward.

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.


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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Visit our active Discussion Community forum - Take some time to explore one of the key resources of Monachos.net: our extensive Discussion Community, which recently won the Eastern Christian New Media 2009 & 2010 award for 'Best Forum' on the Orthodox internet, with over 110,000 posts pertaining directly to the legacy of the Church Fathers and monastic traditions.

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Added on 07/03/2009, 09:55
new-search-engineAfter some down-time during our Spring system upgrade, our full search engine functionality is now back on-line, including some improvements. You can now...
Added on 04/07/2008, 00:00
new-books-review-areaLaunched the new Monachos Books Review: a new section of the Monachos.net web site, connected to the Discussion Community forum, which allows members and...
Added on 17/02/2000, 14:21
encountering-the-holy-mountainThe account of an anonymous pilgrim's first visit to the Holy Mountain, with reflections on its nature in relation to the world, the reality of spiritual...