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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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cyril-of-alexandria-homily-1-on-luke-24-8Text translated by R. Payne Smith, 1859. Christ, therefore, was born in Bethlehem at the time when Augustus Caesar gave orders that the first enrollment...
Added on 17/08/2008, 20:31
theophilus-synodicalExcerpted from Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Volume 6 Edited by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. The synodical letter of the council held...