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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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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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athanasius-of-alexandria-life-of-st-anthony-of-egyptAthanasius the bishop to the brethren in foreign parts. Prologue You have entered upon a noble rivalry with the monks of Egypt by your determination...
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clement-god-pleasing-life-podcastAre there practical measure to hand, to help the Christian turn from the passions and live a God-pleasing life? In this week’s broadcast, we examine a...
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how-to-contributeMonachos.net invites your participation and contribution in a number of arenas. If you are interested in taking part in the work and mission of this web...