What Is A Monastery.

 

The Monastery is a place where Christian souls that desire to dedicate themselves totally to God take refuge, occupy themselves constantly with God, pray unceasingly, and glorify His Name while simultaneously they cleanse themselves internally and strive to become holy.

When a man approached Jesus and asked “Teacher, what do I do to inherit eternal life?’’Jesus answered him, ‘’You know the commandments: Do not kill, Do no commit adultery, Honor thy father and mother.....” The man said to Him, ’Teacher, all these I have observed from my youth.’’ And Jesus said, ‘’One thing thou lackest. Go, sell what you have, and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.’’ ( Mark 10:17-21)

In these Bible verses we find the foundation and the blessing from God for the Monastic life. This life was also blessed by our Holy Orthodox Church and placed it in a separate order. Hundreds and thousands of monastics sanctified their lives, became Holy and are the fountain of sanctification for the entire Orthodox Church.

With their hands raised up to the heavens daily they balance the scale of God’s Justice, entreat mercy for themselves and the entire world.

The Monastery keeps the faith pure, and the traditions of the Church.

Remaining uninfluenced from worldly spirits, it maintains the sterling life and the life of the Saints of our Church. The Holy Monastics become the charismatic teachers of the faithful people, they heal illnesses of the soul and the body, they comfort the souls, and they guide them to their personal salvation.

 

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