Monday, July 03, 2006

Eastern Monasticism

The Times this morning has an article on the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of Saint Anthony in (relatively) nearby Newberry Springs. You can find it here. There are a few nice pictures at the "photo gallery" link on that page.

The article doesn't reveal anything particularly new or startling - unless, of course, one knew nothing about monasticism - but it's a nice mention from the very secular Times and gives the opportunity to cite the monastery's website here. And also to point to their almost next door neighbour, Holy Resurrection Monastery also in Newberry Springs whose site can be found here. Holy Resurrection was founded under the jurisdiction of the Ruthenian Eparchy of Van Nuys but has since transferred to the Romanian Byzantine Eparchy of St George based in Canton, Ohio. Both jurisdictions are in communion with Rome.