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Various Photos: Monks and nuns; the monastic life

The monk can be an inspiration for the common man, not so much as to follow him in his calling, but to follow his example with regard to respecting to God's will, strengthening his belief in God, reviewing his habits and rearranging his values and priorities in life. He strives continuously to have the name of Lord Jesus always in mind, in heart, in thought and on his lips. The Orthodox monk is the guardian and the living proof of a long standing and holy Tradition. In an Orthodox Monastery, Byzantium lives forever as an environment of devotion and a special way of worship.

The monastic rule has as its strength to safeguard the monk in his daily life, helping him, through obedience, to keep unceasing vigil upon his inward integrity so that the union of heart and spirit may become for him a reality and lead him, as far as this is possible upon earth, to union with God. It is the primary rule of the order of Offices and also covers the obedience of intellectual and manual work. Work is itself a prayerful activity with the ascetic end in view of overcoming our rebel nature and to keep us from idleness which is so harmful to the spiritual life. Hagiography, icon painting, Byzantine music, woodcarving, incense preparation, making Church vestments, translating or writing books on the spiritual life and printing them, all arts that originated in Byzantium are still performed and flourish in the Monasteries. Art and especially Byzantine iconography is one of the basic ways for someone to approach God. Byzantium and the particular Tradition we inherit from it, mainly through the monasteries, constitute one of the main components of Christian identity. It is one of our deepest roots.

A humbile russian nun A russian schema-monk Abbess Katarina with her sisters, Koncul Monastery, Serbia Abbess Katarina, Koncul Monastery, Serbia Abbess Fevronia of the Patriarchate Monastery, Serbia
Abbot Herman with two of his novices, Holy Archangels Monast ... Abbot Peter of Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery, Serbia Abbot Michael of Sopocani Monastery, Serbia Archdeacon Gabriel, Decani Monastery, Serbia Athonite monk - an icon of harmolypi (joyful mourning)
Bishop Artemy and his monks and nuns in Crna Reka Monastery, ... Frs. Vasilije and Fr. Mardarije, Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery ... Hieromonk Stephen in the Monastery Chapel, Holy Archangels M ... Humble Russian Monk The Brotherhood of Visoki Decani Monastery, Serbia
The choir of Russian monks from Valaam Monastery, Russia, ch ... Russian monk praying Russian monk taking notes Russian monk Russian schema-monk
Smiling nun at her cell The Brotherhood of the Visoki Decani Monastery, Serbia The Elders of the Visoki Decani Monastery, Serbia The first brotherhood of Crna Reka Monastery, Serbia, just a ... Two russian monks talking
An isolated nun - Romania (1) An isolated nun - Romania (2)

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