Holy Ascension Monastery

Have you ever considered the monastic life?  Many people may not be aware that God is calling them to the monastic life, especially in today’s secularism where we are told to seek out successful careers and life a very worldly life.  Maybe God is calling you?  The monastic life is truly the life of the angels.

Many may not know, but the Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America has a monastery named after the Holy Ascension in Bearsville, NY.  You should make a visit!  The monastery gladly welcomes guests.  Having visited the monastery myself a few times, I can tell you that a visit to the monastery is very spiritually enriching, and will allow you to discern if you might have a call to the angelic life.

The following is a video recently taken on the grounds of Holy Ascension Monastery, showing the construction of the new Catholicon bearing the name of Hagia Sophia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=97k-2FeqIVM  It will be a 1/5th replica of the original Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.

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