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« on: March 19, 2008, 08:28:03 PM »

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For any OC nuns that might be on the board, what is it like to be an Eastern orthodox nun? What got you interested in taking vows? What is your day-to-day life like? Finally, do you ever regret being a nun, and not..say..a housewife or other career woman? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008, 09:05:09 PM »

I would be really surprised if there are any Orthodox female monastics on here. The few male monastics you find trolling around in Orthodox cyber space tend not to be too monastic. Usually when a female becomes a monastic they tend to lead a monastic life and live in a monastic community.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008, 09:54:25 PM »

Are you saying that they don't have computers or they don't publish newsletter over the net ..or have internet home page....interesting...

    On the monks trolling ,gosh i hope thats not addressed to our saintly Fr.Ambrose[irish hermit] who has a bad heart and has to take it easy....so he has time here for us........stanislav
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008, 09:56:35 PM »

I know a nun with blessings to be on the internet for evangelization purposes. The one I know doesn't post on OCnet though.

I can put you in contact with her if you wish. PM me.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008, 11:49:24 PM »

The few male monastics you find trolling around in Orthodox cyber space tend not to be too monastic.

Well this seems rather a harsh statement wouldn't you say?

I recall a very dear monastic, reposed now, who spent a great deal of time on another discussion board teaching, sharing, responding to those in need. 

Also, my spiritual big brother is an Athonite monk, a spiritual child of one who may be canonized soon, and who, out of health concerns and medical necessity, is unable to live on Mt. Athos or any other monastery for a variety of reasons.  Yet, he spends a great deal of time on the internet with his spiritual children who all live in Europe and that is the best way for him to connect with them.  He also counsels many other faithful as their brother in Christ, directing them, encouraging them to speak with their respective spiritual fathers and mothers, praying with them, etc.  Despite his not living on monastery grounds, he lives a monastic life.

This is not to say that we must not be vigilant, for we must not open our hearts to any faceless cyber person.

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008, 02:21:34 AM »

Well this seems rather a harsh statement wouldn't you say?
Visit some of the Orthodox sites and you will quickly run into some of the self proclaimed monks. Because someone wears black and calls himself a monk doesn't make one a monastic.
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