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Offline Rosehip

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Old Believers and Monasticism
« on: February 04, 2009, 02:14:03 PM »
Do Old Believers have monastics? Why or why not?
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Re: Old Believers and Monasticism
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 02:19:42 PM »
Yes, they do, even Priestless. In Poland we have even one their monastery.
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Re: Old Believers and Monasticism
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 02:26:37 PM »
Thanks, Mike! I had never heard of an Old Believer monastery, and wondered about that. So, you even have them in Poland? I didn't know that!
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Re: Old Believers and Monasticism
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 02:39:34 PM »
There are 4 parishes each contain about 500 believers. They are descendants of XVIIth/XVIIIth century refugees who came to Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth because of persecutions in Russia. They settled in Masuria in XIXth century. I slightly misguided you because we used to have a monastery. The last nun died in 2006. here and here you have got some photos.
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Re: Old Believers and Monasticism
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009, 05:06:58 PM »
I think there is a Old Believer skete in North Dakoda.