Hi Everyone !
I'm Catholic, and in the Catholic Church there "religious orders." These are religious communities of men or women that are organized for some kind of specific work. For example, the "Medical Mission Sisters" are an order of nuns who provide medical services in missions in poor places in the world; and the Franciscans try to serve the poor and to inspire everyone by living a life of simplicity in the midst of the world. Etc.
My question is this: Do the Orthodox have similar religious orders? If yes, what are some examples and where can I learn more about them? If no, why not?
Thank you for your responses.