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new monastery in Texas
« on: August 28, 2005, 08:57:09 PM »
Did anyone go to the consecration of the new Coptic monastery in Texas?  If so, how was it?

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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005, 11:48:10 PM »
Did nobody go?  :(  I thought there were some tejanos on this board!  :)   I was hoping that someone went and that they took some cool pictures they could share.  Oh well.

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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2005, 11:33:27 PM »
O.K.  Obviously nobody went to the consecration of the monastery.  Has anyone been there since then?  If so, could you share what it was like?

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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007, 10:06:46 PM »
Here is an updated link.  The old one doesn't work anymore.


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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007, 06:11:24 AM »
Where in Texas is it?
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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2007, 08:07:50 AM »
Where in Texas is it?

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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 09:02:38 AM »
Has anyone been?  What's it like?  Did anybody go to it when it was an RC monastery?
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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 12:21:56 AM »
One would think by now that someone who posts here would have visited it.

Anyone?

"Deep in the heart of Texas..."

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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2013, 08:02:24 AM »
I guess it truly is so isolated in the desert that only those with vocations can even see its existence.  I've never been to Texas, so if I do go, I will make my way there. :)
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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2013, 07:51:23 PM »
One would think by now that someone who posts here would have visited it.

Anyone?

"Deep in the heart of Texas..."

I was there for a weekend a few years ago. The university group at my church has gone for a retreat pretty much every year. There were two guest houses, for males and females. Basically small rooms shared by two people with a bathroom, stacked two or three stories high. When I was there, our group prayed in a chapel that was basically a classroom with a Sanctuary. No high ceilings, or architecture to speak of. But it was very nice, with no pews, and the feeling of a Church. The monks prayed separately in a similar room. Since then they've built a nice big chapel on it's own. The chapel we were in was in the same building as the monks' cells, and some dining and meeting rooms. I think that now that building is strictly for monks. A monk would wake us up at 4 for Midnight Praise. Then there would be work, a Liturgy, then breakfast, then work, silent time, dinner, evening prayers, etc., pretty standard. I think Anba Youssef spends at least a day a week there.

It is on a lake, but I did not get a chance to walk down to it.

There is lots on youtube:

Here is the chapel the monks used when I was there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCFYHsByyDs

The grounds, and a procession from a small chapel to the large one (warning, processions are not a strong point of the Copts): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPMM1LC7Y3A

Coptic Youth Chanel snippet with some history, lots of shots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhjvM8WactU

A view of the iconostasis of the large chapel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i47--Bg3YNk

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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 08:19:34 AM »
Thanks for the links and description!
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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 11:28:15 PM »
Thanks, Jonathan.   :)

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Re: new monastery in Texas
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2013, 12:09:51 AM »
So ever since this thread was resurrected, I've had the Texas song going on in my head.  I can't get it out of my head!  I'll link it here so everyone else can enjoy it too.   ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGF4ibgcHQE