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Which jurisdiction has the strongest monasticism in the U.S. ?

Antiochians
1 (4.3%)
Greeks
13 (56.5%)
OCA
9 (39.1%)

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Offline arjuna3110

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Rank the SCOBA jurisdictions - Q6 - Monasticism
« on: September 29, 2005, 06:59:42 AM »
The main SCOBA jurisdictions (in terms of people and presence) seem to be the Antiochians, the Greeks and the OCA.

Of these, which (in your opinion) has the strongest monasticism in the U.S. ?

Here are some issues relating to this question:

--How many monasteries do the jurisdictions have in the U.S.?
--How well are they growing?
--How well do they function as centers of spiritual health for people (i.e., what is their proximity to Orthodox populations, general reputation for holiness, etc.) ?

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Re: Rank the SCOBA jurisdictions - Q6 - Monasticism
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 11:32:34 PM »
ROCOR. Why ROCOR? They have Holy Trinity Monastery with a seminary, Holy Cross in Wayne, Holy Cross Skete in East Setauket, St. Seraphim Convent in Nanuet, St Elizabeth Convent near Jordanville, All-Merciful Saviour in Vashon Island, a monastery in Mexico, a skete in Fridley, MN, and other monasteries around the world. Holy Cross in Wayne and Holy Trinity in Jordanville publish books, periodicals, and have an excellent online presence, as well as great monastics. All the recent ROCOR First Hierarchs and many of the Bishops went through the monastic life, whether in Jordanville or elsewhere. Bishop George of Mayfield was and is to this day the Superior of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne. He is a quiet and prayerful man, and probably a discerning Hierarch and Superior as well. The publications in Jordanville were especially important for keeping the faith alive in Soviet Russia. Hopefully the other jurisdictions will also strengthen their monasteries and monasticism, that we may have many more holy fathers and mothers praying with us and for us.

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Re: Rank the SCOBA jurisdictions - Q6 - Monasticism
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 11:38:32 PM »
The Antiochians have only one monastery and that is a very recent establishment (only in the last two years or so) so I fail to see how they could even be a contender.  The Greeks have several (one I frequent as often as I can) as does the OCA, but ROCOR, MP and the Serbs individually have more monasteries than the Antiochians.  I know that the Antiochians will have one more in a few years to come. Some land has been marked for this purpose in Bishop BASIL's DOWAMA (diocese of Wichita and Mid-America), but that won't happen until the current owners repose.
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Re: Rank the SCOBA jurisdictions - Q6 - Monasticism
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 12:08:47 AM »
None of the above.  My vote would be ROCOR.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Rank the SCOBA jurisdictions - Q6 - Monasticism
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 11:04:04 AM »
I voted for OCA because I read it on the internet:
http://orthodoxwiki.org/List_of_American_monasteries
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Re: Rank the SCOBA jurisdictions - Q6 - Monasticism
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 11:15:57 AM »
ROCOR. But as that wasn't a choice, OCA
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Re: Rank the SCOBA jurisdictions - Q6 - Monasticism
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 11:31:45 AM »
It may have taken 8 1/2 years, but arjuna finally got the question answered! (Now if only he/she were here to read them)  ;D
« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 11:32:18 AM by Asteriktos »
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Re: Rank the SCOBA jurisdictions - Q6 - Monasticism
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2014, 12:15:43 PM »
The only way to find out is by getting them to fist-fight one another. :)

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Re: Rank the SCOBA jurisdictions - Q6 - Monasticism
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2014, 07:21:17 PM »
Why is ROCOR not even an option on this poll? Without them, this poll is a joke.

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Re: Rank the SCOBA jurisdictions - Q6 - Monasticism
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2014, 07:27:53 PM »
Why is ROCOR not even an option on this poll? Without them, this poll is a joke.

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