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The Church is ecumenical, catholic, God-human, ageless, and it is therefore a blasphemy—an unpardonable blasphemy against Christ and against the Holy Ghost—to turn the Church into a national institution, to narrow her down to petty, transient, time-bound aspirations and ways of doing things. Her purpose is beyond nationality, ecumenical, all-embracing: to unite all men in Christ, all without exception to nation or race or social strata. - St Justin Popovitch

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Thursday, 27 December 2012

AN ORTHODOX MONASTERY IN POLAND

my source:http://www.en.monasterujkowice.pl/
Orthodox Monastery of the sts. Cyril and Methodius in Ujkowice  (Poland)

       In the summer of 1986, two hieromonks, Fr.Nikodem and Fr.Atanazy, settled in the Carpathian foothills southeast Poland in the village of Ujkowice, not far from the city of PrzemyL?l. They purchased a farmers field and an old barn in which they had their first living quartery. they next began the bulding of a Monastery. They began practically from zero in an empty field and built with their own hands. After some time, they began to be joined by young men who also had the desire to become monks, and together they began erecting a traditional Orthodox Monastery.

      Now after 22 years, there are 14 monks and much has been built. In this handful of pictures presented below you may get a small glimpse into our everyday reality, our daily tasks, and our divine services. you may find many more pictures in our main internet website at www.monasterujkowice.pl




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