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Welcome to Monachos.net, a web site dedicated to the study of Orthodox Christianity through its patristic, monastic and liturgical heritage. This introduction describes the site's nature and focus, with a brief overview of its main content areas.


Click the menu options at the top of the page for access to hundreds of patristic texts in English, studies on the Fathers, articles and reflections on the liturgical services, and documents relating to the Orthodox monastic life.

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Visit our active Discussion Community forum - Take some time to explore one of the key resources of Monachos.net: our extensive Discussion Community, which recently won the Eastern Christian New Media 2009 & 2010 award for 'Best Forum' on the Orthodox internet, with over 110,000 posts pertaining directly to the legacy of the Church Fathers and monastic traditions.

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Added on 13/08/2011, 00:56
orthodox-approach-to-mission6A lecture given on the theme of Orthodoxy and mission: what is the 'mission' of the Orthodox Christian, and what does it mean to be a missionary in the...
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basil-the-great-epistle-8-to-the-caesareansIntroductionThis letter was written c. AD 360, upon or shortly after St Basil's discovery that the bishop who had baptised him (Dianius), had accepted the...
Added on 07/02/2011, 06:19
cyril-alexandria-prodigal-sonFrom the Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke, Homily 107.   I HEAR one of the holy prophets trying to win unto repentance those who are far from God,...
Added on 04/12/2008, 19:02
justinian-anathemas-origenThe Anathematisms of the Emperor Justinian Against Origen. and to whomsoever there is who thinks thus, or defends these opinions, or in any way hereafter...
Added on 18/07/2008, 10:56
macarius-homilies-6-11Translation edited by the Revd D.R. Jennings, with corrections and additional editorial work by the Monachos.net Library Project. HOMILY 6: The gifts of...