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New Monasticism and Orthodoxy

21 October 2010

Quite a lot has been written in Protestant circles recently about the “New Monasticism“, which refers to semi-monastic Christian intentional communities or communes. I was therefore especially interested to read about a current Orthodox example in Notes from a Common-place Book: Buy Mary Alice’s Book:

I have just ordered my copy of Community of Grace, the story of the Orthodox community associated with St. John’s Orthodox Cathedral in Eagle River, Alaska. The author, Mary Alice Cook, is a native East Texan who has lived in that state since 1976. Raised Southern Baptist, she and her family became Orthodox Christians in 1992.

It sounds like an interesting book, and one I’ll be adding to my “to read” list.

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