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ROC MP conference on "The condition in monasteries & monastic life"

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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    Many photos at: https://mospat.ru/en/2013/09/24/news91439/ Though quoted by RIA Novosti, the last paragraph does not appear in the above DECR site:
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 24, 2013
       
       
      Though quoted by RIA Novosti, the last paragraph does not appear in the above DECR site:
       
      Develop scholarly specialization in various monasteries  -- was decided by ROC/MP participants in the international conference dedicated to "The condition in monasteries and monasticism" 
      The ROC needs to create "scholarly monasteries" in order to prepare "learned monks," said the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, On September 23 at the Trinity-Sergius Lavra at the ROC MP international conference dedicated to "The condition of monasteries and monastic life,"  reports RIA "Novosti" .
       
      According to Metropolitan Hilarion, during the last 25 years the ROC witnessed an unprecedented growth in the number of monasteries - from 20 to 800;  about 10,000 people have been tonsured over the years, and an active discussion around the project-church "condition of monasteries" unfolded in recent years, in the monastic environment and the episcopate.
       
       "A favorable atmosphere needs to be created, one that would facilitate their scholarly and spiritual growth," - said Metropolitan Hilarion.
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