Sunday, April 19, 2009

Monastère de Chevetogne



This is a monastery in Belgium that has both a Byzantine-slav community and a Latin Benedictine community all in the same house under one Abbot. Sadly only the Latin monks are eligible to be Abbot I think, but its still a very interesting monastery. Hopefully I can see it one day.

1 comment:

Rev. Mark Woodruff said...

The abbot can come from among any of the monks. The present abbot, Pere Phillippe, is Byzantine rite, while his predecssor, Pere Michel, is Latin. The monks sing in each others choirs, assist at each others' liturgies and live together as one community.

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