The brotherhood of Holy Resurrection Monastery is always looking for men who are willing to dedicate their lives to Christ and His Church through the Eastern Christian tradition of prayer and hospitality. If this is something you would like to, or if you would like to know more about a vocation with us, please contact Abbot Nicholas. Women interested in a vocation as a nun at Holy Theophany Monastery should also contact Abbot Nicholas. The initial contact should be a letter, email or phone call. We’ll take it from there!
The best advice anyone can give anyone looking into monastic life comes from the following exchange in St. John’s Gospel:
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”
They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
“Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”
- John 1:37-39
No one survives even a day in a monastery - let alone a life time - unless they are truly followers of Jesus. But to know what that means in practice is impossible to convey as theory. Monastic life is practice (praxis) in discipleship. The only way to know if it’s for you is to “come, and see.”
The Abbot will be delighted to help you through this process of discernment. But never forget the only real “vocations director” is the Spirit of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
We look forward to hearing from you!