GOA Monasteries founded by Archimandrite Ephraim

Since 1989 Archimandrite Ephraim has founded 18 monasteries in the United States and Canada. Each monastery is under the authority of the metropolitan in whose territory the monastery is located.

The monasteries are located in the following metropolises:

Archdiocesan District

Metropolis of Atlanta

Metropolis of Chicago

Metropolis of Denver

Metropolis of Detroit

Metropolis of Pittsburgh

Metropolis of San Francisco

Metropolis of Toronto

The 18 monasteries are as follows:

1. Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania (Metropolis of Pittsburgh, women);

2. Saint Kosmas Aitolos Greek Orthodox Monastery in Bolton, Ontario, Canada (Metropolis of Toronto, women);

3. Monastery of Panagia Parigoritissa in Quebec, Canada (Metropolis of Toronto, women);

4. Saint John Chrysostomos Greek Orthodox Monastery in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin (Metropolis of Chicago, women);

5. Holy Protection Greek Orthodox Monastery in White Haven, Pennsylvania (Metropolis of Pittsburgh, women);

6. Monastery of the Theotokos in Dunlap, California (Metropolis of San Francisco, women);

7. Saint John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery in Goldendale, Washington (Metropolis of San Francisco, women);

8. Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Monastery in Florence, Arizona (Metropolis of San Francisco, men);

9. Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery in Kendalia, Texas (Metropolis of Denver, men);

10. Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery in Williston, Florida (Metropolis of Atlanta, men);

11. Annunciation of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery in Reddick, Florida (Metropolis of Atlanta, women);

12. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Monastery in Smith Creek, Michigan (Metropolis of Detroit, men);

13. Panagia Prousiotissa Greek Orthodox Monastery in Troy, North Carolina (Metropolis of Atlanta, women);

14. Panagia Pammakaristou Greek Orthodox Monastery in Lawsonville, North Carolina (Metropolis of Atlanta, men);

15. Saint Nektarios Greek Orthodox Monastery in Roscoe, New York (Archdiocesan District, men);

16. Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Monastery in Harvard, Illinois (Metropolis of Chicago, men);

17. Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Monastery in Washington, Texas (Metropolis of Denver, women);

18. Dormition of the Theotokos in Cochise Stronghold, Arizona (Metropolis of San Francisco, unknown).

Additional information on the monasteries — pro and con –may be found in the related articles and links on the right hand side of this page.