New Mexico Skete Named Monastery

Date Published: 10/17/2009

CANONES, NM [DOS Communications/OCA Communications] — With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, the Saint Michael Skete here has been designated a monastery.

The skete was founded in 1993 and is currently under the direction of the Priestmonk John [Anderson].

The monastery is currently expanding its facilities with the building of a 16 x 30 ft. dormitory for future monks and long term guests. The priestmonk John anticipates the new dormitory to be finished in a few weeks.

In addition to the new buildings, the Monastery is growing in its monastic ranks with a new novice clothed on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.

The Monastery can be contacted by email at