A Western-Rite Orthodox Benedictine Community

“Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must also be Eastern.
The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of Her heresies.”
+ Saint John the Wonderworker of San Francisco +

Our Community

We are formerly a community within the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR). We were established in Rhode Island in 1993 with the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Hilarion. His Beatitude authorized our Abbot, the Right Reverend Dom James Deschene (former Prior of the Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Royal), to continue the Western-Rite mission of Mount Royal at a new monastery: Christ the Saviour Monastery.

In the West, Benedictine monasteries are always independent and self-sufficient. They depend on the labors of the monks and the generosity of the Oblates and Benefactors for survival.

We encourage all to join us in praying the Daily Offices daily wherever they may be.


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