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Monastery of the Glorious Ascension (Resaca, Georgia)

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Holy Monastery of the Glorious Ascension
Jurisdiction Jerusalem
Type Female Convent
Founded 1977
Superior Archimandrite Maximos
Approx. size 1-nun
Location Resaca, Georgia
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Byzantine chant
Calendar Julian Calendar
Feastdays celebrated Ascension
Official website Official site

The Monastery of the Glorious Ascension (Resaca, Georgia) is a cenobitic convent under the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR).

The monastery, popularly known as Ascension Monastery, is located in Resaca, Georgia, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta along I-75, near Dalton. The monastery was founded in 1966 and was received into the Orthodox Church in America in August 1977. In 1980, the Brotherhood moved from Mississippi to Resaca, Georgia. After 20 years in the OCA, the Brotherhood entered the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR).

In 2003, after receiving a canonical release from Metropolitan Laurus of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), the Ascension Monastery was received into the Patriarchate of Jerusalem from the ROCOR and made part of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre, which is the Brotherhood from the Monastery of Mar Sabbas in the Judean Desert that is responsible for maintaining and protecting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other holy sites and shrines in the Holy Land.

The superior of the monastery is Archimandrite Nazarios (since 2005), and the spiritual father of the monastery is Archimandrite Maximos.

On December 31, 2005, Hieromonk Nazarios was elevated to the rank of archimandrite and was installed as superior of the monastery by His Eminence Archbishop Damaskinos of Jaffa, Epitropos of the Holy Sepulcher in America.

Following the dissolution of the parishes of the Jerusalem Patriarchate in North America and the establishment of the Vicariate for Palestinian-Jordanian Communities in the USA, the monastery was once again received into the ROCOR in October of 2010.

The monastery is fully functioning and holds liturgical services daily; many of which are open to the Orthodox public. The permanent chaplain is Father Benedict Simpson, who was installed in January of 2014.

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