February 23, 2016
Holy Cross Orthodox Press publishes an Extensive "Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries"

The first-ever comprehensive "Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries" has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America and its coordinator and sociologist, Alexei Krindatch.

Drawing on extensive research, as well as fascinating stories and "insider" anecdotes, the Atlas offers readers a scholarly introduction into traditions of Eastern Christian monasticism and a history of Orthodox monasteries in America, a full and comprehensive directory of nearly 80 American Orthodox Christian monasteries, an enticing travel guide for those seeking to visit American monasteries and to "sample" monastic life.

In addition, twenty-three featured monasteries share their "personal stories" and offer a glimpse in the surprising spiritual appeal of monastic life in 21st century America.

150 pages of text are accompanied by four sets of color maps and more than one hundred photographs depicting everyday lives of U.S. Orthodox monasteries. The Atlas is "album size," 9x11".

The Atlas can be purchased ($19.95) on Amazon.com or directly from the publisher, Holy Cross Orthodox Press:

Holy Cross Bookstore
50 Goddard Ave.
Brookline, MA, 02445

Phone: 1 (800) 245-0599, e-mail: bookstore@hchc.edu, or online: www.holycrossbookstore.com.

Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese