- Monks or nuns live in a monastery, or nunnery where there is a church.Each monastery has an archmandrite who cares for the monks.In ancient monasteries we find fortresses where monks used to stay when wicked people attacked them.
Dictionary of church terms. — St. GEORGE'S COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH SPORTING - ALEXANDRIA EGYPT. Fr. Tadros Yacoub Maiaty.
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