11/15/10: Archon conference participants visit the Monastery of Chevetogne

On Monday, November 15, 2010, participants of the International Archon Religious Freedom Conference visited the Monastery of Chevetogne which was founded in 1925.

The monastery was founded by Dom Lambert Beauduin (1873-1960). This monk of the Benedictine Abbey of Mont Cesar (Louvain) was previously deeply involved with the liturgical movement in Belgium. When he came to know the Orthodox Christian East, he realized the extent to which the Churches were divided, and started to work for a foundation of a monastery devoted to Christian unity between Rome and the Orthodox Christian world. In the Monastery, there is a Byzantine church built as a permanent and visible sign of the constant prayer for unity of the Christian community and for all to see the spiritual treasures of the Christian East. The Church is dedicated to the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (1957).
The Chevtogne region of Belgium. (Photo by J. Mindala)
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