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A real monastery in Stokes?


While driving back from Cana, Virginia, today (a trip to get organic fertilizers — more on that later) I took a different route home on N.C. 704 through northern Stokes County. I was surprised to see a sign pointing to a Greek Orthodox monastery. I couldn’t resist driving part way down their long driveway and taking a couple of pictures.

It’s interesting how often one finds something unexpected in Stokes County. There’s a farming community of Hare Krishna devotees not far from me. The Greek Orthodox monastery is only about 12 miles away. Stokes is beautiful and is relatively unspoiled and undeveloped. With luck, maybe more alternative types will discover Stokes County in years to come.

I believe the building on the right is the chapel.

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