Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

LAURA

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LAURA - (lavra) A type of monastery which is directly under the authority of the Patriarch, viz. Troitska Laura in Moscow, Kievo-Pecherckaya Laura in Kiev.

A large, rich monastery of importance that has special privileges and is A cultural center in the region it occupies.

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