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Greek Monks and Nuns
Greek Monks and Nuns, of whatever order, consider St Basil as their founder and common father, and esteem it the highest crime to deviate in the least from his constitutions. There are several beautiful convents with churches, in which the monks perform divine service day and night. Some of the monks are coenobites, or live together, wear the same habit, eat at the same table, and pursue the same exercises and employments.