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Encyclopedia > Betrothal in a Monastery

Betrothal in a Monastery (Obrucheniye v monastïrein in transliteration) is an opera in four acts by Sergei Prokofiev to a Russian libretto by the composer and his second wife Mira Mendelson, based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s comic opera libretto The Duenna. First performance: National Opera Theatre, Prague, 1946. Transliteration in a narrow sense is a mapping from one script into another script. ... The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ... Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: ) (April 271, 1891 – March 5, 1953) was one of the Soviet Unions greatest composers. ... A libretto is the body of words used in an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, oratorio, or musical. ... Richard Brinsley Sheridan Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816) was an Irish playwright and politician. ... Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...

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Eastern Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (11420 words)
Hermits might be associated with a larger monastery but living in seclusion some distance from the main compound, and in such cases the monastery will see to their physical needs while disturbing them as little as possible.
Many (but not all) Orthodox seminaries are attached to monasteries, combining academic preparation for ordination with participation in the community's life of prayer.
Unmarried priests usually live in monasteries since it is there that the unmarried state is the norm, although it sometimes happens that an unmarried priest is assigned to a parish.
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