Do monks pick their new name?

Sorry for all the posts. Do monks pick their new name or is it picked by the abbot?


  • Theoretically, monks chose one thing: Never to make a choice again.

  • I know that in St Mary St Moses abbey the monks do not get to choose their names.. im sure a lot of other monasteries are like that
  • Considering the trends of new bishop names such as Zosima, Oligious, Yulius, i dont think so
  • A friend of mine, chose his name in the El Baramos Monastery.
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