December 22nd, 2011

priest in a monastery

A Christian monastery -- the closest approximation would be Russian Orthodox, early 18th century, but really I can work with the info from just about any modern-era monastery.  It's also in an isolated area, so there would not be a nearby church.

How many of the monks would plausibly be ordained? What sort of position would he hold in the monastery's offices -- just as the priests?

Googling on priests and monasteries seems to turn up the most general information, without getting into structure.