List of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in the United States

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The following is a list of Eastern Orthodox Christian monasteries and sketes, both male and female, in the United States of America.

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America[edit]

  • St. Paul Skete, Grand Junction, Tennessee. Female skete. Superior: Mother Nektaria.
  • The Monastery of Our Lady and St. Laurence, Canon City, Colorado. Abbot: Father Theodore.[1]

Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia[edit]

St. John the Baptist Monastery, Warwick, MA. Male Monastery.[2]

Ecumenical Patriarchate institutions in America[edit]

Stavropegial Monasteries[edit]

  • Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou, Astoria, New York. Abbot: Bishop Ierotheos Zakharis.[3]
  • Holy Patriarchal And Stavropegic Monastery Of The Entrance Of The Theotokos, Malbis, Alabama.[4]

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America[edit]

This archdiocese has had a small number of formerly Athonite monks who were given a blessing to start monasteries. In recognition of this, any such spiritual father of a monastery will be listed.

Male[edit]

  • St. Gregory Palamas Monastery, Hayesville, Ohio. Abbot, Archimandrite Joseph. [1]
  • St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, Florence, Arizona. Abbot: Archimandrite Paisios. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. [2]
  • Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery, Kendalia, Texas. Archimandrite Dositheos. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. [3]
  • Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery, Williston, Florida. Archimandrite Polycarp. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. [4]
  • Holy Trinity Monastery Greek Orthodox Monastery, Smith Creek, Michigan. Hieromonk Joseph. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona.
  • Panagia Pammakaristou Greek Orthodox Monastery, Lawsonville, North Carolina. Hieromonk Nektarios. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. [5]
  • St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Monastery, Roscoe, New York. Archimandrite Joseph. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. [6]
  • Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Monastery, Harvard, Illinois. Father Akakios. Spiritual Father: Ephraim of Arizona.
  • St. Arsenius Hermitage, Decatur, Texas. Father Gregory. [7]

Female[edit]

  • Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple Skete, Hayesville, Ohio. Abbess Theadelphi. Spiritual Father: Archimandrite Joseph. Home
  • Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery, Saxonburg, Pennsylvania. Abbess Theophano. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. [8]
  • Holy Protection Greek Orthodox Monastery, White Haven, Pennsylvania. Abbess Olympiada. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. [9]
  • St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Monastery, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Abbess Melanie. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. [10]
  • The Living Spring Greek Orthodox Monastery, Dunlap, California. Abbess Markella. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona.
  • St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery, Goldendale, Washington. Abbess Efpraxia. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. St. John the Forerunner | Greek Orthodox Monastery
  • Holy Annunciation Greek Orthodox Monastery, Reddick, Florida. Abbess Agapia. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. [11]
  • Panagia Prousiotissa Greek Orthodox Monastery, Troy, North Carolina. Abbess Agne. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. [12]
  • St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Monastery, Washington, Texas. Abbess Paraskevi. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephraim of Arizona. [13]
  • All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery, Calverton, Long Island, New York. Abbess Eisodia. [14]
  • Paracletos Greek Orthodox Monastery, Abbeville, South Carolina. Abbess Pavlina. [15]

Georgian Orthodox Church[edit]

Male[edit]

Female[edit]

Orthodox Church in America[edit]

  • Companions of New Skete (Emmaus House), Cambridge, New York. Superior: Sr Melanie Updike.
  • Ss. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Chapel, Spruce Island, Alaska.
  • Protecting Veil of the Theotokos Orthodox Community, Anchorage, Alaska.

Male[edit]

  • Athonite Saints Orthodox Hermitage, Hanover, Illinois. Superior: Father Savvas.[16]
  • St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery, South Canaan, Pennsylvania. Abbot: Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer).
  • New Skete, Cambridge, New York. Prior: Father Christopher.
  • The Ascension of Our Lord Monastery, Detroit, Michigan. Superior: Archimandrite Mihail.
  • Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael, Canones, New Mexico. Abbot: Monk Silouan. (Julian Calendar) [17]
  • St. John of Shanghai Monastery, Manton, California. Superior: Hieromonk Innocent (Green).[18]
  • Holy Cross Monastery, Castro Valley, California. Superior: Archimandrite Theodor (Micka). [19]
  • Hermitage of the Annunciation (Goose Chase Monastery), Watford, Nova Scotia. Superior: Hieromonk Roman (Bonnel). [20]
  • Hermitage of St. Anthony the Great, Westport, Ontario. Superior: Monk Pierre (Vachon).
  • Holy Transfiguration Hermitage, Gibsons, British Columbia.
  • St. John the Baptist Monastery, Phoenix, Arizona. [21]
  • St Romanos Hermitage, Williamston, Michigan. Superior: Father Cosmos. (Bulgarian Diocese of the OCA). St Romanos Orthodox Hermitage

Female[edit]

Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas[edit]

Male[edit]

Female[edit]

  • Protection of the Mother of God Monastery, Ellenville, New York, United States. Mother Ambrozia.
  • Holy Annunciation Hermitage, 10087 W. Rolling Meadows Dr., Westville, IN 46391. Mother Theodora.
  • Holy Dormition of the Mother of God, 3389 Rives Eaton Rd, Rives Junction, MI 49277. Marian Cristian Rosu [25]

Russian Orthodox Church[edit]

Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia[edit]

Male[edit]

Female[edit]

  • Monastery of the Dormition, Stavropegial Convent of the Dormition Novo-Diveevo, Nanuet, New York. Superior: Abbess Makaria. [39]
  • Convent of the Great Martyr Catherine, Sonora, California. (Formerly St Silouan the Athonite). Consecrated in 2015. Superior: Abbess Catherine. [40]
  • Convent of St Elizabeth, Mohawk, New York. Superior: Mother Elisabeth. Home
  • Convent of the Nativity, Wayne, West Virginia. Superior: Nun Theodora. [41]
  • Monastery of the Glorious Ascension, Resaca, Georgia.[7]
  • New Tikhvin Skete of the Holy Mother of God, Palm Coast, Florida. Superior: Mother Elizabeth (Klipa - Bacha)[8]
  • St. Paisius Monastery, Safford, Arizona. Superior: Abbess Michaila. St. Paisius Monastery — We specialize in prayer ropes.

Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada[edit]

Male[edit]

Female[edit]

St. Xenia Metochion Monastery, Indianapolis, Indiana. Nun Katherine, Superior.[20]

Greek Orthodox Old Calendarists[edit]

See Greek Old Calendarists, as they are separated from Eucharistic communion with the local Orthodox Churches.

Male[edit]

Holy Orthodox Church in North America

  • Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Monastery (Boston Monks), Brookline, Massachusetts. Abbot Isaac. [43] [44]
  • Holy Ascension Skete, York, Maine

Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles

  • Abbey of the Holy Name, West Milford, New Jersey (Western Rite). [45]

Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece

  • Monastery of the Holy Ascension, Woodstock, New York. Metropolitan Demetrios. [46]
  • St. Gregory Palamas Monastery, Etna, California. Abbot Archimandrite Akakios
  • St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery, Cobleskill, New York. Abbot Metropolitan Demetrios [47]
    • Monastery of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos, Preston Hollow, New York. Igoumen Hieromonk Damian. Dependency of St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery
    • St. John the New Almsgiver Hermitage Argyle, Nova Scotia Dependency of St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery
    • Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Dependency of St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery
    • Hermitage of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Santa Cruz Naranja, Guatemala Dependency of St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery
  • Monastery of Saint Gregory of Sinai, Kelseyville, California. Abbot Bishop Sergios of Portland

Female[edit]

Holy Orthodox Church in North America

  • Holy Nativity Convent, Brookline, Massachusetts. Abbess Mother Seraphima

[48]

  • Convent of Saint Mary Magdalene, Warrenton, Virginia. Abbess Mother Eirene

Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece

  • Saint Syncletike Monastery, Farmingdale, New York. Metropolitan Demetrios. [49]
  • Convent of St. Anna, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Convent of the Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary, Bluffton, Alberta, Canada
  • Convent of St. Elizabeth the Grand Duchess of Russia, Etna, California. Abbess Mother Elizabeth [50]

References[edit]

  1. ^ HOME
  2. ^ St. John the Baptist Monastery
  3. ^ Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou
  4. ^ Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο
  5. ^ "Home". stiakovosnewstudion.org.
  6. ^ "Home". saintnina-monastery.org.
  7. ^ "Home". motga.org.
  8. ^ http://www.NewTikhvinSketeoftheHolyMotherofGod.org, Mother Elizabeth tonsured to the monastic rank of the Small Schema November 22, 2015 by Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral): Outreach Ministry Location: Christmas Monastery School of Music and the Sacred and Creative Arts, 4750 E. Moody Blvd., #213, Bunnell, Florida 32110
  9. ^ "Most Holy Mother of God Serbian Orthodox Monastery, Springboro, United States".
  10. ^ "Monastery of the Meeting of the Lord". www.facebook.com. Retrieved July 10, 2023.
  11. ^ "Home". archangelmichaelskete.org.
  12. ^ "Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Saint Nikolaj Bishop of Zica - GuideStar Profile".
  13. ^ "07312014".
  14. ^ "Facebook Post". Facebook. Retrieved July 10, 2023.[user-generated source]
  15. ^ a b c Saint Herman of Alaska Monastery pokrov.org[dead link]
  16. ^ "Contact Us - Diocese of Western America". September 12, 2014.
  17. ^ "Clergy".
  18. ^ "Home". motherofgodmonastery.com.
  19. ^ "Serbian Orthodox Monastery Marcha". www.facebook.com. Retrieved July 10, 2023.
  20. ^ "St. Xenia Metochion (St. Xenia Monastic Community), Indianapolis, United States".
  21. ^ a b "Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete". archangelmichael. Retrieved July 10, 2023.

External sources[edit]

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