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Welcome to Saint Nicholas Monastery!
All Divine Services will be celebrated at: 111 Evergreen Road / North Fort Myers, Florida 33903
(239) 997-2847 / cell phone (239) 229-3871
Gift Shop/Bookstore phone (239) 691-1775
Schedule of Services Holy Week and Pascha: 7521/2013
The main celebrating priest for Holy Week and Pascha is Archimandrite Nektarios (Harding). Concelebrating priests for a portion of the week are Father Evgeny Antonov and Father Mark Rowe. Deacon Michael Criscella will also be with us for most of Holy Week.
From PASCHA until the Apodosis of the Feast on June 12 (May 30 on the Church calendar), Orthodox Christians greet each other with the joyous: CHRIST IS RISEN! And its response: TRULY, HE IS RISEN! All of RENEWAL WEEK is an extension of PASCHA – an exempt week with no fasting permitted – a week of spiritual joy! During the whole of Paschaltide, until vespers of Pentecost afternoon, Orthodox Christians do not kneel at prayer because of the joy of the Resurrection!