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Welcome to Saint Nicholas Monastery!
Welcome to Saint Nicholas Monastery! The sacred Monastery of Saint Nicholas is an Orthodox Christian monastery for women under the omophorion of His Eminence, the Most Reverend Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).
The Monastery is situated on a beautiful 11-acre property which, with the help of volunteers, is being transformed into a place of splendor and spiritual retreat. Among the treasures of the Monastery are many holy relics, some of which are on permanent display in the church for veneration by the faithful.
Some of the Monastery's priceless treasures are sacred relics of the life-creating Holy Cross of Christ, the precious Belt (pokrova) of the All-Holy Mother of God, and a holy relic of our Father among the Saints Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra of Lycia, the Wonderworker, patron of the Monastery. Located at the Monastery are two chapels, one dedicated to the Holy glorious Prophet Moses the God-Seer and the other to our Father among the Saints Nektarios, Metropolitan of Pentapolis, the Wonderworker; the Archimandrite John Memorial Library; as well as a gift shop/bookstore; candle shop; sewing room; crafts room; trapeza (dining hall); iconography studio; various gardens; and other dedicated spaces.
Services are celebrated mainly in English, with some Slavonic and Hellenic. Spanish or French are used from time to time, according to pastoral needs. Periodically, the Monastery brings Russian-speaking clergy to hear confessions.
The nuns speak Spanish as a second language.
His Eminence, the Most Reverend
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Please check our Schedule of Service page for service times and place.
All Divine Services will be celebrated at:
111 Evergreen Road / North Fort Myers, Florida 33903, unless otherwise indicated.
Please enter through back door of building.
Our Bookstore hours are by appointment. Our Bookstore/Gift Shop is open after every service for your convenience. Please consider joining us for a service and visiting our bookstore while you are here.
Our online bookstore is currently under construction.
Gift Shop/Bookstore phone (239) 997-2847
December 2014: His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, made an Archpastoral visit to Saint Nicholas Monastery for the feasts of Saint Savvas the Sanctified, and of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, the patron of the holy monastery. During his visit, he tonsured the Reverend Father John Vieages a Ryassophore monk with the name of Hieromonk Ezekiel. He also tonsured Artemy Amonette, Cyprian Craig, and Aristobulus Adams as Readers. Reader Cyprian was further elevated to Subdeacon, then Deacon, and on the Feast of Saint Nicholas was ordained a priest. Reader Aristobulus was elevated to Subdeacon. Father Deacon Christophe Lepoutre was ordained a priest on the feast of Saint Savvas, which permitted him to be chief celebrant for the vigil of Saint Nicholas that evening. Other clergy in attendance for this festive occasion were Archimandrite Nektarios, the Very Reverend Archpriest John Moses, the Very Reverend Archpriest Onouphry Keith, the Reverend Father Mark Rowe, the Reverend Father Vladimir Kaydanov, The Reverend Father Constantine DesRosiers, Deacon Denis Lvov, Subdeacon Mark Gajdos, Reader Paul Belchenko, Reader Alexander Peretyagin, and Altar Servers Dmitry Yusin, Georgy Yusin, Valeriy Melnichuk, Nicholas Rowe. Father Mark Rowe was awarded the right to wear the Gold Cross for his distinguished service to the church and his work with the Western Rite Deanery.