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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

Ecumenical Patriarchate institutions in America

Stavropegial Monasteries

  • Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou, Astoria, New York. [1]. Abbot: Bishop Ierotheos Zakharis.
  • Holy Theotokos Monastery, North Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Holy Patriarchal And Stavropegic Monastery Of The Entrance Of The Theotokos, Malbis, Alabama. [2]

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

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.


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


  • Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple Skete, Hayesville, Ohio. Abbess Theadelphi. Spiritual Father: Archimandrite Joseph. [7]
  • Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery, Saxonburg, Pennsylvania. Abbess Theophano. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephrem [8]
  • Holy Protection Greek Orthodox Monastery, White Haven, Pennsylvania. Abbess Olympiada. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephrem [9]
  • St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Monastery, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Abbess Melanie. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephrem [10]
  • The Living Spring Greek Orthodox Monastery, Dunlap, California. Abbess Markella. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephrem
  • St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery, Goldendale, Washington. Abbess Efpraxia. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephrem [11]
  • Holy Annunciation Greek Orthodox Monastery, Reddick, Florida. Abbess Agapia. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephrem [12]
  • Panagia Prousiotissa Greek Orthodox Monastery, Troy, North Carolina. Abbess Agne. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephrem [13]
  • St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Monastery, Washington, Texas. Abbess Paraskevi. Spiritual Father: Elder Ephrem [14]
  • All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery, Calverton, Long Island, New York. Abbess Eisodia. [15]
  • Paracletos Greek Orthodox Monastery, Abbeville, South Carolina. Abbess Pavlina. [16]

Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the United States

  • St. Elijah Monastery, Dover, Florida. Male Monastery. Abbot Anastasie.

Vicariate for the Orthodox Christian Communities of Slavic Tradition

Greek Orthodox Old Calendarists

See Greek Old Calendarists, as they are not part of Orthodox Church.


Holy Orthodox Church in North America

  • Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Monastery, Brookline, Massachusetts. Abbot Isaac. [19]
  • 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). [20]

Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece

  • Monastery of the Holy Ascension, Woodstock, New York. Metropolitan Demetrios. [21]
  • St. Gregory Palamas Monastery, Etna, California. Abbot Archimandrite Akakios
  • St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery, Cobleskill, New York. Abbot Metropolitan Demetrios [22]
    • 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


Holy Orthodox Church in North America

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


  • 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. [24]
  • 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 [25]

Moscow Patriarchate

Patriarchal parishes in the United States

  • The Monastery of St. Mary of Egypt (Mercy House), New York City, New York. Igumen Joachim.
    • Holy Trinity Monastery, Baltimore, Maryland. Dependency of The Monastery of St. Mary of Egypt.

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia


  • Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, New York.
  • Hermitage of the Holy Cross, Wayne, West Virginia. Male monastery. Abbot: Archimandrite Seraphim. [26]
    • Skete of St. John the Theologian, Hiram, Ohio. Superior: Hieromonk Nektarios.
  • All-Merciful Saviour Monastery, Vashon Island, Washington. Superior: Abbot Tryphon. [27]
  • Christ the Saviour Monastery, Hamilton, Ontario. Male Monastery, Western Rite. Superior: Abbot James (Deschene) [28]
  • New Kursk-Root Icon Hermitage, Mahopac, New York.
  • Monastery of the Holy Cross, East Setauket, New York. Male monastery. Archimandrite Maximos, Abbot.
  • Our Lady of Mount Royal "Holyrood", Jacksonville, Florida. Male monastery. Western Rite. Superior: Abbot David Pierce. CLOSED
  • Ascension Orthodox Monastery, Riverview, Florida. Male monastery. Stavropegial. Archimandrite: Abbot Martin Hohlfeld. Father Martin reposed (in 2015?)
  • Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery, Phoenix, Arizona. Stavropeghial Monastery under the President of the Synod of Bishops; founded in 1983; Abbot: Bessarion
  • St. Sabbas Russian Orthodox Monastery, Harper Woods, Michigan. Male monastery. Archimandrite Pachomy. [29]
  • [[Skete of St.Demetrius] (Spotsylvania, Virginia). Superior Metropolitan Jonah.[30]
  • Brotherhood of St. John Climacus, Atlantic Mine, Michigan. Male monastery. Abbot: Bishop Peter of Cleveland, Superior: Hieromonk Alexander [31]
  • Hermitage of St. John the Divine, Syracuse, New York. Male Monastics/Hermits. Western Rite/Old Calendar. Superior: Acting-Prior Fr Stavrophoremonk Symeon Najmanje. Founded 1998 under another jurisdiction. Received into ROCOR on 14 Dec. 2014 as a Stavropegial monastic house [23]
  • St. Silouan the Athonite Monastery, Sonora, California. Male monastery. Consecrated in 2015. Superior: Deputy Abbot Monk Ignatius.


  • Monastery of the Dormition, Stavropegial Convent of the Dormition Novo Diveevo, Nanuet, New York. Superior: Abbess Irina.
  • Convent of St Elizabeth, Mohawk, New York. Superior: Mother Elisabeth.
  • Convent of the Nativity, Wayne, West Virginia.
  • Monastery of the Glorious Ascension, Resaca, Georgia.[1]
  • New Tikhvin Skete of the Holy Mother of God, Palm Coast, Florida. Superior: Mother Elizabeth (Klipa - Bacha)[2]

Orthodox Church in America


  • St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery, South Canaan, Pennsylvania. Abbot Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer).
  • Monks of New Skete, Cambridge, New York. Father Christopher, prior.
  • The Ascension of Our Lord Monastery, Detroit, Michigan. Superior: Archimandrite Mihail.
  • Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael, Canones, New Mexico. Monk Silouan.
  • St. John of Shanghai Monastery, Manton, California. Superior Hieromonk Innocent (Green).[32]
  • Holy Cross Monastery, Castro Valley, California. Archimandrite Theodor (Micka). [33]
  • Hermitage of the Annunciation, Watford, Nova Scotia. Hieromonk Roman (Bonnel).
  • Hermitage of St. Anthony the Great, Westport, Ontario. Monk Pierre (Vachon).
  • Holy Transfiguration Hermitage, Gibsons, British Columbia.
  • Monastic Society of St. Silouan the Athonite, Johnstown, Ontario. Superior: Monk Seraphim.


  • Holy Assumption Monastery, Calistoga, California. Mother Melania
  • Ss. Mary and Martha Monastery, Wagener, South Carolina. Mother Thekla.
  • Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery, Otego, New York. Mother Raphaela.
  • Our Lady of the Sign Monastery (Nuns of New Skete), Cambridge, New York. Mother Cecelia.
  • Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. Mother Christophora.
  • Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery, Rives Junction, Michigan. Mother Gabriella.
  • Protection of the Holy Virgin Monastery, Lake George, Colorado. Mother Cassiana.
  • St Barbara Monastery, Santa Paula, California. Mother Victoria.
  • Our Lady of Kazan Skete, Santa Rosa, California. Mother Suzanna.
  • Nativity of Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ Monastery, Kemp, Texas. Mother Barbara.

Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas


  • Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery, Toronto (York), Ontario, Canada. Archimandrite Nicolas (Giroux). [34]
  • Monastère de la Protection-de-la-Mère-de-Dieu, Wentworth, Québec, Canada. Higoumène Cyrille (Bradette).
  • St. Dumitru Retreat and Monastic Centre, Middletown, New York, United States. Hieromonk Theoctist.


  • 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

Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada



Georgian Orthodox Church



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