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Welcome to Saint Nicholas Monastery!
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
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Bookstore HOURS for week of December 22-26th, evenings from 7pm till 9pm. During daytime by appointment
His Eminence, the Most Reverend
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox
Church Outside of Russia
Spiritual Father: Gerondas Stephanos
Chaplain: Father Nektarios
Upcoming Services Schedule:
Services will be held at 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33903. Please enter through the back side of the building.
In addition to Services scheduled below, there are daily services. Please call or email if you wish additional information.
4:00pm Vigil service
8:00 A.M. - Confessions (NO CONFESSIONS WILL BE HEARD AFTER THE START OF THE DIVINE LITURGY)
9:30 A.M. - 3rd & 6th Hours
10:00 A.M. - Divine Liturgy
The Very Reverend Archimandrite Nektarios
Please check here for postings of service times.
Saint Nicholas Monastery
All Divine Services will be celebrated at: 111 Evergreen Road / North Fort Myers, Florida 33903
Please enter through back door of building.
Archimandrite Nektarios: 321-217-3177 Bookstore HOURS by appointment.
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 the monastery’s chaplain, 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.
Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy for repose
of founder of Saint Nicholas Monastery in Florida
On August 30, 2013, the feast of the Holy Hieromartyr Myron of Cyzicus and St. Alypius the Iconographer of the Kiev Caves, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion led the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Holy Prophet Moses at Saint Nicholas Monastery in North Fort Myers, Florida. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad was joined by Priest Benedict Simpson of St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church in Acworth, Georgia; Priest Mark Rowe of Sarasota, Florida; and Hieromonk Tikhon (Gaifudinov) of the Synodal Cathedral in New York. During the Divine Liturgy, Subdeacon Ignatius Lozano of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Lockhart, Texas, was ordained to the diaconate by His Eminence. read more >>