Nanuet, New York, September 12, 2019
Daily Divine services have graced the churches at Novo-Diveevo Convent (Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia) in Nanuet, New York, ever since Protopresbyter Adrian Rymarenko (later Archbishop Andrei of Rockland) celebrated the first Divine Liturgy on the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God in 1949.
This year, the monastery is inviting everyone to its 70th anniversary celebration, on October 18 and 19. The festivities will be especially blessed with the presence of the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God and the wonderworking Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God.
The monastery is also home to an original portrait of St. Seraphim of Sarov painted during his lifetime, a Vladimir Mother of God Icon from Sts. Anatoly and Nektary of Optina, and a cross from the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, where the Royal Martyrs were slain.
The Divine Liturgy on Saturday, October 19 will be celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral), the First Hierarch of ROCOR, followed by a moleben and an anniversary luncheon.
The monastery’s cemetery is one of the largest Russian Orthodox cemeteries in the U.S., with over 8,000 graves. Among the notable people buried there are Abp. Andrei, the founder of the convent, Prince Georgy and Princess Vera of Russia, both second cousins of Royal Martyr Nicholas II, and Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy, the author of the famous Law of God.
The monastery also operates a 76-bed adult home.
Tickets for the luncheon must be purchased in advance, by October 1. For more information is available at the monastery’s website.
Read more about the monastery in our article, “The USA, the New Home of Diveevo Convent.”