clarkstown


May 02 2011

Russian Orthodox Novo-Diveevo Convent in Nanuet, Clarkstown, NY

Russian Orthodox Novo-Diveevo Convent in Nanuet, Clarkstown, NY. Image 1

Stavropegial Convent of the Dormition; "Novo-Diveevo" is located approximately 24 miles north of New York City. The founder of the convent was Archbishop Andrei of Rockland, then Protopresbyter Adrian Rimarenko (starets Nektarii of Optina died under his epitrachelion). In 1949, with the arrival in America of a multitude of refugees, ROCOR’s First Hierarch Metropolitan Anastasy entrusted Fr. Adrian to build a spiritual center. A former Roman Catholic monastery was purchased and a Russian convent was founded.