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Holy Dormition Stavropegial Convent (Novo-Diveevo)
100 Smith Road
Nanuet, NY 10954

Long Island and Hudson Valley Deanery

Abbess Makaria
Convent Rectress

Cathedral of St. Seraphim of Sarov


Archpriest Alexander Fedorowski
Cathedral Dean

Archpriest Mark Burachek
Senior Priest

Archpriest George Zelenin

Abbot Photius (Oulanov)
Confessor to the Sisterhood

Priest Artem Siss

Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky

Deacon Nicholas Ilyin

Deacon Alexei Klar

Phone:(845) 356-0425
Fax:(845) 371-3717
Liturgical Language:Church Slavonic
More Information:

Convent/Cemetery Main Office: (845) 356-0425
Main Office Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM weekdays, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Saturdays
Closed on Sundays

ROC Old Peoples Home (OPH)
Office hours weekdays only
OPH Office: (845) 356-8250
Fax: (845) 371-3717

Daily Schedule of Services
Vespers & Matins/All-Night Vigil: 6:00 PM
Hours 8:30 AM
Divine Liturgy: 8:50 AM


Hours: 9:00 AM
Akathist to the Holy Theotokos: 9:20 AM
Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Feast Days:
Hours: 9:40 AM
Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Wednesday evenings following Vespers & Matins an akathist to St. Seraphim is served.

Background Information:
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. There are two churches on the property; the “small church” as it is known is named in honor of the Dormition. The main church was built in honor of St. Seraphim of Sarov. The convent is home to the largest Russian Orthodox cemetery in the Diaspora. An Old Age Home is also operated by the convent. The convent has many sacred items including: a full-length portrait of St. Seraphim of Sarov painted during his lifetime, a cross from the Ipatiev House, and the “Vladimir” icon of the Holy Theotokos that belonged to St. Amvrosii of Optina.




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