About Novo-Diveevo

Letter from Abbess Makaria and Protopriest Alexander Fedorowski

Dear Friends and Benefactors,

With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the Novo-Diveevo Convent in Nanuet, NY, is launching a campaign to raise funds for much needed repairs and upgrades. These repairs and upgrades will help this prayerful community grow, attract additional nuns, and improve the conditions and safety of the building and grounds. With your support, we can ensure the continuity of the Convent for future generations.

The Convent is the keeper of the wonder-working Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God from Optina, the historic icon-portrait of the Venerable Saint Seraphim of Sarov, small pieces of his relics, and many other sacred objects. The icon of Saint Seraphim is approximately 200 years old and desperately in need of restoration.

Numerous other projects large and small are needed: paving throughout the property, building improvements, converting a section of the adult home to apartments for rental by members of the Orthodox community. Additional information is included in the attachment.

Novo-Diveevo Convent is a jewel in the crown of ROCOR, and is the only convent of its kind in North America. We ask our Russian Orthodox brethren, both in the homeland and in the diaspora, to join us in supporting the Convent as it launches into its next several decades.

The Novo-Diveevo Convent, like other monasteries and churches in the USA, receives no help from the government and has no significant benefactors. The Convent must rely on donations as a supplement for its own income streams, to continue its work of prayer and ministry to the Russian Orthodox community.

Please support the Novo-Diveevo Convent with your tax-deductible donation.

With love in Christ,

Abbess Makaria and Protopriest Alexander Fedorowski

Russian Orthodox Convent, Inc.

100 Smith Road, Nanuet, NY 10954

Tel: 845-356-0425, Fax: 845-371-3717


Donations can be sent via check or directly on-line via PayPal, Debit or Credit Card.

For on-line:

Click on Donate and specify capital campaign in the “special instructions to seller”.


To send a check:

Novo-Diveevo Capital Campaign
100 Smith Road
Nanuet, NY 10954

Please make checks payable to “ROC Capital Campaign”.