Who We Are
The Sacred Monastery of Saint Nina is a monastic community of Orthodox Christian Nuns under the spiritual leadership of our Founder and Elder, Archimandrite Dionysios, Abbot of the Sacred Monastery of John Capodistrias in Beinwil, Switzerland. We belong to the Patriarchate of Georgia under His Eminence Bishop Saba of the North American Diocese. Our monastery is located in Union Bridge, Maryland, near Washington, DC, and Baltimore.
Our Sisterhood has its roots in Greece at the Sacred Monastery of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Thebes, founded by our Elder in 1994. By the Grace of God and the Blessing of our Elder, our spiritual family has grown to include more Monasteries in Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, and the United States, with nuns and monks of diverse backgrounds hailing from several different countries.
Troparion to St. Nina, Tone 4
O Handmaid of the Word of God,
who in preaching has equalled the first-called Apostle Andrew,
And hast emulated the other Apostles,
O enlightener of Iberia and reed pipe of the Holy Spirit,
Holy Nina, Peer of the Apostles:
pray to Christ God to save our souls.