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The Convent of St. Thekla is a female monastic community under the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Very Rev. Mark Sahady will serve as Chaplain of the Convent following his retirement in September 2014. Located in Glenville, Pennsylvania, the Convent of St. Thekla property consists of 51 acres of land with house, barn, a pond and acres of farmland and woodland. The property is a one-hour drive from both Harrisburg airport and BWI airport and can be reached by a 3½-hour drive from the NY/NJ Metropolitan area, as well as a 3½-hour drive from Antiochian Village.

The first Antiochian Orthodox Monastery for Nuns in North America, the purpose of the convent is to pray for the salvation of the whole world and to lead a life of repentance. The Holy Monastery of St. Thekla, with the Peace of Christ, welcomes all who seek the Lord's Holy countenance. All who would like to blessed by St. Thekla, pray in tranquility, help the nuns with their duties, or simply ask questions and seek advice are encouraged to come.

Please, help and support this most vital part of our Most Holy Orthodox Church in North America. With prayer, love and donations the monastery will thrive by God's Grace. Please remember to be modest in your dress and make arrangements with the abbess for any visitations.


Invitation to Attend Vigil at St. Thekla Antiochian Orthodox Monastery, Glenville, PA

September 10, 2015

Beloved and most Reverend Fathers, Mothers, and Friends of St. Thekla's Monastery,

God be with you all.

The Lord is Wondrous in His Saints.
St. Thekla Antiochian Orthodox Monastery in, Glenville, Pa, will be celebrating an all night vigil for, St. Thekla, on the 25th of September, at 8:00pm. We would be greatly blessed by your attendance and prayers.

Please, refer to the following contact information, so that we have an idea of how many may be coming:

Email: protomartyrthekla@hotmailcom
Land line: 717-630-8298
Cell: 443-244-0207

Keep us in your prayers.

Your unworthy servant in Christ,
Mother Justina


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