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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.


Greetings from St. Thekla Convent

Mother Justina shares the following photos from 2014 at St. Thekla Convent:

A rose planted from the Holy Bier (Epitaphios), Pascha 2014A rose planted from the Holy Bier (Epitaphios), Pascha 2014


The Monastery's patioThe Monastery's patio



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