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Novo-Diveevo Convent (it is often spelled as Novo-Diveyevo, Novo-Diveievo or Novodiveevo, Russian: Ново-Дивеево - "New Diveyevo") is a female monastic community in Nanuet, Rockland County, New York in the United States. It is under the auspices of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. It is also called the Stavropighial Convent of the Holy Dormition. Locally and officially it is simply called The Russian Orthodox Convent. They are well known around the Eastern American Diocese ( for their alter server's experience and creativity, specifically on their organization and professionalism.


The Convent is home to one of the largest Russian Orthodox Christian Cemeteries in the United States. There are over 8,000 graves divided into 5 areas.

Adult Home

An Adult Home, which is called the Old Peoples Home (OPH), is also operated by the convent. It houses a 76 bed facility.


The head of the Convent is Abbess Makaria.


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