St. John Vladimir Monastery
St John Vladimir Monastery is at the outskirts of Elabasan about 45 minute from Tirana, Albania. It had been in disrepair during and after the Albanian communist regime. His Beatitude Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania has “resurrected” the facilities to working order and it is now an active place of worship. Full night vigils on the feast day of St John Vladimir had been routine for years despite the absence of a ceiling, which was completed in 2005. The dormitories and the proximity to Tirana and Durres have made the Monastery and ideal setting for the Archbishop’s orthodox youth summer camps.