St. Sabbas the Sanctified Monastery (Harper Woods, Michigan)

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St, Sabbas the Sanctified Orthodox Monastery is a male monastic community of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia .

St. Sabbas Orthodox Monastery, located in Harper Woods, Michigan, is a monastery for men that follows the patristic Julian calendar and Russian typikon. The monastery was founded in 1999 as a center for liturgical arts in conjunction with traditional monastic standards.

The monastery is situated on an approximately six acres estate that includes the monastery Katholicon[1], the library[2] of over 6,000 books, the abbot's quarters, the metropolitan's Archpastoral apartment, the trapeza, gift shop, candle shop, and bakery. Ground will soon be broken for the artisans' studios.

The monastery is surrounded by gardens[3], fountains, and mosaic shrines, very much in the style of the ancient monasteries of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Romania.


  • Abbot: Archimandrite Pachomius, Abbot of St. Sabbas Orthodox Monastery.


  • [4] Monastery website