On [[February 18]], 2006, Nikolo-Velikoretsky monastery celebrated its first anniversary. At present there are twelve monks in the community.
Church services in the monastery take place daily in the morning and in the evening. Everyday the community prays for the salvation of souls: «Who is weak, and I am not weak?» (2nd Corinthians, 11:29). In addition to praying, the monastic community fulfills their work of penance.
The monks get their inspiration from the beneficial mediation of the patron of the Velikoretsky monastery, St. [[Nicholas of Myra]], the wonder-maker.
[http://www.velikoretsky-hod.ru/ Velikoretsky crucession and monastery] In Russian