Russian Convent of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives is a Russian-speaking monastery, which belongs to Russian Ecclesiastical Mission Abroad of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).
We are located on Mount of Olives, which is east of Jerusalem. Holy Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ took place on this very mountain. We are also near the chapel of Ascension, also called “Stopochka” (footprint).
Our Convent history goes back to 1870s and owes its existence to ever-memorable Archimandrite Antonin (Kapustin), who lived in the Holy Land for 29 years.
The monastery follows the coenobitic rule of monastic life: the sisterhood hold all things in common, and follow a daily schedule of prayer and work under obedience to the abbess, their spiritual mother. We continue full cycle of daily Church services which include Divine Liturgy, services of supplication and funeral services. The monastery consists of sisters from Russia, Ukraine, France, Estonia, Palestine and Romanians. Daily services are hold in Church Slavonic.