The monastery is headed by Abbess (Gerontisa) Pavlina. She
and two other nuns came from a monastery in Greece. Over time
other nuns will join them. The Orthodox Christians in Greece
strongly support the monastic life. In each diocese there
are may 20 to 25 monasteries.
For many years Abbess Pavlina has been coming to the U.S.A.
making many friends and contacts. This gave her the opportunity
to see their love, compassion and desire to have within their
Church american monasteries. The prayers and faith of Othodox
Christians in America lit a flame in her heart encourging
her along with two other nuns to make the important decision
to leave their homeland, Greece and their monastery, to come
in America and start a Monastery.
Holy Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, invited them to start
a Monastery in His Metropolis, in South Carolina. With His
blessings, the blessings of their Holy Elders, the Grace of
Holy God and Virgin Mary, they started the new Paracletos
Greek Orthodox Monastery.
They rely on the prayers of our priests and the help of the
Orthodox Christians, whose devout faith and pure labor supports
every creative and spritual work of our Holy Church.