Saint Nektarios Monastery

Daily Life

The Monastery follows the cenobitic rule of monastic life. The entire brotherhood of monks and novices follow a common daily schedule of prayer and work under obedience to the abbot. The monks’ daily program begins at midnight with personal prayer time and spiritual reading, followed by the Divine Liturgy. After a rest period and a light breakfast, the monks begin their work day, attending to prayer and their tasks till evening. Tasks include construction, grounds keeping, gardening, publishing, food preparation, and offering hospitality. The day ends with evening Vespers followed by dinner and Compline.