Welcome to our small skete

Our Lady of Kazan Monastery

of the Eastern Orthodox faith!

The monastic community of Our Lady of Kazan began roughly 25 years ago south of Downtown Albuquerque as a skete - defined as a small community made up of 2-3 monks. The church began with one monk who was eventually made a monk after a number of years of self-study of the Eastern Orthodox faith, church history and the study of many other different faiths. Over the years, many have come to us to begin the study of communal life and the vows of obedience, humility, chastity and stability. Some chose to go back out into the world and others went forward to begin their own sketes or communities in different regions. Originally founded as a center for first generation Russian and Greek Orthodox living in the Albuquerque metro area. These were members of the Old Calendar Church - continuing the practice of following the Julian calendar.