Come and See!
May the Lord direct your steps...
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Monastery is a Church institution, living and acting as a community of women, and consists of Orthodox Christians who voluntarily have chosen the monastic way of life for spiritual and moral perfection and the common confession of the Orthodox faith. This Monastery is considered a diocesan monastery, and as such shall be under the supervision of the diocesan bishop in the Diocese of the South.
The monastic community of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Monastery is in the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) under the omophorion of Most Reverend Alexander Archbishop of Dallas and the South.
A little history...
The Nativity Of our Lord Jesus Christ Monastery started in 2009, being activated as a monastic community by Archbishop Dmitri and Metropolitan of the OCA.
The Community operates on a a12.45 acres of land and has its quarters in a large farmhouse on the property. The monastery's facilities have been recently improved by he renovation of the existing barn into a meeting hall and retreat center.
The Monastery enjoys a robust and positive relationship with the Pan-Orthodox community in North Texas and beyond. As Orthodox Christians have become more familiar with the monastery in Kemp through themed retreats, burials and memorial services, celebrations of the Divine Liturgy on Saturdays and major feast days, the monastic community has attracted more visitors of all ages. Some are mostly curious; some desire to experience the liturgical life of the Church in a small, quiet, rural setting; others come to give of their time and expertise; and, young people come for a deeper experience of their faith and to meet Orthodox youth from other parishes. Not just a few have come in contact with Orthodoxy for the very first time during the burial of a loved one in the St. Xenia Cemetery on the Monastery property.
In its nine years in Kemp, the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Monastery is emerging as an important resource in augmenting the spiritual and temporal experience of Orthodoxy beyond the parish