Stift Geras

Byzantine Chapel

As early as the 1960’s, the famous Norbertine father and founder of “Aid to the Church in Need”, Rev. Fr. Werenfried van Straaten O.Praem. envisioned the Abbey of Geras as a bridgehead to the churches of the Christian East.  Since the 1970’s the abbey has hosted numerous icon painting courses.
It has been the desire of several popes, beginning in the last century with Benedict XV. and continuing through to John Paul II, as well as various Roman congregations and other Church organizations, that monasteries in West become more active and interested in Eastern Christian spirituality and liturgy.  It is in  answer to this desire, that the Abbey of Geras has established its Byzantine Chapel. 
This chapel, which will be dedicated to the Ressurection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Chirst („ANASTASIS TOY KYRIOY“) is soon approaching its completion.  This Chapel is located on south side of the abbey church directly above the Summer Sacristy.
As the spirituality of the Ressurection of Christ is central to the Norbertine tradition, our monastery community feels called to transmit the Eastern Church’s spirituality of the Ressurection to the men and women of the West.

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On this page you can view the schedual of services of the Byzantine Rite which take place in our chapel, as well as other events concerning the Eastern Church.
The contact person is our Abbot Michael Proházka O.Praem., a priest of Latin and Byzantine Rite.
(Tel.: +432912/345-257 oder Email:

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