Ministry is a way of discipline and praying for the monk. It offers him the possibility to fulfill his undistracted obedience, to express his humble sacrificial love to the other monks, to thank the Saint of the Monastery for his fatherly welcome and protection with his Grace.

   Ministry is a way of discipline and praying for the monk. It offers him the possibility to fulfill his undistracted obedience, to express his humble sacrificial love to the other monks, to thank the Saint of the Monastery for his fatherly welcome and protection with his Grace.
   It is in such an atmosphere and perspective that the monk’s everyday works that are called “diakonemata” and are executed as exemplified by Jesus “the author and finisher of our faith”. Nowadays the sisters are occupied with various activities including the traditional arts of iconography, ecclesiastical embroidery, incense and koliva (sweetened boiled wheat for memorial services) preparing, pyrography and engraving.
   Beekeeping and agricultural work such as the cultivation of the garden and orchard, olive trees and other fruit trees as well as herbs are tasks also carried out by the sisters.

   A bountiful harvest is used to produce propolis, wax salves, herbal soaps, dried herbs for tea and cooking, traditional spoon sweets, jams, liqueurs, sauces and pasta.