Tucked away into a quiet

neighborhood is an authentic, working monastery celebrating and keeping alive the milleniums-old traditions of Christianity's most ancient lineage. 

Entering the monastery gardens, one is transported out of time, to a place of quiet.

The garden paths roam gracefully over ponds and lead to gazebos.The church itself is a marvel of authentic antiquity, walls covered in gilded, faithful renderings of the saints, hand painted by a local iconographer in the strict, traditional Orthodox style.

The Royal Eagle is built in a traditional, gorgeous European style to honor the memory and bequest of Tsar Nicolas II,

the last Tsar of Russia and

the Orthodox church patron.

Its interior is appointed in authentic French antique furniture and decorations.

The vibe is at once cozy and lavish.

Helmed by a gourmet chef from the Czech Republic, the Royal Eagle offers tea seatings on Tuesdays and Thursdays

and dinner on Thursday evenings.

The gardens of St. Sabbas Monastery
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