“I felt immediately that I should turn to Orthodoxy because I didn’t want to abandon my relationship with Jesus – who didn’t feature in Hinduism. In Orthodoxy I found both Jesus and the closeness with God that is a major part of Hinduism,” Mother Thaiss said.
The monks and nuns pray twice a day. The services are unique. In the Russian Orthodox Church they are conducted in old-fashioned Russian, and the congregation always stands. Here the services are in French and the worshippers are seated.