On May 5, 2023, the hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Bishop Photios of Zvornica-Tuzlan, received the Russian nun Philothea in the Diocese of Zvornica-Tuzlan in the city of Bijeljina in the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
With the blessing of Bishop Photius, Nun Philothea was appointed abbess of the monastery in honor of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky in Uglevik. Prior to joining the Diocese of Zvornitsa-Tuzlan, Nun Philothea lived for 12 years in a convent on the island of Aegina in Greece, where the relics of St. Nectarius of Aegina reside.
Proton-vicar Srdjan Vasilevich, in whose parish the Alexander Nevsky Monastery is located, was also present at the reception.
The monastery in honor of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky was founded in 2020 by Bishop Photios of Zvornitsko-Tuzlansky at the church of the same name, built by Russian paratroopers from the peacekeeping contingent of the Stabilization Forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina stationed in the city of Uglevik.
The church was consecrated in 1997 by the chairman of the Synodal Department for Interaction with the Armed Forces, Bishop Savva of Krasnogorsk and Bishop Vasily Zvornitsko-Tuzlansky, and after the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers in 1999, it was transferred to the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Since 2020, the improvement of the monastery has been carried out with the assistance of the Foundation for the Support of Christian Culture and Heritage.