Update on Covid-19 Virus and Monastery
Holy Martyr Corona (Stephanie): invoked in the West for help during epidemics.
As many of you know we have just dealt with a presumed COVID-19 infection in our monastic community. Going through this together has opened our eyes to the gravity of the situation.
Thank God the monastic tested negative this week. We are very grateful for all your prayers!
Initially we had hoped to open the monastery back up to visitors with that negative test, but right now that seems unwise. Many of our monastics are older and suffer with illnesses that put them at risk for serious consequences should the COVID-19 virus infect our community. In order to stay strong and maintain our monastic prayer rule we have decided to curtail visitors at this time.
If you need to consult with Fr Alexii, please feel free to contact him through our web site. We are praying for God’s mercy through this pandemic, for your health and salvation. Please continue to pray for us.
God willing, we will be open for visitors soon. May God give you strength for the remainder of this most unique great Lent!
St. Corona (aka Stephania) is remembered on November 11 with the Holy Martyr Victor. Corona and Stephania both mean "crown". In the west, she is often invoked during times of epidemics. Holy Martyr Corona, pray to God for all the suffering of this world!
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all [a]comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Phillippians 4:6-7, NASB)