Well, it seems that work is progressing nicely on the Entrance of the Theotokos Monastery in Maryland. For those of you who may have forgotten, this sisterhood from Greece was invited by His Beatitude to come to America some time last year. Unfortunately, certain of Jonah’s adversaries didn’t like the idea of monasticism, so they tried to do everything in their power to have them deported. Fortunately, His Beatitude released them to ROCOR and now they can stay and practice their grace-filled ministry here in this country.
If you are so inclined, please help them out by making a contribution or, if you’re close to them, going to help them with some physical labor.
(Special thanks to Byzantine, TX.)
(Entrance of the Theotokos) – The Reverend Schema-Abbess Aemiliane and her Sisters, under the guidance of the Most Reverend Archimandrite, Elder Dionysios, by the Mercy of God are now moved into the Mother of God’s new home on a magnificent property near Libertytown, Maryland, only an hour north of DC and 45 minutes west of Baltimore.
Thank you to the many donors who got us this far and thank you for your prayers! The church and the many buildings perfectly facilitate the Sisters’ monastic presence and services, expanding their capacity to receive and serve Orthodox pilgrims and seekers and to be a beacon of Orthodox Christianity near Washington, D.C.
A creative lease with a contract to purchase has made it possible to move in without a loan with the stipulation that we pay the remaining balance over the next 24 months.
Our goal is to raise $2 million to secure the monastery’s home and perform some much needed maintenance. See inside for more information about the 131 acre property.
We are awed to the depths of our souls by this miracle of God’s hand presenting the right property, at the right time, in the right way, at the right price, to facilitate this growing Orthodox monastic presence.
Are you interested in being numbered among those who are contributing to the purchase of this beautiful new home for the Sisters of the Entrance and generations of monastics to come? We need your help to make this dream come true by making a generous gift toward the purchase of the Libertytown property by clicking here.