Easter 2020


Dear Friends,

As we prepare to celebrate the great feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior, we want all of you to know that we are keeping you in our prayers each and every day.  We continue to celebrate the liturgical services in our monastery – being mindful, of course, of social distancing and other safety practices.

We have taken upon ourselves the privilege of praying for all those who will not be able to attend church services this Easter season.

One thing we human beings insist on having is control.  That’s not a terrible thing.  Our human nature requires a certain amount of security in order to bring our best to others.  But when the going gets tough, as it has during this time of the COVID-19 virus, control of our life usually gets wobbly, no matter how much we try to keep everything in order as we have planned.  When we are not sure about trusting what is going on, it is time to turn to the Risen One who does know more than we do. We may not like to admit this when we are invaded by overwhelming distress and grasping on to the thinnest straw of calmness.

This is a time to hold on to the words of Jesus to his disciples, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you”…”Do not be afraid, I am with you always”…  We all must dig a little deeper into our faith, trusting Our Risen Lord to be faithful to his promises and to share with us the joy of new life.

So, again, we proclaim with joy and faith:  CHRIST IS RISEN!  INDEED, HE IS RISEN!


With our love, prayers, and gratitude to all of you,


Sister Ruth & the Sisters of St. Basil