Dear brothers and sisters in Christ!
We are happy to bring you the good news that as of today, half of our monastic sisters who became infected with COVID have fully recovered. Thirty sisters are still ill, most are having mild symptoms or are asymptomatic. They are being treated out of the hospital, and are being seen by a doctor on a regular basis. All are fully complying with the treatment.
As we have reported previously, the sisters with COVID who have not been hospitalised are residing in a separate building. We are happy to welcome back from the hospital two more of our sisters, including Nun Juliania (Denisova).
Mother Maria (Yakovleva), who was infected but did not need to be hospitalised, has also fully recovered – her repeat test was negative.
As of this writing, ten of our sisters are still in hospital with COVID. Most have been making visible progress towards recovery.
Please pray for the speedy recovery of our sisters who are still ill and for the reopening of our Convent.
Mary of Nazareth was born around the year 14 BC in present-day Israel. From her womb would come the incarnate Logos, who would change the course of human history forever. For this, she is glorified among all women.
On January 19th, the Orthodox Church celebrates the joyous Feast of Theophany. In Christian tradition, the feast of Theophany commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ by Saint John the Baptist and the manifestation of Christ as God.