It is to just such a life that Great Lent summons us. It is to just such a life that the current pandemic summons us – a holy life. A life offered freely, and a heart given entirely, unto Christ our God.
UPDATE 2pm: we have once again lost power, perhaps due to the massive flooding that has occurred over the past two days.
Glory to God, the monastery finally had its power restored this past weekend after an outage of nearly two weeks following the severe ice storm of Feb 15th. However, phones and internet service are still down and the divine services are therefore unable to be live-streamed. Business operations have resumed, but we are severely backlogged and stock levels are sorely depleted since production was largely halted during the two weeks of the power outage.
As of Monday, July 26 one member of the brotherhood has tested positive for COVID-19 and a good number of others have fallen ill. Therefore Fr. Seraphim has decided to close the monastery to visitors temporarily, and unfortunately we will have to cancel the public celebration of St. Panteleimon's Day on August 8/9.
Because we are very shorthanded, we will also be closing the store through the end of this week. Orders can continue to be placed either online or via phone message, and will be fulfilled as quickly as possible beginning Tuesday, August 3.
Regarding live-streaming, please make note of the abbreviated liturgical schedule for this week.
Thank you for your understanding, and please keep us in your prayers during this time.