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“I am going.”

Today’s reading from the Holy Prophet Zechariah seems to be an earlier version of event planning. Who is

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Spring is on the way

Welcome to the Holy Resurrection Monastery News Page! This morning, the birds were competing with the Matins chanting.

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How to help?


The monastery has a secure portal here. Your gift today supports the revitalization of monastic life at Holy Resurrection Monastery. As you know, there are various necessities that will always be a factor: food, clothing, electricity,liturgical supplies, health maintenance, etc. In restoring the monastery and making the residence a welcome place for other women who would like to become monastics and to provide for guests, there are other needs. These are partial lists that provide some specifics. If you have questions, time and talents that you would like to offer, please contact the monastery.

CURRENT – UPDATED 07-27-2021
+ 1 cell on the South side: cleaned, walls repaired, primed, painted. Need to check and repair electricity, furnish.
+Guest pantry is in the process of being better equipped. 
+Main hospitality room: ceiling painted, walls repaired. Walls are primed and being painted.  
+Plant flowers (bulbs) and other plants.
+Stain front porch (in 6 months).
+ back stairway is unsafe. 
+ repair and stain deck ramp and railing in front of the Chapel   TEAM COMING
+ Front wood face of Chapel: strip and stain. TEAM COMING.
+ Chapel doors require sealing and weather proofing.  One door requires metal braces to be drilled and installed. SOMEONE HAS OFFERED TO REPAIR THIS. 
+ Interior Chapel entry door needs to be refitted and hung before next Winter. SOMEONE HAS OFFERED TO REPAIR THIS. 
+ Furnish community room.
+ Furnish cells.
+Design a sign.
+Create a prayer walk. Design, build and install kiosks with icons. 

*AC in Candle Shop replaced. 
*Onsite Gift Shop open. 
*Chapel AC ventilation cleaned and improved.
*Grounds are clean, mowed, pruned.
*Monastery online store launched.
*Guest pantry, painted ceiling and walls. Supplied with baker’s rack, new microwave, dishes, pots, pans, cooking utensils. 
*Roofers repaired a 2ft cave in on the roof above the community room.
* 2 cells on South side: cleaned, walls repaired, painted, checked and repaired electricity, furnished.
* bathroom on the South side: cleaned, repaired walls repaired, painted.
* Main Kitchen plumbing, cabinets repaired. Stove refurbished.
* Guest pantry kitchen sink and plumbing repaired.
* Mother’s cell repaired and painted.
* Monastery business office.
* Monastery website launched.
* Bathroom on North side repaired and painted.
* Community room walls repaired and painted.
* Drain spouts extended, water diverted
* 5-brick propane heater installed on the South side of the residence.
* The front porch has been restored and is safe.
* Front gardens cleaned.
* Entry and West grounds cleaned, trees and shrubs pruned.
* Purple aer, chalice and diskos coverings.
* Plumbing repaired: bathrooms North side, South side, by Chapel.
* Candle workshop thoroughly cleaned.
* A basement room temporarily converted to a Gift Shop and Candle packaging

Needed items

+A TEAM from the Chicago suburbs is coming from August 28 to September 4. They have a lot of work planned and are supplying materials for their projects. If you wish to contact them to assist or to make an offering toward supplies (list is below), please ask the monastery for the Team’s contact information. ALSO, make sure to consult the RECEIVED listing. 

+Rugs for the Chapel
+Book Shelves for community library
+Stain for front porch, repair to Chapel entry ramp and rail, stain for outside Chapel entry –  promised.

Material, Equipment and Furnishing Needs List*

1. Street Entry Sign:

The monastery would like a wood sign installed at the entry to their property. The sign would be inscribed as follows:     

2. Inside building Furnishings:

  • Three (3) 8’ folding tables with folding chairs
  • Four (4) desks and chairs
  • Two (2) couches
  • Five (5) reclining chairs
  • Two (2) dressers
  • One (1) love seat
  • Four (4) single mattresses w/pads, plastic bedliners, sheets and blankets
  • Two (2) single box springs
  • One (1) single bed frame
  • Five (5) 6’x8’ rugs for bedrooms
  • Wall shelving for five (5) bedrooms


  • Extension ladder
  • Garden rakes
  • Shovels
  • Skill saw
  • Table saw
  • Jig saw
  • Saw horses
  • Power sander
  • 18” gas chain saw
  • Carpenter level
  • Tree trimming extension saw
  • Assortment of bolts/nuts, screws, washers, nails.

*The Monastery is asking for the donations of these items or cash contribution for their purchase.


  • Assortment of towels and wash clothes
  • Dishwasher, any model Bosch, (opening is the standard 24″). SOMEONE HAS DONATED THIS AND IT WILL BE DELIVERED.

Order Candles

Your parish community can contribute to the support of Holy Resurrection Monastery by purchasing candles. Order today!

   Traditional 12″ Liturgical tapers
       $11.75/pound plus shipping

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