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Monastery News

Updates, Seeking Things Above

“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.


  • Table saw, circular saw, carpenter levels received. 
  • Epitaphion received. 
  • Twin size beds for downstairs, Donation received, purchased and delivered. 
  • Chair for cell, purchased and delivered. 
  • Chapel rugs and padding . There are 2 – 8×11 and a 6×9 under the altar. 
  • Community room couches 
  • Gold, green and red analogion covers. 
  • Assortment of towels and wash clothes
  • Dishwasher
  • Chainsaw, saw horses,  and safety equipment 
  • Orbital Jig saw
  • Extension Ladder

*Ceiling light and fan replaced in downstairs hall.
*Some new plants and bulbs added around property. 
*Downstairs hall and bathroom painted. 
*Ramp in front of Chapel widened and railing added. 
*Back stairs repaired. Landing leveled and secured. 
*Upstairs doors sealed and weather stripping applied. 
*Blue flame propane heater installed downstairs.
*cells on the South side: cleaned, walls repaired, primed, painted, furnished. 
*Guest pantry is better equipped. 
*Main hospitality room: ceiling painted, walls repaired, painted. 
* Chapel doors sealed and weather proofed. 
*AC in Candle Shop replaced. 
*Onsite Gift Shop open. Now upstairs. 
*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

Still needed
Bedding for 6 beds – Twin
+Sheet sets (cotton or cotton blend)
+Summer weight blankets
+Winter weight blankets
+ mattress pads

+Book Shelves for community library

Material, Equipment and Furnishing Needs List*

1. Street Entry Sign:

The monastery would like a wood sign or whatever material is deemed appropriate installed at the entry to their property. The sign could be inscribed as follows: 
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Monastery
Orthodox Church in America
Diocese of Chicago and the Midwest

2. Inside building Furnishings:

  • sturdy folding chairs
  • Four (4) desks and chairs
  • Five (4) reclining chairs
  • Two (2) dressers
  • Five (5) 6’x8’ rugs for bedrooms
  • Wall shelving for five (5) bedrooms


  • Garden rakes
  • Power sander
  • Tree trimming extension saw

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

+ Health insurance
+ Donation to cover Website costs 

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   Traditional 12″ Liturgical tapers
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CURRENT – UPDATED 05-21-2022

+repair driveway and parking with gravel.
+Plant flowers (bulbs) and other plants.
+Stain front porch.
+ back stairway is repaired. Steps are safe, but railing to be repaired and all stained. 
+ repair and stain deck ramp and railing in front of the Chapel.
+ Front wood face of Chapel: strip and stain. 
+ Chapel door requires 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 cells downstairs. (Donation for beds received and purchased.) 
+Design a sign. Someone has offered to donate one. Need to follow up again. 
+Create a prayer walk. Design, build and install kiots with icons.