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"SvjatoslavІ believe that this eparchy is going to become one of the most dynamic out of all our eparchies around the world. And here, in the West of America, it will be able to melt the hearts of even those who, perhaps, have lost the connection with their Church, and could help a lot of people with different nationalities to newly reveal the presence of God among us. We have so much to tell the world". His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Father and Head of the UGCC.

St. Nicholas Eparchy has been enriched with an addition of a monastic community

  On July 12,2021 Bishop Benedict (Aleksiychuk) greeted the monastic sisters arriving in Chicago from Ukraine. The Sisters, five in all, will be living in Richmond, IL (not far from Chicago) in a monastic location consisting of a chapel and a residence.  The Lord has bestowed the Sisters with many gifts and talents that they can utilize in serving the faithful, but the greatest and the most priceless gift they bring with them is their prayers. When the church prays, it becomes a living church.

  The monastery is named The Dormition of the Mother of God, whose patron is the Univ Blessed Mother, and our Sisters have brought a replica of the icon of the Univ Blessed Mother here from Ukraine.

  The establishment of the monastery is a unique event that serves as a sign that our Eparchy is growing spiritually into a large, unified family. We are incredibly grateful to all who worked diligently to make it possible for the monastery property to become suitable both for living and praying. We are most grateful to God for such an enormous gift we have received that coincides during the year of the 60th Anniversary of St. Nicholas Eparchy.  The St. Nicholas Eparchy was established in the United States with its Cathedral located in Chicago, IL, when Pope John XXIII signed a papal decree on July 14, 1961.

  During this eparchial anniversary year, on August 28, 2021, we will have the first pilgrimage to The Monastery of the Dormition of the Mother of God, where we will celebrate the opening and blessing of this monastery and we invite all of you to take part in this joyous occasion.

  The program for the day shall be as follows:

  11:00am    Moleben to the Blessed Mother.

  11:30am    Opening and Blessing of the Monastery.

  12:00pm    Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

   1:45pm    Greetings by Bishop Benedict and Clergy.

   2:15pm    Welcoming Reception with the Sisters.

    2:30pm    Youth group performances.

    4:30pm    Conclusion.

  For more detailed information please call 773-276-5080 or send questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  The location of the monastery:

  5700 Hill Rd

  Richmond, IL 60071

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