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Welcome to the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great! We respond to the needs of God's people today, embodying the welcoming presence of the Lord. We lead uniquely effective and innovative ministries in education, spiritual direction, evangelization and lay collaboration. In all that we do, we bring the rich traditions and mysteries of the Eastern Church to those we encounter.

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St. Basil the Great,
Jesus, Lover of Humanity Province
710 Fox Chase Road
Fox Chase Manor, PA 19046
(215) 379-3998



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Prayer for peace in Ukraine Heavenly Father, your Son taught us:
"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God. "
At this hour, we fervently pray that Your Holy Spirit
may inspire men and women in Ukraine to become Peacemakers.
May they seek reconciliation and dialogue
and end the violent confrontation and killing.
May they restore tranquility to their nation
and restore human rights, democratic principles
and religious freedom to this troubled land.
God, Our Father, we beseech you
to comfort the suffering,
heal the wounded
and accept the souls of the departed into Your Heavenly Kingdom.
And may the Most Holy Mother of God, extend her
Mantle of Protection over Ukraine.
And may each of us always live our lives
as instruments of Your Peace. Amen.

The Monastery of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great (Jesus, Lover of Humanity Province), Manor College, Saint Basil Academy and the Basilian Spirituality Center join with the world in praying for enduring peace in Ukraine. As a united body, and individually, the Sisters, students and staff of all the institutions offer prayers daily that democratic ways may be introduced, cultivated and become the norm for our Ukrainian nation and its citizens.

The prayers of the Sister’s daily Divine Office are being offered for this intention and for the intention that the relative peace that has come will be lasting.

We also pray for all the souls of those who have become martyrs for this cause. May their memory be eternal and may they have not died in vain.

We invite all to come pray with us in the Holy Trinity Chapel of the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great.

Great Fast Divine Office Schedule
Monday - Friday

  • 6:25 AM Matins

Wednesday & Friday

  • 4:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Saturday - Sunday

  • 7:30 AM Matins
  • 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy
  • 5:00 PM Vespers (Saturday Only)

Basilian Monasticism

St. Basil The Great

The Sisters of St. Basil the Great are pleased to make available to you a series of conferences on Basilian Monasticism and other Patristic topics and links.

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This site was developed as part of the Sisters' IXth General Chapter Vision Statement.

  • to come to understand more clearly what it means to live the monastic life according to the rules and teachings of our holy father St Basil
  • to deepen our knowledge and understanding of Eastern spirituality.

We are pleased to be able to share this gift with our internet community.

Kairos: God's Time
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Sisters of Saint Basil the Great Support Ukraine's Struggle for Democracy & Human Dignity

Herald Standard: Praying history does not repeat

Sister Bohdonna Podney OSBM, celebrated her 99th birthday Friday, January 9, 2015, surrounded by the members of her religious community at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, Fox Chase Manor, PA.
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As part of their extended ministry during this Year of Consecrated Life, the Sisters of St. Basil the Great of the Jesus Lover of Humanity Province are resuming their mission to serve the needy in Ukraine. This year’s Basilian Volunteer Program is tentatively scheduled from May 31 to June 13, 2015
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Sister Marina Bochnewich, OSBM, retiring director of the Basilian Spirituality Center, Fox Chase Manor, PA, was honored Thursday, January 15, 2015, for her years of service to the Center. 
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In reply to the request of the chaplain at Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great have resumed sewing crosses for distribution among patients.  
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Sister Bohdonna's Feast Day—12-27-13
How fortunate you are, Sister Bohdonna, to be connected to the two saints we celebrate this evening.  
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In anticipation of the Feast of St. Stephan, the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great feted Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka in honor of his patron saint.  
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Governance Commission Meets in Fox Chase.
The Basilian Governance Commission, a special committee of top Basilian Sisters from around the world, met for the first time in Fox Chase during the week of November 10  
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"Why I Come to Church" DVD from Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Archeparchy has produced a new DVD entitled "Why I Come to Church."
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