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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
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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)

Regular Divine Office Schedule
Weekdays

  • 6:00 AM Matins
  • 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy
  • 5:00 PM Vespers

Weekends and Holy Days

  • 7:30 AM Matins
  • 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy
  • 5:00 PM Vespers

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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Vision

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.

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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

Up Coming Event: Pilgrimage
- Sunday October 1
9:00 - 5:00 PM

Come Set Aside All Earthly Cares and pray with the Hierarchy, Clergy and Sisters at The Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great Annual Pilgrimage to the Mother of God.

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Job Posting: Mother House Cook
Full - service Part-time cook

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Up Coming Event: Icon Writing Workshop
- Wednesday May 17
- Sunday May 21
9:30-4:30

In this icon writing experience, Fr. Damian incorporates the study of traditional techniques,

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Up Coming Event: women as Caregivers
- Saturday April 29
10:00 - 1:00 PM

Everyone if her lifetime will be a caregiver, need a caregiver or know a caregiver.

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GREAT FAST VESPERS CELEBRATION IN FOX CHASE
On Sunday, March 19th, the Sisters of St. Basil the Great in Fox Chase hosted the Great Fast Vespers

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Sister Bohdonna Podney - 1916 -2017
Born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 9, 1916, Bohdonna Stephanie Podney was the daughter of Nicholas and Tekla Romanowich (Chaikovsky) Podney.

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Check Presentation
Msgr. Peter Waslo, Chaplain of the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great and Spiritual Director of the Providence Association presents a check for $5,000.00

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“Lock-In” Youth Retreat
Over 60 youth, young adults, youth leaders, chaperones, clergy and consecrated persons from the Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma and beyond gathered together under the leadership of its shepherd, Bishop Bohdan Danylo,

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St. Basil Academy Head of School Search Prospectus
The Head of School is responsible for all academic programs, student activities, facilities, and promotion of the Academy.

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Celebrating Metropolitan Archbishop’s Feast Day as Fox Chase
On December 19, 2016 the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great hosted His Grace, Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka, in anticipation of his feast day. 

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Sr Saint Basil Academy Choir Carol at the Motherhouse
The Sisters residing at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great were greeted by the Saint Basil Academy choral group led by Sister Germaine Senita.  

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Sr Elizaveta speaks about the Blessed martyrs
Sr. Elizaveta Vepruk, OSBM from the Sisters of St. Basil in Ukraine, along with Sr. Ann Laszok, OSBM, visited Pokrova in Parma, OH on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm; St. Josaphat Cathedral on Saturday, December 17, 2016 after the 9:30 am Liturgy and Sts. Peter and Paul in Ambridge, PA on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 9:30 am and after the 12 pm. Sr. Elizaveta spoke about the blessed Martyrs in Ukraine.  

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SAVE THE DATE: Volunteering in Ukraine 2017
Come and serve with the Sisters of St. Basil in their ministry to Ukraine's needy. This coming year’s Basilian Volunteer Program will take place from around May 26 to June 16, 2017.  

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SAVE THE DATE: Summer Camp 2017
Youth Camp
August 14-18, 2017
Let us know by January21, 2017 for planning purposes

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BASILIAN SISTERS CELEBRATE JUBILEES
Marking significant milestones as members of the Order of the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great were Sisters Gabriel Suszko, OSBM, celebrating 75 years; Sister Marina Bochnewich, OSBM, celebrating 65 years and Sister Susanne Matwijiw, OSBM, celebrating 55 years.
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