Dear brothers and sisters in Christ!
We are happy to bring you the good news that as of today, half of our monastic sisters who became infected with COVID have fully recovered. Thirty sisters are still ill, most are having mild symptoms or are asymptomatic. They are being treated out of the hospital, and are being seen by a doctor on a regular basis. All are fully complying with the treatment.
As we have reported previously, the sisters with COVID who have not been hospitalised are residing in a separate building. We are happy to welcome back from the hospital two more of our sisters, including Nun Juliania (Denisova).
Mother Maria (Yakovleva), who was infected but did not need to be hospitalised, has also fully recovered – her repeat test was negative.
As of this writing, ten of our sisters are still in hospital with COVID. Most have been making visible progress towards recovery.
Please pray for the speedy recovery of our sisters who are still ill and for the reopening of our Convent.
The Feast of the Protection is perhaps one of the brightest and most joyful feasts of the Orthodox liturgical calendar in this part of the world. The Mother of God will provide and comfort us if we pray fervently to her.