Monastery Policy during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted on November 4, 2020

We are now in the second phase of reopening our monastery to pilgrims amid the continuing pandemic. During this phase, pilgrims are now welcome to attend services in the monastery church. As in the first phase, pilgrims can visit Fr. Seraphim’s grave, pray at the shrines and chapels in the central area, and visit the bookstore. If they would like a tour of the monastery, one of the brothers can provide that as well.

During this second phase, pilgrims are not yet allowed to spend the night at the monastery. Meals in the refectory are limited to the monastery brothers.

We ask that pilgrims stand at least six feet away from others while at the monastery.

We thank you for your patience during this time. May God bless you!

P.S. We have posted a video and article to help people respond to the epidemic with prayer and discernment. These can be found by clicking here:
https://sainthermanmonastery.org/2020/05/12/monastic-offerings/:

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