The sisterhood of Holy Assumption Monastery experienced a tremendous year in 2023 with the completion of the new St. Nicholas House. This new space has already allowed us to welcome a new novice, improve the safety of sisters and visitors on our property, reopen our monastery library, and much more!
Although construction is complete, we still have to pay for the building: the $400,000 loan we received through the Orthodox Church Capital Improvement Fund (OCCIF) requires monthly payments and will come due in 2027. This means we still have to fundraise every year. Moreover, the sooner the sisters pay off the St. Nicholas House loan, the sooner we will be able to begin the process of acquiring additional property for pilgrim and clergy housing. By the grace of God, the financial support of the monastery friends is accomplishing so much!
In mid-October, two donors stepped forward to offer a total of $100,000 as a matching challenge!
Our task is to match this $100,000 by December 31st, 2023!
Every donation between now and year-end will be matched, dollar-for dollar, up to $100k. The resulting $200,000 will be a very important financial step forward.