Author: Maria Panczak

YAVORIV, Ukraine – The founding members of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, Jesus, Lover of Humanity Province, came to Philadelphia in the early 20th century from a Basilian Monastery in Yavoriv, Ukraine. The Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great celebrated that monastery’s 400th anniversary October 14-17. The historical context of the Sisters’ presence and legacy in Europe is essential to understanding the significance of this milestone. The origins of the Order of St. Basil the Great extend back to the 4th century family of Basil the Elder and his wife Emmelia and…

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