On December 4, 2015 the first celebration of the Feastday of the Church and the Monasery, Auxiliary Bishop of Kyiv, Most Reverend Josif Milan blessed the monastery of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
Ten years ago on the Feast of the Presentations of the Blessed Mother in the Temple our Sisters first arrived in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, at the invitation of Rev. Vitaliy Sydorak and began their ministry in the area. In gratitude to God for 10 years of their presence and ministry and on the occasion of the first Feastday celebration of the recently blessed monastery Church, a Hierarchal Divine Liturgy was celebrated.