St. Joseph Monastery

A new monastery and a new beginning

IMG 3603The Week of Weeks in the Chaldean church is always a beautiful time. In the East, each day of the week following Easter is considered Sunday. The Resurrection is so big that it can’t only last for one day. The power of Christ’s rising is remembered every single day the week following Easter.

For St. Peter Diocese, this particular Week of Weeks contains historic events that will be remembered in this diocese for years. One of these events took place on Wednesday, April 9, 2015 with the opening of St. Joseph Monastery. The newly established monastery is equipped to house up to 6 monks. Currently, three monks live in the monastery, one of them being the soon to be Father Ankido Sipo.

The monastery was blessed by the Bishop and clergy, then left open for the faithful to see the house.