Basilian Spirituality Center

Experience a sacred place of prayer, reflection, and hospitality in the Eastern Catholic tradition.

About the Spirituality Center

The Basilian Spirituality Center is more than physical space – it is a focus for spiritual renewal and refreshment to all seekers. The Center is a welcoming, sacred place of hospitality for individuals, groups, and organizations. There is opportunity for prayer, study, spiritual renewal and refreshment to foster transformation through spiritual and holistic growth.

To register for any of the programs or for further information, please call 215-780-1227 or email at:

Programs at the Basilian Spirituality Center are made possible in part thanks to financial assistance from the Ukrainian Community Foundation of Philadelphia and Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union.  


The Basilian Spirituality Center is a ministry of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great. Rooted in Eastern Christian Spirituality, the Center reflects Christ’s praying, healing and life-giving presence to all God’s people through programs it offers and events it hosts.

Upcoming Programs


Manuscript Illumination Program Cancelled

Manuscript Illumination Program Cancelled

October 2017

This program has been cancelled due to undersubscription. Please look for another offering of the program in the Fall, 2018.

Students will be introduced to the history of medieval manuscript illumination artists of the 10th to 13th centuries. They will create their own illuminations using gouache medium and learn the following illumination forms: leaves, turning leaves, turning ribbons, diaper patterns, and the decoration of leading letters. They will use learn the techniques for decorating gold backgrounds and will complete a final project, suitable for framing. No artistic experience is necessary for the workshop and all materials will be provided by the instructor. N.B. this is not a course in calligraphy.


Chernobyl – Causes, Consequences and Cover-up

December 2017

Michael Harrison’s presentation includes a disaster timeline with personal photographs and a video that gives a haunting documentation of the disaster site in Chernobyl and a rare view of the place and people who work and live there.