It would be difficult to overstate the joy and relief it was to emerge from our monastery's lockdown this week. Nearly three months have elapsed since my family and I have left the monastery property. Though we are still taking reasonable caution, we are permitted to see many of our close friends who live in the surrounding area. I also took the opportunity to climb the long ridge of "mountains" that rise about three miles from the monastery, dividing our "valley" and the valley in which Scranton and Wilkes-Barre lie.
The website and corresponding sales system have preoccupied my attention for the last past few weeks. Our launch has gone well. I have once again realized how ill-adapted I am to the world of technology but I am thankful for Fr. Joel Wilson for his continued support and patience. As we work out all the wrinkles, I am looking forward to returning to my work with the Press. We have several exciting new titles that I need to typeset and send to print.
I have also enjoyed taking part in the ICOSM (The International Society for Orthodox Church Music) conference taking place online through the sponsorship of St. Vladimir's Seminary.
Fr. Mikel Hill