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Holy Transfiguration
Greek Orthodox Monastery

17906 Rt. 173
Harvard, IL 60033

Abbot Akakios

Tel: (815) 943-3588
Fax: (815) 943-3878




Our gates are open from 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM, and everyone is welcome to visit. For visitation by large groups, we ask that you please call the Monastery before visiting. If you would like to speak with one of the monks, or if you would like to have confession with our priest-monk, we ask that you please call beforehand in order to schedule an appointment.

Due to lack of resources, there is currently no overnight stay available for pilgrims at the Monastery, but within 5 - 10 minutes away there is a hotel and a motel.
Amerihost Inn: Nation-wide: 1-800-434-5800 or in Harvard: (815) 943-0700
Harvard Inn Motel: (815) 943-5404


The Holy Monastery of
Saint John Chrysostomos

4600 93rd St
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

Abbess Melanie

Tel: (262) 694-9850
Fax: (262) 697-1581




The Monastery welcomes all visitors though advance arrangements are strongly recommended. If you wish to enter the holy grounds, the following guidelines must be observed:

  • Guests should be dressed modestly: men in long sleeves and pants, women in long sleeves, long skirts and head coverings.
  • Smoking is strictly forbidden.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Special permission is required to take photographs.