Orthodox Monasticism is Growing in America

In the US, conversion to the Orthodox faith has dramatically increased over the last fifty years. English-speaking Orthodox monasteries like Holy Cross are still relatively new to the West, but they too are experiencing unprecedented growth as men and women from all walks of life make the choice to dedicate their lives to prayer and service to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Since 2010 our monastery has more than doubled in size, and many others are still seeking to join our brotherhood once space permits. By God’s grace we have been able to grow and thrive through the work of our hands and the generous contributions of the faithful who support us, and we are still actively building the monastery so that more men can come join us in our life of repentance.

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Archimandrite Seraphim has blessed for all monastic church services to be livestreamed for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

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Featured Items

This collection of new, seasonal, and noteworthy products has been specially curated for you by our monks.

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Incense & Worship

Athonite Style Incense is handmade by our monks from pure frankincense resin and fragrance oils, then cut for use in charcoal burning censers.

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Bath & Home

Our monastery produces a variety of natural bath and home products. From olive oil castile bar & liquid soap to scented soy wax candles & beeswax lip balm, we make everything from the highest quality ingredients.

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Food & Gifts

Our monastery offers a selection of handbaked goods, pure honey from our own bees, and fine imported handicrafts for festive occasions.

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Candles & Devotional

Our attached convent produces 100% beeswax candles; we also carry a wide variety of other items—prayer ropes, censers, oils & oil lamps—to enrich your personal devotional life.

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