The monastery has launched a new podcast through Ancient Faith Ministries!
"The Monastery Trapeza" features weekly highlights from the spiritual readings that are customarily read aloud during the brotherhood's meals—lives of saints, patristic homilies and spiritual articles timed according to the Church’s liturgical year.
CHRIST IS RISEN!
With these ever-living and sacred words I heartily congratulate all of you, God-loving archpastors and pastors, pious monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters, with our greatest Christian feast of the Bright and All-Glorious Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ!
On this wondrous day of great solemnity, filled with a special joy in the Lord Jesus who has risen from the tomb, I convey my heartfelt congratulations to all of you on the great and world-saving feast of Pascha and address you with the words of the ancient life-affirming greeting:
CHRIST IS RISEN!
This beautiful 2019 calendar features a full color photo for every month of the year. Each picture vividly captures some aspect of the monastery's life appropriate to the season. 9"...
Rich and smoky lavender softened with warm spices and the woodsy aromas of cedar and moss. Lavender is oftentimes mentioned in the Bible, but by the name used at that...
In time for Lent, the Hermitage of the Holy Cross presents a brand new, beautiful, English language service book for the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. For many years,...
Ideal for home use or for use in reader's services and for censing icons. A Hermitage exclusive, designed by the fathers. 4" tall x 2.5" diameter x 1.25" deep bowl...
WE WILL NOT HAVE ANY MORE KULICH AVAILABLE FOR 2019. Kulich is a traditional yeasted cake that is filled with eggs, milk, butter, honey, sugar, sweet spices, and studded with...
Pysanky eggs are traditional Paschal gifts for family and friends. Since these Pysanky eggs are individually hand-painted, the color and design of each egg will vary. Hand-painted in the Ukraine.
The risen Lord Jesus is depicted between two angels in adoration, surrounded by beautiful, enameled ornamentation. Four side panels depict the events that surrounded the Resurrection. On the bottom of the...
A hand-embroidered cover for your Pascha basket, made in the Ukraine. 12" x 22" including tassels
We have now reached the end of the most eventful week of the Forty Day Fast, as we celebrate the life of our venerable Mother, Mary of Egypt.
The details of this life are well-known to any faithful Orthodox Christian. They are not very complicated: the chief of sinners becomes the greatest of saints. This story has repeated itself many times throughout the life of the Church. But St. Mary’s life is without doubt one of the clearest and most striking examples, rivalling even the wonderful and unlooked for conversion of the Apostle Paul. As with the great Apostle, so with St. Mary, we see our Lord Jesus Christ show[ing] forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting (1 Tim. 1:16).