Church Construction Halted

Church Construction Halted - Holy Cross Monastery

We regret to report that construction on the new church has been brought to a halt. In mid-July, we discovered that our general contractor had not been paying his subcontractors. After attempts to resolve the issues in good faith failed, we reluctantly decided to terminate the contract. We have retained legal counsel and are currently in the process of identifying and paying all debts owed to subcontractors and suppliers. This is a necessary step to move forward. We are also searching for a new general contractor to take over the job.

Our previous general contractor is disputing the termination of the contract, despite having failed to pay obligations to subcontractors and suppliers and forcing us to satisfy his debts to avoid subcontractors and suppliers placing liens on our property. Our attorneys are working to ascertain all relevant information (including hiring an expert to assess the total value of work done on the project to date), and will be advising us on how best to proceed in this matter.

We apologize sincerely to all of the many people who have contributed toward the new church, and want to assure everyone that we are doing everything in our power to rectify the situation and get construction back on track. We will share further updates as soon as we can. Please pray that God will help us through these difficulties and bless the construction efforts going forward!


  • Rosa Mahand

    We must never forget in whose image we are created. Therefore, the enemy of our God is always attacking His Saints. But by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ this beautiful church will be built to honor and glorify Him. May He strengthen your faith. May He give wisdom and peace to all and may by the prayers of Our Most Pure Mother, our Holy and God bearing Fathers and All the Saints this temporary delay be brought to resolution. The Lord is Our Shepherd. We are praying for you. Much love in Christ.

  • Mark Taylor

    I was disappointed to learn this when I came to your website today. I pray that it will be resolved and continuation of the church construction will continue. Where I live in California, homeowners have been caught off guard when this happens and end up being liable for paying the (unpaid) subcontractors.

  • Kathleen Chamis

    When the darkness gets darker
    The light must shine brighter!
    This is a call to qction6

  • Reader Aleksandr


    Our prayers and our continued support is always with you. The Lord provides for all of us. Yes you will incur financial debts because of this, but the Lord supports us and we will assist you!

    In Christ,

    Reader Aleksandr

  • Connor G Mitchell

    Be strong and of good courage!

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