Thanks be to God and through the prayers of St. Panteleimon, it appears that the COVID-19 pandemic is finally receding in our part of the world. Therefore in consultation with our monastery physician, Archimandrite Seraphim has decreed effectively immediately that all masking and social distancing requirements have been lifted at Holy Cross Monastery for our pilgrims and visitors (regardless of vaccination status). We now only ask that anyone who is having symptoms or who has been exposed to someone with symptoms in the past two weeks refrain from visiting.
We will of course continue to pray for those throughout the world who are still suffering from this pandemic. May God grant to everyone health of body and, most importantly, the salvation of our souls!