It has now been several months since we announced the halt of construction on the new church due to discovery of financial malfeasance by our contractor. We have spent these months working closely and coordinating with our attorneys, with various contracting and engineering firms, as well as with the church designer Andrew Gould, and we are finally ready to share an update on everything as well as the current outlook for continuation of the work.Continue reading
On Monday, September 27 the brotherhood of Holy Cross Monastery celebrated their patronal feast day, the Exaltation of the Precious Cross. Celebrations were led by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, and during the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy he ordained Fr. Isaac to the holy diaconate.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
UPDATE: as of Thursday, August 12, Archimandrite Seraphim, Fr. Benedict, and Fr. Damascene have all been released from the hospital and are recovering at home. Altogether 20 of our 26 community members have fallen ill with the coronavirus, but thanks be to God and to St. Panteleimon everyone is either stable or recovering.Continue reading
Please note that due to this outbreak of the virus, Fr. Seraphim has decided to close the monastery to visitors through the end of August.
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