Monastery News

New Set of Bells Arrives
Thanks to a very generous benefactor, a full set of thirteen Russian bells has been donated to the monastery for the belfry of our new church. They were made at the largest bell foundry in Russia and are perfectly tuned.
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Visit of the Kursk-Root Icon & Arrival of the Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov
On Saturday, November 16, the Hermitage was blessed with a visitation of the Mother of God's Kursk-Root Icon, an ancient and miracle-working icon which is considered the protectress of the Russian Church Abroad. At the same time, relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov arrived as a gift to the monastery by the brotherhood of St. Tikhon's Monastery in Pennsylvania. St. Seraphim himself was healed as a child by the Kursk-Root Icon of a severe illness, and this second meeting of the two at our humble monastery was the cause of great joy and gratitude amongst all the brethren.
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Beautiful New Icon of St. Panteleimon Arrives at the Hermitage
On Thursday, March 23rd a beautiful new icon of St. Panteleimon with scenes of his life arrived safely at the Hermitage just before Great Compline. The brotherhood greeted St. Panteleimon with the ringing of bells and incense, thereafter processing to the church where Igumen Andrew with the brotherhood performed the rite of the blessing of the icon. They sang the magnification to St. Panteleimon while venerating the icon and were all anointed with the holy oil of St. Panteleimon.
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