In the past year, we have seen our new temple truly begin to take shape. Our new contractor began work on the project at the start of 2022, correcting some structural issues with the existing walls and moving forward with the remainder of the construction. But West Virginia’s winter meant that it was slow going at first.Continue reading
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia has sent tens of thousands of dollars to assist the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Ukrainian refugees.
Ever since we resumed work on the new church in March, progress has been extremely slow with various difficulties and complications arising on a regular basis. Therefore under the direction of our abbot, Archimandrite Seraphim, we resolved to serve this morning a special Moleben with a Cross Procession, beseeching the help of God, the Theotokos, St. Panteleimon and all the saints for this most important and God-pleasing endeavor.Continue reading
Thanks to the grace of God and your love and generosity, our fundraising efforts have continued to go well. We have now raised nearly $1.5 million, in addition to the funds we have set aside ourselves from our own income.Continue reading
Two ice storms - the first on February 11th and the second on February 15th - have devastated West Virginia and the surrounding region, constituting the worst natural disaster in over a decade. The weight of the massive layer of ice left by the storms caused the collapse of a huge number of trees, destroying countless buildings and crippling infrastructure throughout the entire state. Our county of Wayne was the hardest hit in the entire state. The monastery itself has sustained serious damage and been left without power, phones, or internet service for over a week amidst sub-freezing temperatures. However, thanks be to God everyone at the monastery is safe and nobody was hurt during the storm.Continue reading