'New Men' Film Coming Soon

'New Men' Film Coming Soon

February 11, 2020 1 Comment

A new documentary film about our monastery is set for release on April 23rd. The project began two and a half years ago, when Sam Cox, a young filmmaker and spiritual seeker, approached Fr. Seraphim about making the film. 

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Holy Cross Celebrates Patronal Feast, Pilgrimage Weekend, and Ordination

Holy Cross Celebrates Patronal Feast, Pilgrimage Weekend, and Ordination

September 30, 2019 1 Comment

On Friday, September 27, the brotherhood of Holy Cross Monastery celebrated their patronal feast, the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord.  The following weekend, on September 28th & 29th, the annual Pilgrimage Weekend was presided over by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York.

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Architect Delivers Plans for the New Church

Architect Delivers Plans for the New Church

September 28, 2019 2 Comments

On Friday, September 27, our architect delivered to us his final proposed plans for the new church. The proposed new church is 92' x 48' internally, with a large covered wraparound porch bringing the total dimensions to approximately 110' x 70'. We estimate that the new church will comfortably fit numerous serving clergy and servers in the altar, 50 monastics in the stasidia, 150 faithful in the nave, an additional 50 faithful in the loft. There is also ample space in the covered porch (with the church doors open) in cases of very high attendance.

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Pilgrimage Weekend 2018

Pilgrimage Weekend 2018

October 01, 2018

On Thursday, September 27th, the brotherhood of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV celebrated their patronal feast, the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord.

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The Feast of the Dormition (2018)

The Feast of the Dormition (2018)

August 28, 2018

The photos from the feast of the Dormition are posted; view the gallery here:

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Feast of St. Panteleimon & New Ordinations

Feast of St. Panteleimon & New Ordinations

August 10, 2018

On August 9th the brotherhood of the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in Wayne, WV held their annual celebration of the feast of St. Panteleimon, the patron and protector of the monastery. His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan presided over the festal services, with monastic and local clergy concelebrating.

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The Feast of St. Seraphim of Sarov (2018)

The Feast of St. Seraphim of Sarov (2018)

August 02, 2018 1 Comment

The photos of the feast can be viewed here:

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Tonsure of Monk Basil

Tonsure of Monk Basil

July 03, 2018

On Friday evening, June 29th, we concluded our celebration of the Vigil for St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, and prepared for the tonsure of Riassophore-monk Justin to the Mantia and his taking of final vows. The tonsure service began with Fr. Justin being brought in by the other monks, clothed in a white baptismal robe.

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The Visit of the Icon of the Theotokos “Softener of Evil Hearts”

The Visit of the Icon of the Theotokos “Softener of Evil Hearts”

March 22, 2018

On Monday, March 19, the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God, “Softener of Evil Hearts”, arrived at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross. The Icon has been touring in the United States, coming most recently from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Washington, DC. The brotherhood gathered Monday evening to welcome the Icon with bells, flowers, and a procession into the monastery church, followed by a short Moleben.

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