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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The New St. Ignatius Bakery

The New St. Ignatius Bakery

March 15, 2018

Our bakery is finally up and running full blast, getting dozens of warm, fresh, golden kulichi ready for the Paschal festivities. It is the last room to be completed in the new St. Herman of Alaska building, which also houses the spacious candle factory and comfy community room, where the brothers meet for spiritual talks and fellowship.

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Hermitage Newsletter - Great Lent (2018)

Hermitage Newsletter - Great Lent (2018)

February 05, 2018

Our 2018 Lenten Newsletter has been posted...

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25th Anniversary of the Repose of Fr. Kallistos

25th Anniversary of the Repose of Fr. Kallistos

November 11, 2017 1 Comment

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 Archimandrite Seraphim and his brotherhood gathered at the monastic cemetery to serve a pannikhida for Hieromonk Kallistos, the founder of Holy Cross Monastery, on the 25th anniversary of Fr. Kallistos’ repose. At the memorial meal following, Fr. Kallistos’ life and example were recalled; Fr. Seraphim then exhorted the brotherhood to persevere in their monastic calling and in the bonds of love and unity, thereby rendering honor to Fr. Kallistos, by whose prayers the brotherhood continues to carry on his legacy.

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Hermitage Celebrates Patronal Feast and Annual Pilgrimage Weekend (2017)

Hermitage Celebrates Patronal Feast and Annual Pilgrimage Weekend (2017)

October 01, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27 the Hermitage of the Holy Cross celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross, its patronal feast.

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St. Panteleimon’s Day Celebration at the Hermitage

St. Panteleimon’s Day Celebration at the Hermitage

August 10, 2017

On August 8-9 the brotherhood celebrated the feast of the Monastery’s patron, Saint Panteleimon, with numerous faithful in attendance. An article from the website of the Diocese of Eastern America gives more detail...

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Beautiful New Icon of St. Panteleimon Arrives at the Hermitage

Beautiful New Icon of St. Panteleimon Arrives at the Hermitage

March 24, 2017

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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Blessing & Grand Opening of New Candle Factory

Blessing & Grand Opening of New Candle Factory

February 06, 2017

After more than three years of waiting, the new candle factory was finally blessed following Divine Liturgy on the Feast of St. Xenia.

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