Two New Novices on the Feast of the Beheading of the Forerunner

Two New Novices on the Feast of the Beheading of the Forerunner

September 10, 2020

At the end of the Vigil service for the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, our two newest monastic candidates were clothed as Novices.

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First Service for St. Joseph the Hesychast Celebrated in English

First Service for St. Joseph the Hesychast Celebrated in English

August 31, 2020 1 Comment

This past Sunday, on August 30th (17th O.S.), our monastery brotherhood celebrated the service in honor of the recently glorified Elder Joseph the Hesychast. 

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The Feast of St. Panteleimon 2020

The Feast of St. Panteleimon 2020

August 12, 2020

On Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of August, the brotherhood of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV celebrated the feast day of the monastery’s patron saint, the Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.

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Nicholas II: The Last Orthodox Tsar of Russia - A Video

Nicholas II: The Last Orthodox Tsar of Russia - A Video

July 18, 2020

This is a video production presented by Paul Gilbert, who did the research for this tribute, within the framework of the project for the book, The Romanov Royal Martyrs.

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Keeping Busy...

Keeping Busy...

July 18, 2020

With the absence of the typical flow of pilgrims through the monastery, it is in many respects a quieter place than usual. But that doesn’t mean we’ve found ourselves with any fewer tasks to fulfill in our daily obediences.

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Cemetery Expansion

Cemetery Expansion

July 18, 2020 2 Comments

For several years now our cemetery has not had any available spaces, but with God’s help, we are again able to accommodate people who wish to be buried on the monastery grounds. This year, we are undertaking a landscaping project that will significantly expand our cemetery, creating 70 additional plots. This new section of our cemetery adjoins the preexisting section located near the monastery guest house.

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New Apiary Website

New Apiary Website

July 18, 2020

We happily announce the launch of our new monastery apiary website, www.beemonks.com. Our new dynamic website offers more information about beekeeping at our monastery, about our honey bees and other apiary products for sale, practical tips about beekeeping, beautiful photos from around the monastery, and information about how you can join us in supporting families and beekeepers in our rural Appalachian community.

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Annual Feast of St. Panteleimon: August 8th & 9th

Annual Feast of St. Panteleimon: August 8th & 9th

July 18, 2020 8 Comments

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the monastery’s annual solemnities in honor of the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon will not be open to the public. Though we regret not being able to celebrate the feast with the usual gathering of pilgrims, we invite everyone who is unable to attend services at their local parish to pray together with us via the online livestream.

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COVID-tide at Holy Cross

COVID-tide at Holy Cross

July 02, 2020 5 Comments

Starting in mid-March, on the advice of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the monastery stopped receiving all outside visitors in response to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. During the three months that have ensued, the stay-at-home orders issued by various state and local governments have affected the daily lives of almost everyone in the country.

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