New bulk order page for online store

New bulk order page for online store

June 16, 2016

We have added a new bulk order page to our website, which allows customers to quickly enter a large order directly from a single page. It is designed especially for our church and wholesale customers, but it can be used by anyone.

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Summer Construction 2016

Summer Construction 2016

May 16, 2016

This summer we are undertaking the construction of a much-needed work building. Most importantly, this building will include a candle workshop to replace the one destroyed in the convent fire of the summer of 2013. Additionally, it will house a commercial bakery, a centralized tool room, and a meeting room for the large monastic brotherhood. We are also bringing natural gas and water utility lines up our main entrance road.

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Transfer of the Remains of Hieromonk Kallistos

Transfer of the Remains of Hieromonk Kallistos

March 02, 2016

On Monday, March 1, the remains of Fr. Kallistos were disinterred and carefully relocated to the monastery where Fr. Kallistos was greeted by the Hermitage brotherhood amidst ringing bells, icons, and incense, in a procession led by the monastery’s abbot Archimandrite Seraphim.

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Lent Newsletter 2016

Lent Newsletter 2016

February 12, 2016

The Hermitage newsletter for Lent 2016 is currently being mailed out, and is now available to print and download.

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Bridge Reopened

Bridge Reopened

January 16, 2016

Although heavy snow and ice delayed the completion of the work for most of the week, with God’s help the bridge to the monastery is now fully repaired and passable!

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Monastery Bridge Collapsing After Major Flooding (Updated 1/16/16)

Monastery Bridge Collapsing After Major Flooding (Updated 1/16/16)

December 26, 2015

Update 1/16/16 – With God’s help and by your prayers and support, the bridge has been repaired and reopened!

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On December 25, the Feast of St. Herman and New Calendar Christmas Day, West Virginia experienced extremely heavy rainfall resulting in major widespread flooding and landslides. As a result, the culvert pipe below the bridge which connects Miller’s Fork Road to the monastery gates is on the brink of collapse.

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Update on the Transfer of Fr. Kallistos' Remains

Update on the Transfer of Fr. Kallistos' Remains

December 15, 2015

The Hermitage extends special thanks to all who gave toward the project to move the remains of our founder from Missouri and erect a monument for him in the new monastic cemetery. With God's help the goal has been reached, and the transfer is planned for a time in January to be determined.

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23rd Anniversary of Fr. Kallistos' Repose & Blessing of Monastic Cemetery

23rd Anniversary of Fr. Kallistos' Repose & Blessing of Monastic Cemetery

November 11, 2015

On Wednesday, November 11 / October 29, the feast of the Virgin-martyr Anastasia of Rome, a pannykhida was served in the monastery church for the repose of Hieromonk Kallistos (Pazalos), the founder of the Hermitage of the Holy Cross, on the  23rd anniversary of his repose.

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Exaltation of the Cross & Pilgrimage Weekend 2015

Exaltation of the Cross & Pilgrimage Weekend 2015

October 09, 2015

The Hermitage of the Holy Cross began the celebration of its patronal feast day on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of September – the great feast of the Exaltation of the Precious & Life-giving Cross of the Lord.

According to monastery custom, the pilgrimage weekend took place on the Saturday and Sunday following the Exaltation, October 3-4. Clergy and pilgrims came from near and far for the annual event, which this year was led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion.

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