Monastery News

Monk Ignatius Tonsured at Holy Cross
Following the Vigil for the Transfiguration, Archimandrite Seraphim administered vows and tonsured Rassaphore-monk Theophan (Matthews) to the Small Schema, giving him as his first monastic obedience the new name of Ignatius (after St. Ignatius Brianchaninov).
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August Update on the New Church
In June, we announced our plans for the construction of the new church which our brotherhood so desperately needs. Since that time, with God's help we have made considerable progress towards this goal. To our great joy, last Thursday our archpastor, His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, performed the blessing of the new temple site on the eve of the feast of our patron, the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.
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Church Construction & Fundraising Beginning Now!
Our existing church was built for a brotherhood of eight, at a time when visitors were few and far between. Now our brotherhood has grown to almost thirty, and there is rarely a day without numerous guests and pilgrims praying with us during the divine services. While this is certainly a tremendous blessing, there nevertheless continue to be many men who wish to come here to consecrate their lives to Christ and His Holy Church as monastics—but we simply do not have the space to accept them. The construction of this new, much larger church will allow our brotherhood to continue to grow and thrive with the help and blessing of Almighty God.
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