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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Of Wrath and Righteousness - Reflections on America's Current Historical Moment

Of Wrath and Righteousness - Reflections on America's Current Historical Moment

June 27, 2020 7 Comments

America is a nation in crisis. We have been facing a political crisis of ever-deepening division and widespread distrust in our own leaders for many, many years now. With the emergence of the COVID-19, we are being confronted with a public health crisis of a magnitude unparalleled in living memory. This in turn has precipitated an economic crisis of massive proportions, one which will almost certainly rival (if not exceed) the Great Depression itself.

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Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

April 19, 2020 1 Comment

With the joy of God’s Kingdom, as we are "divinely glad, for Christ is risen" (from the Paschal Canon), I offer my Paschal greeting to all: both to those who have successfully completed the reclusion of their quarantine, celebrating now in the churches and communing of Christ’s Holy Mysteries; and also to those who yet abide in the desert of solitude and various restrictions, dedicating the better portion of their time to private prayer, spiritually beneficial reading, and interaction with loved ones. May the former and the latter both, in the words of St. John Chrysostom, "honor the day," receiving in their hearts the riches of God’s goodness!

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Paschal Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia

Paschal Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia

April 19, 2020

By the grace of the All-Merciful God, we have been vouchsafed to arrive at the radiant Paschal night, and once again rejoice in the glorious Resurrection of Christ. I sincerely greet all of you, my dear ones, with this great feast and "festival of festivals."

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Special Moleben to the Mother of God & St. Panteleimon - Livestreaming Fridays at Noon Eastern

Special Moleben to the Mother of God & St. Panteleimon - Livestreaming Fridays at Noon Eastern

March 26, 2020 3 Comments

In solidarity with the monastics of the Holy Mountain, we will be celebrating a special moleben to the Mother of God and our patron, St. Panteleimon, at noon this Friday, asking for their assistance in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The Life of St. Nikephoros the Leper

The Life of St. Nikephoros the Leper

March 19, 2020

Father Nikephoros (Nicholas Tzanakakis in the world) was born in 1890 in a mountainous village in Khania, in Sikari, Kastanohori to the west of the prefecture with a healthy climate, with beautiful forests, rich waters, gorges and caves. This village has a peculiarity that we do not often encounter: it is divided into eleven neighborhoods, which have also been named after the families who first settled there. So Saint Nikephoros was born in the neighborhood of Kostoyianides.

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Monastery Livestreaming All Services Throughout Coronavirus Epidemic

Monastery Livestreaming All Services Throughout Coronavirus Epidemic

March 17, 2020 12 Comments

In order to console and nourish the faithful who are quarantined, Archimandrite Seraphim has blessed for the monastery church services to be livestreamed for the duration of this crisis. While viewing the services over the internet is certainly less than ideal, nevertheless it is the only way that many of the faithful now have to participate in divine worship. We wish to make our life of prayer for the world, which will continue unabated, available to those confined to their homes or who are otherwise unable to worship in their parish temple during this trying time.

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Moleben in Time of Devastating Epidemic: Livestreaming 3/18/20 at 12pm Eastern

Moleben in Time of Devastating Epidemic: Livestreaming 3/18/20 at 12pm Eastern

March 17, 2020 5 Comments

On Wednesday, March 18 at 12pm Eastern the whole brotherhood will gather to serve a Moleben in Time of Devastating Epidemic to our patron the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon as well as to St. Nikephoros the Leper. The service will be live-streamed for as many of the faithful to join in prayer as possible.

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