Work Resumes on New Church

Work Resumes on New Church

March 09, 2021 1 Comment

Now that the weather has cleared, we are working to clean up the church site in preparation for the pouring of the footers.

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A Heartfelt Thanks to All Who Helped In Our Time of Need

A Heartfelt Thanks to All Who Helped In Our Time of Need

March 07, 2021 4 Comments

On behalf of Archimandrite Seraphim and all the brotherhood of Holy Cross Monastery, we want to extend our most heartfelt thanks to the many hundreds of people from across the country and even across the world who have stepped forward to help us through our recent crisis. We are immensely grateful to God for each and every one of you, and cannot begin to express our gratitude and love in words.

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Lenten Commemoration of the Departed

Lenten Commemoration of the Departed

March 04, 2021

You may now submit the names of departed Orthodox Christian whom you wish the monks to commemorate daily during Great Lent at the many pannykhidas, litias, and Divine Liturgies.

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COVID and the Call to Holiness

COVID and the Call to Holiness

March 03, 2021

It is to just such a life that Great Lent summons us. It is to just such a life that the current pandemic summons us – a holy life. A life offered freely, and a heart given entirely, unto Christ our God.

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Church Update (February 2021)

Church Update (February 2021)

March 03, 2021

Thanks to the grace of God and your love and generosity, our fundraising efforts have continued to go well. We have now raised nearly $1.5 million, in addition to the funds we have set aside ourselves from our own income.

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Tonsure of Monk Isaac

Tonsure of Monk Isaac

March 03, 2021 3 Comments

On night of January 16th, after the Vigil Service for St. Anthony the Great, Ryassaphore-monk Michael made his life vows and was tonsured into the Small Schema by Archimandrite Seraphim. 

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Hierarchal Visits 2020

Hierarchal Visits 2020

March 03, 2021

On December 17th, 2020, His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God visited Holy Cross. On December 24, 2020, Metropolitan Jonah presided over the All-Night Vigil for the Venerable Herman of Alaska.

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Ice Storm Update 3/1/21

Ice Storm Update 3/1/21

March 01, 2021

UPDATE 2pm: we have once again lost power, perhaps due to the massive flooding that has occurred over the past two days.

Glory to God, the monastery finally had its power restored this past weekend after an outage of nearly two weeks following the severe ice storm of Feb 15th. However, phones and internet service are still down and the divine services are therefore unable to be live-streamed. Business operations have resumed, but we are severely backlogged and stock levels are sorely depleted since production was largely halted during the two weeks of the power outage.

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Severe Ice Storm Damage & Emergency Appeal

Severe Ice Storm Damage & Emergency Appeal

February 21, 2021 7 Comments

Two ice storms - the first on February 11th and the second on February 15th - have devastated West Virginia and the surrounding region, constituting the worst natural disaster in over a decade. The weight of the massive layer of ice left by the storms caused the collapse of a huge number of trees, destroying countless buildings and crippling infrastructure throughout the entire state. Our county of Wayne was the hardest hit in the entire state. The monastery itself has sustained serious damage and been left without power, phones, or internet service for over a week amidst sub-freezing temperatures. However, thanks be to God everyone at the monastery is safe and nobody was hurt during the storm.

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