2019 Summer Newsletter

2019 Summer Newsletter

June 30, 2019

The 2019 Hermitage summer newsletter has been mailed out, and is now available for download.

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Church Construction & Fundraising Beginning Now!

Church Construction & Fundraising Beginning Now!

June 17, 2019

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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Repose of Moe Sill

Repose of Moe Sill

June 06, 2019 2 Comments

On the glorious feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ (Thursday, June 6th) our beloved friend and benefactor Maurice Sill departed this life at the age of 94, only two days after his birthday. On the morning of the Feast, he attended the Divine Liturgy at his home parish of Christ the Saviour in Wayne, West Virginia. He confessed, received Holy Communion, and was in very good spirits. Later, while walking on a nature trail with his grandson, he reposed peacefully in the Lord.

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"The Monastery Trapeza" Podcast Launches on Ancient Faith

May 17, 2019 2 Comments

The monastery has launched a new podcast through Ancient Faith Ministries!

"The Monastery Trapeza" features weekly highlights from the spiritual readings that are customarily read aloud during the brotherhood's meals—lives of saints, patristic homilies and spiritual articles timed according to the Church’s liturgical year.

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Paschal Epistle of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev (2019)

Paschal Epistle of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev (2019)

April 29, 2019

CHRIST IS RISEN!

With these ever-living and sacred words I heartily congratulate all of you, God-loving archpastors and pastors, pious monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters, with our greatest Christian feast of the Bright and All-Glorious Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ!

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Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (2019)

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (2019)

April 27, 2019

With profound spiritual joy in the Lord I greet you all on this jubilant, joyous night of the Matins of the Resurrection of Christ and Paschal Liturgy! I greet you on the Resurrection of Christ, the most triumphant and exultant of all holidays! It is the feast of feast and the festival of festivals, as the Paschal canon declares. But why is this so? Because in all the other holidays, the Lord is presented in the humble form of a servant, but in His Resurrection from the Tomb on the third day He is displayed in all His power and glory, as the Victor over hades and death.

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Paschal Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill (2019)

Paschal Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill (2019)

April 27, 2019

On this wondrous day of great solemnity, filled with a special joy in the Lord Jesus who has risen from the tomb, I convey my heartfelt congratulations to all of you on the great and world-saving feast of Pascha and address you with the words of the ancient life-affirming greeting:

CHRIST IS RISEN!

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Liturgical Schedule for Great Lent (2019)

Liturgical Schedule for Great Lent (2019)

March 10, 2019

The general schedule of liturgical services for Great Lent is now available.

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