Architect Delivers Plans for the New Church

Architect Delivers Plans for the New Church

September 28, 2019 2 Comments

On Friday, September 27, our architect delivered to us his final proposed plans for the new church. The proposed new church is 92' x 48' internally, with a large covered wraparound porch bringing the total dimensions to approximately 110' x 70'. We estimate that the new church will comfortably fit numerous serving clergy and servers in the altar, 50 monastics in the stasidia, 150 faithful in the nave, an additional 50 faithful in the loft. There is also ample space in the covered porch (with the church doors open) in cases of very high attendance.

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Reminder: Pilgrimage Weekend Just a Few Days Away (Sep 28-29)

Reminder: Pilgrimage Weekend Just a Few Days Away (Sep 28-29)

September 23, 2019 3 Comments

We invite everyone to join us for the 2019 Pilgrimage Weekend. His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, will preside at the Divine Services. Visiting clergy are invited to concelebrate at the hierarchal services.

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Monk Ignatius Tonsured at Holy Cross

Monk Ignatius Tonsured at Holy Cross

August 19, 2019

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

August Update on the New Church

August 15, 2019 2 Comments

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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Holy Cross Celebrates the Feast of St. Panteleimon, Tonsures, and Blessing of New Church Site

Holy Cross Celebrates the Feast of St. Panteleimon, Tonsures, and Blessing of New Church Site

August 09, 2019

On August 8th and 9th, Holy Cross Monastery celebrated the feastday of its patron, the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon. His Grace Bishop of Nicholas of Manhattan arrived on Tuesday, August 6th in order to spend several days visiting with the brotherhood beforehand.

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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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