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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Metropolitan Hilarion's Statement in Response to the Coronavirus

Metropolitan Hilarion's Statement in Response to the Coronavirus

March 17, 2020

The most important thing in these days is to preserve calm and inner peace, trusting in God. May the Lord help us not only to believe in Him, but also to trust in Him and in His guidance, that we might not lose spirit, and may act with goodly wisdom.

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Church Construction Update

Church Construction Update

February 11, 2020 1 Comment

As announced last year, we have been hard at work completing the first phase of the construction of our new church. We are very happy to announce that, with the help of God, we have completed Phase One of the construction process, namely, all the infrastructure repairs and improvements necessary for the new church to be built.

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2019 Holy Cross Farm Update

2019 Holy Cross Farm Update

February 11, 2020 3 Comments

2019 was an important year for the monastery farm. Despite the extremely wet and cool spring and the long hot drought which followed, we were able to make significant improvements in our farming system to help meet the needs of our expanding brotherhood.

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'New Men' Film Coming Soon

'New Men' Film Coming Soon

February 11, 2020 1 Comment

A new documentary film about our monastery is set for release on April 23rd. The project began two and a half years ago, when Sam Cox, a young filmmaker and spiritual seeker, approached Fr. Seraphim about making the film. 

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Nativity Epistle of Patriarch Kyrill (2019/2020)

Nativity Epistle of Patriarch Kyrill (2019/2020)

January 08, 2020

The wondrous miracle of the incarnation of God, which was accomplished more than two thousand years ago, today fills our souls with ineffable joy. "Today God hath come to earth and man hath ascended to the heavens" (verse at festal Vespers). The Maker and Provider of all things has appeared in the world, for by His grace He could not "behold mankind oppressed by the devil" (from the Order of Baptism); "overcome by love, He Who is without beginning and incomprehensible came… to seek out the one who had wandered, His creature" (kontakion for the Parable of the Lost Coin by St. Romanos the Melodist).

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Visit of the Kursk-Root Icon & Arrival of the Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov

Visit of the Kursk-Root Icon & Arrival of the Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov

November 16, 2019

On Saturday, November 16, the Hermitage was blessed with a visitation of the Mother of God's Kursk-Root Icon, an ancient and miracle-working icon which is considered the protectress of the Russian Church Abroad. At the same time, relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov arrived as a gift to the monastery by the brotherhood of St. Tikhon's Monastery in Pennsylvania. St. Seraphim himself was healed as a child by the Kursk-Root Icon of a severe illness, and this second meeting of the two at our humble monastery was the cause of great joy and gratitude amongst all the brethren.

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Video Appeal From Archimandrite Seraphim Regarding New Church

Video Appeal From Archimandrite Seraphim Regarding New Church

October 21, 2019 3 Comments

Archimandrite Seraphim speaks about the need for a new church at Holy Cross Monastery and shares some of the beautiful new designs presented to us by our architect, Andrew Gould. Please pray that the Lord blesses this very necessary endeavor, and consider donating as you are able.

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