Bridge Reopened

Bridge Reopened

January 16, 2016

Although heavy snow and ice delayed the completion of the work for most of the week, with God’s help the bridge to the monastery is now fully repaired and passable!

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Monastery Bridge Collapsing After Major Flooding (Updated 1/16/16)

Monastery Bridge Collapsing After Major Flooding (Updated 1/16/16)

December 26, 2015

Update 1/16/16 – With God’s help and by your prayers and support, the bridge has been repaired and reopened!

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On December 25, the Feast of St. Herman and New Calendar Christmas Day, West Virginia experienced extremely heavy rainfall resulting in major widespread flooding and landslides. As a result, the culvert pipe below the bridge which connects Miller’s Fork Road to the monastery gates is on the brink of collapse.

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Update on the Transfer of Fr. Kallistos' Remains

Update on the Transfer of Fr. Kallistos' Remains

December 15, 2015

The Hermitage extends special thanks to all who gave toward the project to move the remains of our founder from Missouri and erect a monument for him in the new monastic cemetery. With God's help the goal has been reached, and the transfer is planned for a time in January to be determined.

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23rd Anniversary of Fr. Kallistos' Repose & Blessing of Monastic Cemetery

23rd Anniversary of Fr. Kallistos' Repose & Blessing of Monastic Cemetery

November 11, 2015

On Wednesday, November 11 / October 29, the feast of the Virgin-martyr Anastasia of Rome, a pannykhida was served in the monastery church for the repose of Hieromonk Kallistos (Pazalos), the founder of the Hermitage of the Holy Cross, on the  23rd anniversary of his repose.

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Exaltation of the Cross & Pilgrimage Weekend 2015

Exaltation of the Cross & Pilgrimage Weekend 2015

October 09, 2015

The Hermitage of the Holy Cross began the celebration of its patronal feast day on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of September – the great feast of the Exaltation of the Precious & Life-giving Cross of the Lord.

According to monastery custom, the pilgrimage weekend took place on the Saturday and Sunday following the Exaltation, October 3-4. Clergy and pilgrims came from near and far for the annual event, which this year was led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion.

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Monastery Pilgrimage 101: An Interview with Igumen Alexander

Monastery Pilgrimage 101: An Interview with Igumen Alexander

October 02, 2015

Deputy Abbot Fr. Alexander (Frizzell) answers questions about why (should people come), what (happens at a Pilgrimage), how (preparations are made) and more a few days before the annual Pilgrimage Weekend.

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Feast of St. Panteleimon 2015

Feast of St. Panteleimon 2015

August 10, 2015

On Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of August, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, along with His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and a multitude of pilgrims, celebrated the feast day of their monastery’s heavenly patron, the Holy Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.

Schemamonk John, who had been afflicted with cancer and who had returned the Hermitage several weeks earlier, peacefully went to the Lord at 11:50pm on Sunday night of the Feast of St. Panteleimon.

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Schemamonk John Reposes in the Lord

Schemamonk John Reposes in the Lord

August 10, 2015

Our dear brother Schemamonk John peacefully departed this life at 11:50pm on Sunday, August 9, the feast of the Holy Great-martyr and Healer Panteleimon, the patron of our monastery. The Canon for the Departure of the Soul was being read when he reposed. The whole community gathered immediately at his bedside, and the first pannykhida was then served by Archimandrite Seraphim, Archdeacon Sergius and the monastic clergy.

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