New Church Construction

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Holy Cross Monastery
505 Holy Cross Rd.
Wayne, WV 25570

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Construction is Underway...

But we need your help to finish!

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By the mercy of God, over the past decade Holy Cross Monastery has experienced tremendous growth. The brotherhood has more than doubled in size, and the flow of pilgrims is now much larger than at any time in our past. We have far outgrown the small chapel we built when we moved to West Virginia. We desperately need a new, much larger temple to accommodate not only our countless visitors and pilgrims, but also the numerous men waiting to enter the monastery once we have space for them.

As a community of monastics, we always strive to live by the work of our own hands, but in order to accomplish a God-pleasing work on such a huge scale, we need your help. To date almost all of the construction costs have been paid for from our own savings, but now we truly need your financial support to complete the funding of this new monastery church.

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To become a Benefactor of Holy Cross, make a monthly donation of $50 for 48 months.

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To become a Friend of Holy Cross, make a monthly donation of $150 for 48 months.

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To become a Founder of Holy Cross, make a monthly donation of $500 for 48 months.

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Designed by

Andrew Gould

It is his hope that pilgrims will see this church, and the monastic life of the community, and they will say “I understand this – it looks natural to my eyes; it feels almost inevitable in my heart.”

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A Word from the Ever-Memorable
Metropolitan Hilarion

"The Hermitage of the Holy Cross in Wayne, West Virginia is a spiritually vibrant monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. As a salvific refuge of ascetic labor and prayer for its monastic brotherhood, the monastery also plays an important role as a missionary  center for Orthodox Christians and seekers of the ancient Apostolic faith. May the blessings of the Lord be ever upon this holy place!"

Holy Cross Monastery, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations made are completely tax deductible. Thank you, and may God reward you!