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Lenten Newsletter
Lenten Newsletter

February 19, 2017

The newsletter for Great Lent of 2017 is now being printed and mailed, and is also now available online.

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Lenten Commemoration of the Departed
Lenten Commemoration of the Departed

February 19, 2017

You may now submit the names of departed Orthodox Christian whom you wish the monks to commemorate daily during Great Lent at the many pannykhidas, litias, and Divine Liturgies.

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Blessing & Grand Opening of New Candle Factory
Blessing & Grand Opening of New Candle Factory

February 06, 2017

After more than three years of waiting, the new candle factory was finally blessed following Divine Liturgy on the Feast of St. Xenia.

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We have begun construction on a new multipurpose building dedicated to St. Herman of Alaska, which will most importantly include a new candle factory to replace the one that burned three years ago. In addition, we are upgrading our utility infrastructure to support a fire hydrant on the monastery property and to provide natural gas to power our furnaces and generators.

You can read the letter from Archimandrite Seraphim to learn more. Please pray for the successful completion of this project! Donations may be made toward the project online or by mailing a check to the monastery.

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In the summer of 2013, the brotherhood of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian (located in northern Ohio) made the decision to move to the Ukraine. As they desired the monastic life which they had established to be continued, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion they transferred possession of their monastery to the Hermitage of the Holy Cross. It has now been reorganized as the Skete of St. John the Theologian. Please visit their website for more information and to view the wide collection of liturgical goods which they have available for sale.