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2017 Annual Catalog
2017 Annual Catalog

November 01, 2016

The 2017 annual catalog is being printed and mailed out to our customers, and is now available to print or download.

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Hermitage Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Hermitage Celebrates 30th Anniversary

October 15, 2016

The Hermitage of the Holy Cross celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, marking the occasion in a number of important ways which culminated in the celebration of its patronal feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with the annual Pilgrimage Weekend following.

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Progress Update on Construction Projects (October 2016)
Progress Update on Construction Projects (October 2016)

October 13, 2016

The floor has been poured for the new St. Herman's Building and construction progress will be much more rapid going forward, with the interior walls scheduled to go up next week. Additionally, the main entrance road has been shut down to allow for repairs and improvements, with the new gas and water line installation scheduled to begin next week.

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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.