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Ordinations of Hieromonk Paisios & Hierodeacon Macarius
Ordinations of Hieromonk Paisios & Hierodeacon Macarius

January 11, 2017

On the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the second hierodeacon of Holy Cross, Fr. Paisios, was ordained to the holy priesthood and Fr. Macarius was ordained to the diaconate.

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New Rassophore-monk and Novice on the Feast of the Entry of the Theokotos 2016
New Rassophore-monk and Novice on the Feast of the Entry of the Theokotos 2016

December 05, 2016

The Hermitage has a new rassophore-monk, Fr. Theophil, and a new novice, Br. John. Archimandrite Seraphim performed the tonsure and the clothing after the Vigil for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.

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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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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.