Monastery News

Installation of Fr. Kallistos' Monument
Installation of Fr. Kallistos' Monument

September 22, 2016

The monument for Hieromonk Kallistos, the founder of the Hermitage, has been delivered and installed. The monument will be blessed by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion following the Divine Liturgy on Pilgrimage Weekend (October 2).

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Dormition Visit of Metropolitan Jonah
Dormition Visit of Metropolitan Jonah

September 06, 2016

This past weekend Metropolitan Jonah came to Wayne to serve at the parish of Christ the Savior. The Metropolitan stayed at the monastery for the weekend, and on Monday, September 5 served the Divine Liturgy for the Apodosis of the Dormition along with all the monastery clergy.

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Blessing of the Foundation of St. Herman's Building
Blessing of the Foundation of St. Herman's Building

August 10, 2016

On August 9th, the feast of the monastery's patron saint, the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan blessed the foundation of the new work building being constructed at the Hermitage.

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We are beginning construction on a new multipurpose work building, most importantly including 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.

NEW: View a photo gallery of the current progress.

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.