Feast of St. Panteleimon & New Ordinations

Feast of St. Panteleimon & New Ordinations

August 10, 2018

On August 9th the brotherhood celebrated the Feast of St. Panteleimon, with His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan presiding. During the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, Hierodeacon Macarius was ordained to the holy priesthood and Monk Basil to the diaconate.

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The Feast of St. Panteleimon (2018)

The Feast of St. Panteleimon (2018)

August 09, 2018

The photos from our feast day are posted; view the gallery here:

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The Feast of St. Seraphim of Sarov (2018)

The Feast of St. Seraphim of Sarov (2018)

August 02, 2018

The photos of the feast can be viewed here:

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Fundraising for Urgent Landslide Repairs

Fundraising for Urgent Landslide Repairs

July 24, 2018 1 Comment

During Holy Week, not one but two serious landslides developed on the Hermitage property: one immediately underneath the guesthouse, and another on the main road across from St. John's House. This latter slide threatens not only the entrance road itself, but also all of the monastery utility lines. The diameter of this slide is approximately 180 feet.

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Two New Shrines in the Monastery Chapel

Two New Shrines in the Monastery Chapel

July 20, 2018

Just in time for the feast of the Royal Martyrs of Russia, two brand new, exquisitely crafted shrines were installed in the Monastery chapel, one each for the Royal Martyrs and the Holy Elders of Optina.

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Tonsure of Monk Basil

Tonsure of Monk Basil

July 03, 2018

On Friday evening, June 29th, we concluded our celebration of the Vigil for St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, and prepared for the tonsure of Riassophore-monk Justin to the Mantia and his taking of final vows. The tonsure service began with Fr. Justin being brought in by the other monks, clothed in a white baptismal robe.

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A Pilgrimage to Optina Monastery

A Pilgrimage to Optina Monastery

June 13, 2018

B‌y the grace of God, two Hermitage monks have been given the opportunity to make a pilgrimage this summer to Russia. They departed from the U.S. on May 31st, and spent their first weekend in Moscow visiting the holy sites there. Following this, they travelled to Optina Skete where they spent several weeks living the monastic life there alongside the brethren.

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2018 Summer Newsletter and Pilgrim’s Guide

2018 Summer Newsletter and Pilgrim’s Guide

June 13, 2018

Our 2018 Summer Newsletter has been printed and is mailing now, along with the Pilgrim’s Guide for the 2018 Feast of St. Panteleimon (August 8th & 9th) and Pilgrimage Weekend (September 29th & 30th).

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