March 02, 2016
On Tuesday, March 1, the Hermitage of the Holy Cross welcomed home its founder, Hieromonk Kallistos (Pazalos). Since the monastery’s relocation from House Springs, Missouri to the hills of West Virginia, it has been the dream of the brotherhood to reinter Fr. Kallistos at the new monastery property so that its founder would at last be at rest amongst the brethren of the monastery which he founded.
On Monday, March 1, the remains of Fr. Kallistos were disinterred and carefully relocated to the monastery where Fr. Kallistos was greeted by the Hermitage brotherhood amidst ringing bells, icons, and incense, in a procession led by the monastery’s abbot Archimandrite Seraphim.
At the gravesite, Archimandrite Seraphim led the entire monastic community in singing a pannykhida for Fr. Kallistos. Archimandrite Seraphim co-served with monastery clergy: Hieromonk Andrew, Hieromonk Hilarion, Hieromonk Gabriel, Archdeacon Sergius, and Hierodeacon Paisios.
A memorial meal followed that evening in honor of Hieromonk Kallistos.
March 24, 2017
Next week, the Hermitage will be graced with two wonderful events: the Mystery of Holy Unction and the visit of the miraculous myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts."
The Mystery of Holy Unction will be performed at 2pm on Monday, March 27th in the monastery church.
Matins with the Akathist will be served before the myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God at 6pm on Friday, March 31st, with Divine Liturgy at 7am on the following morning.
March 11, 2017
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