Four Tonsures to the Small Schema (March 2014)

March 28, 2014

Four Tonsures to the Small Schema (March 2014)

On March 14/27, the feast-day of the father of western monasticism, St. Benedict of Nursia, four riassophore-monks (the intermediate stage of monasticism in the Orthodox church) took their monastic vows and were tonsured to the small schema as full monks by Bishop George.

Fr. John retained the name which he was given as a riassophore, in honor of St. John the Wonderworker of Shangai and San Francisco. Fr. Jacob received the name Macarius, in honor of St. Macarius of the Glinsk Hermitage. Fr. William received the name Philaret, in honor of the Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia. Fr. Ephraim received the name Gabriel, in honor of the Holy Archangel.




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Monastery News

The 2018 Annual Catalog Is Here
The 2018 Annual Catalog Is Here

December 06, 2017

Our new product catalog for 2018 has been printed and mailed! View it here...

Continue Reading

25th Anniversary of the Repose of Fr. Kallistos
25th Anniversary of the Repose of Fr. Kallistos

November 11, 2017

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 Archimandrite Seraphim and his brotherhood gathered at the monastic cemetery to serve a pannikhida for Hieromonk Kallistos, the founder of Holy Cross Monastery, on the 25th anniversary of Fr. Kallistos’ repose. At the memorial meal following, Fr. Kallistos’ life and example were recalled; Fr. Seraphim then exhorted the brotherhood to persevere in their monastic calling and in the bonds of love and unity, thereby rendering honor to Fr. Kallistos, by whose prayers the brotherhood continues to carry on his legacy.

Continue Reading

Hermitage Celebrates Patronal Feast and Annual Pilgrimage Weekend (2017)
Hermitage Celebrates Patronal Feast and Annual Pilgrimage Weekend (2017)

October 01, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27 the Hermitage of the Holy Cross celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross, its patronal feast.

Continue Reading