On July 13, the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles, excavation began at the work site of the new multipurpose building. God willing, construction will proceed steadily from this point onward. May God reward all who have contributed to this needed project!
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.