Progress Update on Construction Projects (October 2016)

October 13, 2016

Progress Update on Construction Projects (October 2016)

Today the floor was poured for the new St. Herman's Building. After the cement settles for several days, the rest of the construction can proceed at a much faster rate. The interior walls are scheduled to go up early next week, and with God's help it will not be too long before the candle factory can begin operation.

Additionally, the main entrance road to the monastery has been closed off in order to complete necessary repairs and improvements and then to begin installing the new water and natural gas utility lines. If the Lord allows, we will have natural gas running to our furnaces in time for winter.

We have raised approximately half of the funds needed for this project. We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our benefactors. Fundraising will continue throughout the duration of the project; if you have not already done so please consider supporting this project, not only for its own sake but also in order to allow us to begin construction on a new church as soon as possible afterward (we are targeting spring of next year).

 

 




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Monastery News

The Visit of the Icon of the Theotokos “Softener of Evil Hearts”
The Visit of the Icon of the Theotokos “Softener of Evil Hearts”

March 22, 2018

On Monday, March 19, the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God, “Softener of Evil Hearts”, arrived at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross. The Icon has been touring in the United States, coming most recently from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Washington, DC. The brotherhood gathered Monday evening to welcome the Icon with bells, flowers, and a procession into the monastery church, followed by a short Moleben.

Continue Reading

The New St. Ignatius Bakery
The New St. Ignatius Bakery

March 15, 2018

Our bakery is finally up and running full blast, getting dozens of warm, fresh, golden kulichi ready for the Paschal festivities. It is the last room to be completed in the new St. Herman of Alaska building, which also houses the spacious candle factory and comfy community room, where the brothers meet for spiritual talks and fellowship.

Continue Reading

Submit Names for Lenten Commemoration of the Depared
Submit Names for Lenten Commemoration of the Depared

February 23, 2018 2 Comments

The Great Fast is once more almost upon us, and soon once again the Gates of Repentance will be opened unto us. The Holy Fathers teach us that Lent is the tithe of the year which we offer to the Lord, as first fruits and as a sin offering to God. And as Abba Dorotheos exclaims: “Blessed, O brethren, is he who preserves himself well in these holy days as he should. For though it might happen that being human we sin out of infirmity or negligence, still God has given these holy days in order that, striving with heedfulness and humility, we take care of ourselves and repent for all of our sins, and we will be cleansed of the sins we committed during the whole year.”

Continue Reading