Landslide Repairs Update

Landslide Repairs Update

September 07, 2018 1 Comment

Dear Friends of Holy Cross Monastery, Recently we shared news concerning the two serious landslides which occurred on the monastery grounds during Holy Week, and requested financial assistance to fund the necessary repairs.

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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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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.

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St. Panteleimon’s Day Celebration at the Hermitage

St. Panteleimon’s Day Celebration at the Hermitage

August 10, 2017

On August 8-9 the brotherhood celebrated the feast of the Monastery’s patron, Saint Panteleimon, with numerous faithful in attendance. An article from the website of the Diocese of Eastern America gives more detail...

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Blessing & Grand Opening of New Candle Factory

Blessing & Grand Opening of New Candle Factory

February 06, 2017

After more than three years of waiting, the new candle factory was finally blessed following Divine Liturgy on the Feast of St. Xenia.

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Progress Update on Construction Projects (October 2016)

Progress Update on Construction Projects (October 2016)

October 13, 2016

The floor has been poured for the new St. Herman's Building and construction progress will be much more rapid going forward, with the interior walls scheduled to go up next week. Additionally, the main entrance road has been shut down to allow for repairs and improvements, with the new gas and water line installation scheduled to begin next week.

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Installation of Fr. Kallistos' Monument

Installation of Fr. Kallistos' Monument

September 22, 2016

The monument for Hieromonk Kallistos, the founder of the Hermitage, has been delivered and installed. The monument will be blessed by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion following the Divine Liturgy on Pilgrimage Weekend (October 2).

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