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Lenten Newsletter

Lenten Newsletter

February 19, 2017

The newsletter for Great Lent of 2017 is now being printed and mailed, and is also now available online.

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Lenten Commemoration of the Departed

Lenten Commemoration of the Departed

February 19, 2017

You may now submit the names of departed Orthodox Christian whom you wish the monks to commemorate daily during Great Lent at the many pannykhidas, litias, and Divine Liturgies.

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Hermitage Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Hermitage Celebrates 30th Anniversary

October 15, 2016

The Hermitage of the Holy Cross celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, marking the occasion in a number of important ways which culminated in the celebration of its patronal feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with the annual Pilgrimage Weekend following.

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Feast of St. John the Theologian 2016

Feast of St. John the Theologian 2016

October 10, 2016

Ten monks from Holy Cross travelled to the Hermitage's Skete of St. John the Theologian in Hiram, OH to celebrate its patronal feast day.

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Dormition Visit of Metropolitan Jonah

Dormition Visit of Metropolitan Jonah

September 06, 2016

This past weekend Metropolitan Jonah came to Wayne to serve at the parish of Christ the Savior. The Metropolitan stayed at the monastery for the weekend, and on Monday, September 5 served the Divine Liturgy for the Apodosis of the Dormition along with all the monastery clergy.

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St. Panteleimon's Day 2016

St. Panteleimon's Day 2016

August 10, 2016

On Monday the 8th and Tuesday the 9th of August – the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr & Healer Panteleimon, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery celebrated their Heavenly patron

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Exaltation of the Cross & Pilgrimage Weekend 2015

Exaltation of the Cross & Pilgrimage Weekend 2015

October 09, 2015

The Hermitage of the Holy Cross began the celebration of its patronal feast day on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of September – the great feast of the Exaltation of the Precious & Life-giving Cross of the Lord.

According to monastery custom, the pilgrimage weekend took place on the Saturday and Sunday following the Exaltation, October 3-4. Clergy and pilgrims came from near and far for the annual event, which this year was led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion.

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English Service to St. Paisios the Athonite Celebrated at the Hermitage

English Service to St. Paisios the Athonite Celebrated at the Hermitage

July 14, 2015

On the evening of Monday, July 13th, the brethren of the Hermitage of the Holy Cross celebrated the Vigil service in honor of the newly-glorified St. Paisios the Athonite – perhaps the first time anywhere in the world that the service was sung in English. The next morning, on Tuesday the 14th, the Divine Liturgy was served in honor of this great saint of the latter times.

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