On Thursday, March 23rd a beautiful new icon of St. Panteleimon with scenes of his life arrived safely at the Hermitage just before Great Compline. The brotherhood greeted St. Panteleimon with the ringing of bells and incense, thereafter processing to the church where Igumen Andrew with the brotherhood performed the rite of the blessing of the icon. They sang the magnification to St. Panteleimon while venerating the icon and were all anointed with the holy oil of St. Panteleimon.
On August 9th, the feast of the monastery's patron saint, the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan blessed the foundation of the new work building being constructed at the Hermitage.
It has come to our attention that the directions to the monastery in the Pilgrim's Guide for 2016 contained an error (the left turn off of Route 152 is now before
the H&R Block due to changes in traffic patterns).
On Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of August, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, along with His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and a multitude of pilgrims, celebrated the feast day of their monastery’s heavenly patron, the Holy Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.
Schemamonk John, who had been afflicted with cancer and who had returned the Hermitage several weeks earlier, peacefully went to the Lord at 11:50pm on Sunday night of the Feast of St. Panteleimon.