Due to the increased number of visitors to our monastery, we feel the need to inform and advise all potential visitors of the following:
Following these simple rules will go a great deal to help preserve the monastery as a place of quiet and prayer. Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation, and God bless you!
We are happy to share our monastic life with visitors and are able to offer overnight accommodations. However, our guest facilities at present are very limited and we request that all guests contact us in advance to schedule a day visit or longer stay. Please also be aware that the guestmaster keeps office hours between 1:30pm and 4:30pm on regular weekdays, and is able to receive and reply to messages and phone calls during these times only. Therefore, please advise him well in advance of any changes in your travel plans once you have made a reservation.
If you are stopping by just to visit the monastery store, please call in advance to check if it is open. Often the service schedule and work projects change the hours of operation.
|Monday-Friday||9:15 am - 11:30 am & 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm|
|Saturday||9:15 am - 11:30 am|
|Sunday & Feast Days||After services and morning meal, according to need|
First Week of Great Lent
The Hermitage of the Holy Cross will be closed in observance of the First Week of Great Lent from February 18 until February 26. We will reply to all correspondence and ship all orders as soon as possible beginning Monday, February 26.