Hermitage of the Holy Cross (Wayne, West Virginia)

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'''The Hermitage of the Holy Cross''' is a [[monastic]] community for men in the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]]. It is located in Wayne, West Virginia.
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{{monastery
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| name=Holy Cross Skete
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| jurisdiction=[[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia|ROCOR]]
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| type=Male Monastery
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| founded=1986
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| superior=[[Bishop]] [[George (Schaefer) of Mayfield|George of Mayfield]], rector
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| size=19
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| hq=Wayne, West Virginia
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| language=English
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| music=[[Russian Chant]]
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| calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]
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| feasts=[[September 14|14/27 Sep]]
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| website=[http://www.holycross-hermitage.com/ Official Website]
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}}
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'''The Hermitage of the Holy Cross''' is a [[monastic]] community for men under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]]. It is located in Wayne, West Virginia.
  
The community was founded in September 1986 <!--under the auspices of His Grace Bishop [[Tikhon (Fitzgerald) of San Francisco and Los Angeles|Tikhon]] of San Francisco, Los Angeles and the West-->by Hieromonk Kallistos as an English-language dependancy on [[Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville, New York)|Holy Trinity Monastery]] in Jordanville.  It presently holds 16 monks, all converts.
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The community was founded in September 1986 <!--under the auspices of His Grace Bishop [[Tikhon (Fitzgerald) of San Francisco and Los Angeles|Tikhon]] of San Francisco, Los Angeles and the West-->by Hieromonk Kallistos (Pazalos) as an English-language dependency on [[Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville, New York)|Holy Trinity Monastery]] in Jordanville.
  
The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members. To support the community the monks, by hand, write icons and make soap, incense, icon shelves, prayer desks and other liturgical items.
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The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members. To support the community the monks, by hand, write icons and make soap, incense, icon shelves, prayer desks and other liturgical items. It presently holds 19 monks, most of whom are converts.
 
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{{monastery|
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name=Holy Cross Skete|
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jurisdiction=[[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia|ROCOR]]|
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type=Male Monastery|
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founded=1986|
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superior=[[Archimandrite|Archim.]] [[George (Schaeffer)|George]], spiritual father|
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size=16|
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hq=Wayne, West Virginia|
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language=English|
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music=[[Russian Chant]]|
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calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|
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feasts=[[September 14|14/27 Sep]]|
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website=[http://www.holycross-hermitage.com/ Official Website]
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}}
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==Brief History==
 
==Brief History==
*1986 Sep: Holy Cross Hermitage founded by Hieromonk Kallistos in House Springs, Missouri.
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Holy Cross Hermitage was founded in September 1986 by Hieromonk Kallistos (Pazalos) in [[:w:House Springs, Missouri|House Springs, Missouri]]. In 1992 Hieromonk Kallistos reposed.
*1992: Hieromonk Kallistos reposes.
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*1999: Brotherhood has doubled in size since founding; all cells are filled. Monastery could not expand due to surrounding city development.
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In 1999, brotherhood had doubled in size since founding, filling all [[cell]]s of the monastery. At the time the monastery could not expand due to surrounding city development. In the summer of same year the continued growth of the surrounding city solved its own problem for the [[monastery]], as the civil authorities required the building of a major highway through the monastery. An alternate piece of land in West Virginia was offered to the community.
:Summer: Surrounding city development solves its own problem for the monastery, with authorities requiring a major highway to go through the monastery. An alternate piece of land is offered in West Virginia.
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*2000 May 25: Move to Wayne, West Virginia, accomplished.
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On [[May 25]], 2000, the monastery moved to Wayne, West Virginia.
*2005: Igumen George, spiritual father of hermitage, elevated to Archimandrite.
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In 2005, hegumen George, spiritual father of hermitage, elevated to the dignity of [[archimandrite]]. On [[December 7]], 2008, Archimandrite George was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] [[Bishop]] of Mayfield with his [[see]] at [[St. John the Baptist Cathedral (Mayfield, Pennsylvania)|Mayfield]].
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In May 2009, the Hermitage received its independence from [[Holy Trinity]] Monastery, and Bishop George was elected rector of the Hermitage.
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In 2011, Hermitage of the Holy Cross celebrated its 25th anniversary.
  
 
==Daily Life==
 
==Daily Life==
*3:30am: Arise
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===Weekday Schedule===
*4:00am: Midnight Office, Matins, First Hour, Third Hour, Sixth Hour, Divine Liturgy.
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*5:00 am - Midnight Office, Veneration of Icons, Hours, & Liturgy (or Typica)
*7:00am: Quiet time (for prayer rule or spiritual reading)
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*7:30 am - Optional Buffet Breakfast in silence, quiet time for prayer rule & spiritual reading
*8:00am: Breakfast
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*8:30 am - Morning Work Period
*8:30am: Morning work period
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*12:00 pm - Lunch
*Noon: Lunch
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*1:30 am - Afternoon Work Period
*1:30pm: Afternoon work period
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*5:00 pm - Supper
*5:00pm: Ninth Hour, Vespers.
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*5:30 pm - Vespers, Matins, 1st Hour, & Veneration of Icons
*5:45pm: Supper
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*9:00 pm - Silence
*6:00pm: Compline
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===Sunday & Vigil-rank Feast Schedule===
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Evening before
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*5:00 pm - Supper
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*6:30 pm - Vigil
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Sunday or Feast Day
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*9:00 am - Hours & Liturgy with meal following
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*5:00 pm - Supper
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*5:30 pm - Vespers, Matins, 1st Hour, & Veneration of Icons
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*9:00 pm - Silence
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/01newstucture/pagesen/news05/wayne.html Hermitage marks 1700th anniversary of martyrdom of St Panteleimon]
 
*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/01newstucture/pagesen/news05/wayne.html Hermitage marks 1700th anniversary of martyrdom of St Panteleimon]
 
*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/01newstucture/pagesen/news04/celebinskit.html Hermitage pilgrimage 1999]
 
*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/01newstucture/pagesen/news04/celebinskit.html Hermitage pilgrimage 1999]
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*[http://www.eadiocese.org/Parishes/westvirginia/en.holycross.htm Holy Cross Monastery] '''Parish Directory of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia'''.
  
 
[[Category:American Monasteries]]
 
[[Category:American Monasteries]]
 
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[[Category:OCA Monasteries]]
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[[Category:ROCOR Monasteries]]

Latest revision as of 12:36, April 14, 2013

Holy Cross Skete
Jurisdiction ROCOR
Type Male Monastery
Founded 1986
Superior Bishop George of Mayfield, rector
Approx. size 19
Location Wayne, West Virginia
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Russian Chant
Calendar Julian
Feastdays celebrated 14/27 Sep
Official website Official Website

The Hermitage of the Holy Cross is a monastic community for men under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. It is located in Wayne, West Virginia.

The community was founded in September 1986 by Hieromonk Kallistos (Pazalos) as an English-language dependency on Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville.

The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members. To support the community the monks, by hand, write icons and make soap, incense, icon shelves, prayer desks and other liturgical items. It presently holds 19 monks, most of whom are converts.

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Brief History

Holy Cross Hermitage was founded in September 1986 by Hieromonk Kallistos (Pazalos) in House Springs, Missouri. In 1992 Hieromonk Kallistos reposed.

In 1999, brotherhood had doubled in size since founding, filling all cells of the monastery. At the time the monastery could not expand due to surrounding city development. In the summer of same year the continued growth of the surrounding city solved its own problem for the monastery, as the civil authorities required the building of a major highway through the monastery. An alternate piece of land in West Virginia was offered to the community.

On May 25, 2000, the monastery moved to Wayne, West Virginia.

In 2005, hegumen George, spiritual father of hermitage, elevated to the dignity of archimandrite. On December 7, 2008, Archimandrite George was consecrated Bishop of Mayfield with his see at Mayfield.

In May 2009, the Hermitage received its independence from Holy Trinity Monastery, and Bishop George was elected rector of the Hermitage.

In 2011, Hermitage of the Holy Cross celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Daily Life

Weekday Schedule

  • 5:00 am - Midnight Office, Veneration of Icons, Hours, & Liturgy (or Typica)
  • 7:30 am - Optional Buffet Breakfast in silence, quiet time for prayer rule & spiritual reading
  • 8:30 am - Morning Work Period
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:30 am - Afternoon Work Period
  • 5:00 pm - Supper
  • 5:30 pm - Vespers, Matins, 1st Hour, & Veneration of Icons
  • 9:00 pm - Silence

Sunday & Vigil-rank Feast Schedule

Evening before

  • 5:00 pm - Supper
  • 6:30 pm - Vigil

Sunday or Feast Day

  • 9:00 am - Hours & Liturgy with meal following
  • 5:00 pm - Supper
  • 5:30 pm - Vespers, Matins, 1st Hour, & Veneration of Icons
  • 9:00 pm - Silence

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