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.
 
'''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.
  
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.
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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 as an English-language dependancy on [[Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville, New York)|Holy Trinity Monastery]] in Jordanville.  It presently holds 16 monks, all converts.
  
 
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.
 
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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type=Male Monastery|
 
type=Male Monastery|
 
founded=1986|
 
founded=1986|
superior=''unknown''|
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superior=[[Archimandrite|Archim.]] [[George (Schaeffer)|George]], spiritual father|
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size=16|
 
hq=Wayne, West Virginia|
 
hq=Wayne, West Virginia|
 
language=English|
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.holycross-hermitage.com/ Official homepage]
 
*[http://www.holycross-hermitage.com/ Official homepage]
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*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/01newstucture/pagesen/news05/wayne.html Hermitage marks 1700th anniversary of martyrdom of St Panteleimon]
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*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/01newstucture/pagesen/news04/celebinskit.html Hermitage pilgrimage 1999]
  
 
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Revision as of 20:57, September 28, 2005

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.

The community was founded in September 1986 by Hieromonk Kallistos as an English-language dependancy on Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville. It presently holds 16 monks, all converts.

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.

Holy Cross Skete
Jurisdiction ROCOR
Type Male Monastery
Founded 1986
Superior Archim. George, spiritual father
Approx. size 16
Location Wayne, West Virginia
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Russian Chant
Calendar Julian
Feastdays celebrated {{{feasts}}}
Official website Official Website

Brief History

  • 1986 Sep: Holy Cross Hermitage founded by Hieromonk Kallistos in House Springs, Missouri.
  • 1992: Hieromonk Kallistos reposes.
  • 1999: Brotherhood has doubled in size since founding; all cells are filled. Monastery could not expand due to surrounding city development.
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.
  • 2000 May 25: Move to Wayne, West Virginia, accomplished.
  • 2005: Igumen George, spiritual father of hermitage, elevated to Archimandrite.

Daily Life

  • 3:30am: Arise
  • 4:00am: Midnight Office, Matins, First Hour, Third Hour, Sixth Hour, Divine Liturgy.
  • 7:00am: Quiet time (for prayer rule or spiritual reading)
  • 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 8:30am: Morning work period
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 1:30pm: Afternoon work period
  • 5:00pm: Ninth Hour, Vespers.
  • 5:45pm: Supper
  • 6:00pm: Compline

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