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.  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 as an English-language dependancy on [[Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville, New York)|Holy Trinity Monastery]] in Jordanville.  It presently holds 19 monks, most of whom are 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=[[Bishop]] [[George (Schaefer) of Mayfield|George of Mayfield]], spiritual father|
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superior=[[Bishop]] [[George (Schaefer) of Mayfield|George of Mayfield]], rector|
size=16|
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size=19|
 
hq=Wayne, West Virginia|
 
hq=Wayne, West Virginia|
 
language=English|
 
language=English|
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*2000 May 25: Move to Wayne, West Virginia, accomplished.
 
*2000 May 25: Move to Wayne, West Virginia, accomplished.
 
*2005: Igumen George, spiritual father of hermitage, elevated to Archimandrite.
 
*2005: Igumen George, spiritual father of hermitage, elevated to Archimandrite.
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*2008: December 7: Archimandrite George is consecrated [Bishop] of [St. John the Baptist Cathedral (Mayfield, Pennsylvania)|Mayfield].
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*2009: May: The Hermitage receives independence from Holy Trinity Monastery. Bishop George is elected as rector of the Hermitage.
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*2011: Hermitage of the Holy Cross celebrates 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]]
 
[[Category:Monasteries]]
 
[[Category:Monasteries]]
 
[[Category:ROCOR Monasteries]]
 
[[Category:ROCOR Monasteries]]

Revision as of 14:10, March 30, 2011

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 19 monks, most of whom are 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 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

Contents

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.
  • 2008: December 7: Archimandrite George is consecrated [Bishop] of [St. John the Baptist Cathedral (Mayfield, Pennsylvania)|Mayfield].
  • 2009: May: The Hermitage receives independence from Holy Trinity Monastery. Bishop George is elected as rector of the Hermitage.
  • 2011: Hermitage of the Holy Cross celebrates 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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