Holy Cross Monastery (Niagara Falls, New York)

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name=The Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery|
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jurisdiction=[[Diocese of Washington and New York (OCA)|W&NY]], [[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]]|
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type=Male Monastery|
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founded=2005|
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superior=[[Archimandrite|Archim]]. [[Nicholas (Iuhos)|Nicholas]]|
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size=2 monks|
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hq=Niagara Falls, New York|
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language=English, some Slavonic and Romanian|
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music=[[Russian Chant]]|
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calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
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feasts=[[September 14|Elevation]]|
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website=[http://www.holycross-niagarafalls.org Official website]
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'''The Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery''' is a [[monastery]] of the [[Diocese of Washington and New York (OCA)]] located in Niagara Falls, New York.  It was established in the year 2005 by [[Archimandrite]] [[Nicholas (Iuhos)]], with the blessing of Metropolitan [[Herman (Swaiko) of Washington and New York|Herman (Swaiko)]], built in the former Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (est. 1951).
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Plans for the monastery include the organization of special spiritual retreats and lectures for those who are interested in learning more about the [[Orthodox Christianity|Orthodox faith]], [[spirituality]], the [[Church Fathers]], and much more.
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The monastery property consists of about 3 1/2 acres of land, including a brownstone church, a rectory, a garage, and a separate building which has three apartments upstairs, a hall, a kitchen, a future library and a basement.
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The main building needs capital repairs, a new roof, new windows, new electrical wiring, and new heating and air conditioning system. Once restored, it is in this building that the monastic community will live.
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The monastery plans to bring English speaking [[monk]]s from Eastern Europe to begin the monastic life and hopes to attract other interested candidates from the US and Canada.
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The monastery plans to build a small pierogi factory to provide itself income, some of which will be used to help needy families of military personnel and set up scholarships for their children.  A project to build a shrine dedicated to the Holy Cross in memory of American servicemen and women is also planned.
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==Schedule of services==
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*Saturday: 7:00pm - Great Vespers
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*Sunday: 9:30am - Divine Liturgy
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*Feastdays: 7:00pm Great Vespers on the eve of the feast, followed by 9:30am Divine Liturgy on the feastday.
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==External link==
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*[http://www.holycross-niagarafalls.org Holy Cross Monastery]
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[[Category:American Monasteries]]
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[[Category:Monasteries]]
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[[Category:OCA Monasteries]]
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