2018 pilgrimage at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross
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2018 pilgrimage at the Hermitage of the Holy CrossThe brothers at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in Wayne, West Virginia invite the faithful at their yearly pilgrimage on September 29-30.

The Divine Services will be presided by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.

This year, the Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon will also be present, a unique experience offered to all.

After Sunday morning’s Divine Liturgy, there will be a festive banquet, followed by a talk on the significance of monasticism and pilgrimage for laypeople in the 21st century, given by one of the monks.

At the border of Kentucky in West Virginia, the ROCOR Hermitage is a gem of peace, quiet, and prayer. The brothers support themselves by making incense, candles, and goat-milk products, like soap and body lotions.
The brotherhood (about 25 monks) under the wise guidance of Archimandrite Seraphim, is very hospitable. They witness to a life of real dedication to Christ. Laypeople can attend their services, all chanted in English and very prayerful.

Guests who stay at the guesthouse also eat with the monks at the Trapeza (refectory) and listen with them to the lives of the saints and to other spiritual readings.

This video gives a good idea of the place.
Click here to learn more about the pilgrimage and to sign up.

 

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About the Author

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne was born and raised in France. She taught English before entering the Cistercian Order. She translated and published articles relevant to her interest in Cistercian spirituality, the Middle Ages, and Orthodoxy. She moved to the United States in 2001, converted to Orthodoxy in 2008, and married. Her husband is an Orthodox priest. She continued to publish articles, a Cistercian texts anthology, then finally launched her career in literary translation, while teaching French. If you are interested in having your book translated into French, she can be contacted here https://wordsandpeace.com/contact-me/

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