2021 Feb 27th: Update from the monastery
At noon we served an Akathist to the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God (on Her feast day in 2012 we had our power restored after a 13-day outage) and just now our power finally came back on! Truly God is wondrous in His Saints, and especially in His most pure Mother!
Unfortunately our phones and internet are still down. It could be weeks before they are restored, although hopefully it will be much sooner. Sadly this means we will not be able to resume the livestreamed services just yet, but please be assured we will do so as soon as we possibly can.
Thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for your prayers and financial support - your kindness and generosity has truly overwhelmed us, and you have been a tremendous consolation to all of the brotherhood during this difficult time.
We will post further updates as soon as possible. Glory to God for all things!
2021 Feb 21st: From Sharon & Greg Buzi who updated the parishioners with the following information after Divine Liturgy on Sunday, February 21st. Friendly reminder: Holy Cross Monastery is where Fr. Gregory (Buzi) was tonsured back in August of last year. The Buzi's appreciate any support parishioners are able to make.
Holy Cross Monastery was hit hard by the ice storm last Monday the 15th. We lost power, phone and internet service. It appears the earliest we will have power restored is Tuesday. It could be longer as the Wayne substation sustained extensive damage.
Many trees and large branches fell. One small tree fell on the Church causing damage to the roof and ceiling above the altar. Two small trees fell on the candle room causing roof damage. Another tree fell on one of the work vans causing extensive damage.
We lost four of our on demand generators. These ran off of natural gas and with the extensive power outage the demand for gas exceeded the supply. St. John’s, Mother Theodora’s kelia, the library and the candle room and community room were supplied by these generators.
Three of our other generators burnt out.
The monastics without power are sleeping in the community room and library with kerosene heaters.
Any assistance is greatly needed and much appreciated. God bless you.
Please keep us in your prayers.
Donations may be sent to
Holy Cross Monastery
505 Holy Cross Rd
Wayne, West Virginia 25570
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