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name=The Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery|
jurisdiction=[[Diocese of Washington and New York (OCA)|W&NY]], [[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]]|
type=Male Monastery|
superior=[[Archimandrite|Archim]]. [[Nicholas (Iuhos)|Nicholas]]|
size=2 monks|
hq=Niagara Falls, New York|
language=English, some Slavonic and Romanian|
music=[[Russian Chant]]|
calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
feasts=[[September 14|Elevation]]|
website=[http://www.holycross-niagarafalls.org Official website]
'''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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
==Schedule of services==
*Saturday: 7:00pm - Great Vespers
*Sunday: 9:30am - Divine Liturgy
*Feastdays: 7:00pm Great Vespers on the eve of the feast, followed by 9:30am Divine Liturgy on the feastday.
==External link==
*[http://www.holycross-niagarafalls.org Holy Cross Monastery]
[[Category:American Monasteries]]
[[Category:OCA Monasteries]]

Revision as of 11:34, June 10, 2008