This past weekend a group of seminarians traveled to Holy Cross Hermitage in West Virginia to participate in the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of the monastery. The celebration was officiated by His Eminence Hilarion as well as the Abbott of the monastery and frequent guest at St. Tikhon's, Bishop George.
The students that attended remarked on gracious hospitality that they were given during their visit and were overwhelmed by the peace and solemnity of the event.
St. Tikhon's would like to congratulate Holy Cross Hermitage on their 25th Anniversary Celebration and wish them a heartfelt many years.
A special thanks to Hermitage of the Holy Cross website as well as the website of the Eastern America and New York Diocese (ROCOR) for the lovely photographs of this event. Links have been provided for both sites. The Eastern America and New York Diocese website includes a beautifully written article recounting the event as well as additional photographs.