As of Thursday, July 29, multiple members of the brotherhood of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, have tested positive for COVID-19 and almost everyone has fallen ill. Therefore, monastery abbot Archimandrite Seraphim (Voepel) has decided to close the monastery to visitors temporarily, and unfortunately the brotherhood will have to cancel the public celebration of St. Panteleimon’s Day on August 8-9.
Because the monastery is very shorthanded, they will also be closing the store through the end of the week. Orders can continue to be placed either online or via phone message, and will be fulfilled as quickly as possible beginning Tuesday, August 3.
As the Coronavirus continues to spread throughout the brotherhood, services in church are now being limited to the Hours only and will not be live-streamed. The exception will be Great Vespers on Saturday night at 6:30 PM and Hours & Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00 AM, both of which will be broadcast.
The brotherhood thanks you for your understanding, and asks that you keep them in your prayers during this time.