The cool wintry freshness of snow-covered raspberries, sweetened with a touch of orange zest and mellowed with hints of warm musk. At once soft and brisk, this fragrance leaves you feeling light, clean and refreshed.
Holy Cross Monastery is a growing monastery consisting of more than two dozen monks, novices, candidates, and layworkers, many of whom are converts to the Orthodox Faith. The monastery community is comprised of both seasoned monks who have lived very full monastic lives for decades, and many younger monks who have brought to the monastery a youthful vigor and energy.
The monastery is located on 180 acres of land in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia. The surrounding hills and forests provide the monastery with seclusion from the distractions and temptations of the world, as well as a daily reminder of the beauty of God’s creation. These two aspects of our physical setting help to lead us to prayer.