The importance of the monastic life in our Church and the need to support the Holy Cross Monastery was described by Metropolitan Hilarion, where he said:
“Monasteries are the foundation of our Church, because they are places where prayer never ceases. When we visit this holy monastery, we benefit by receiving spiritual edification through prayer and confession. Even if we are not able to visit, we will still be comforted, because we know that the monastics are praying for all of us. Monasticism means living the Christian life to the fullest. I am so grateful to the monastics of this monastery, which plays a most important role in the spiritual life of our Diocese. I pray that God will grant them strength to continue their labors, so that they may persevere on the narrow path of monasticism”. The Fund for Assistance is so convinced of the need to ensure the survival of the Holy Cross Monastery that we will match every dollar you contribute through the end of February, 2012*.
"May God bless everyone who supports Holy Cross Monastery through their prayers and donations. May we continue to support this holy habitation, so that it may continue to flourish for the glory of Almighty God and for the sake of our own salvation".
-His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion
Please donate now by sending a check made out to the Fund for Assistance (memo “Holy Cross Monastery”) at
Fund for Assistance to ROCOR
75 E 93 ST
New York, NY 10128
or, even more quickly, by clicking here
May you all enjoy a most wonderful Nativity feast!
Fund for Assistance to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
* The first $60,000 of contributions will be matched.