June 16, 2016
Wayne, WV: Brethren of Holy Cross Monastery celebrate Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

On Wednesday the 8th and Thursday the 9th of June, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, celebrated the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord. On Wednesday evening, the All-Night Vigil was served, with the Divine Liturgy celebrated on Thursday morning. The divine services were led by the monastery’s abbot, Archimandrite Seraphim (Voepel), who was co-served by monastery clergy.

Upon completion of the Liturgy, in accordance with established monastery tradition, the Rite of the Panagia was served, during which the brethren and pilgrims processed from the monastery’s main church to the refectory, where a festal meal was held.