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