Welcome to Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery
We serve Orthodox Christians of all ethnic backgrounds and all cultural traditions. Many Romanian and Bulgarian Orthodox Christians regularly attend services at the Monastery. Orthodox faithful of all backgrounds come here for weddings, baptisms, and other sacramental blessings. Elegant dining space and a covered portico are available for receptions. Spiritual retreats have been held here by Orthodox Christians of all jurisdictions.
The Fathers do their utmost to make every visitor feel that their monastic dwelling is a spiritual home to anyone who comes to them for spiritual nourishment. Holy Cross Monastery has many friends and supporters who are Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and from other non-Christian backgrounds. A variety of groups have held seminars and conferences here. Everyone is welcome in this haven of God’s grace and embrace.
Holy Cross Monastery exists as a haven of spiritual tranquility, tolerance and kindness, not only for the local owls, wild turkeys, deer, foxes, and raccoons, but for all who come to partake of the Monastery's peace and befriend the Fathers. The beauty and harmony of the Monastery and its environs speak for themselves—and speak to the soul and heart of anyone who loves God, humankind, and nature.
The clergy of our monastery serve in the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) under the omophorion of the bishop of the Bulgarian Diocese of Toledo, Ohio. Services are usually celebrated in the languages best understood by those worshipping with the Fathers, who can celebrate services in Romanian, Church Slavonic (“Old Bulgarian”), Greek, or English.
Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master,
and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify!