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Update as of January 24, 2014 - The sheetrock is being finished upstairs in Project Kellia. Meanwhile, downstairs plumbing and electrical work is being finalized before the installation of sheetrock there. All of the bookshelves for the cells on the upper floor were built from scratch by pilgrims and furniture for the cells upstairs has been ordered. Finish flooring will follow directly on the heels of the sheetrock completion upstairs. We still need to raise about $35,000 to complete the work. This building is absolutely essential to the growth of the monastery. As soon as rooms are finished we will be filling them up with monks as we have several monastic candidates living in temporary housing and others arriving later this year. Please donate today!
The Brotherhood of Holy Cross Monastery has grown tremendously and, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, we are building more living quarters for monks. Project Kellia is a monastic dormitory consisting of 9 cells, an infirmary cell, and a medical dispensary. We expect that the cells will be filled immediately by novices currently living in temporary housing and monastic candidates arriving throughout 2014.
We have already raised over $465,000 to reach our goal of $500,000 needed to complete Project Kellia, and every small donation helps to assure the completion of Project Kellia. We actually hope to raise much more than the necessary amount for the building so that we can upgrade the monastery's wastewater systems to accommodate the growth in the monastery population. Any additional funds will go right into this and other infrastructure projects at the monastery.
Eager young candidates are hoping to begin their monastic life at the Hermitage, and the completion of these new monastic cells are integral to their ability to live here permanently. For now, monks and candidates must still live in guest house rooms, old RVs and unfinished basements and garages.
Please help by donating whatever you can on our website, or send donations marked ‘Project Kellia’ to:
Hermitage of the Holy Cross
505 Holy Cross Rd.
Wayne, WV 25570