From The Little Mountain (DVD)

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FROM THE LITTLE
MOUNTAIN (DVD)
Reflections on Orthodox
Christian Monasticism


This DVD takes you through a year at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in West Virginia and portrays some of the beauty and struggle of monastic life. Insights about monasticism from one of the senior monks at the monastery are given as you are visually taken through the Church liturgical year and the changing seasons in the mountains. A unique documentary of an Orthodox monastery in the 21st century.



Hermitage of the Holy Cross: Wayne, West Virginia

The Hermitage of the Holy Cross is an English speaking monastery under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and is a dependency of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, New York. The monks support themselves by manufacturing hand-rolled incense in the ancient Athonite tradition and through hand-painted icons, homemade soap, wooden icon shelves, analogions (prayer desks) and other liturgical items and products.

Holy Cross Monastery was founded in September 1986 by Hieromonk Kallistos in House Springs, Missouri. The Hermitage remained in the Missouri area for the next 14 years. An offer of land was made to the Hermitage and with the blessings of the monastery's Abbot, Archbishop Laurus of Holy Trinity Monastery and the monastery's spiritual father, Igumen George, the brotherhood decided to move the monastery to West Virginia in 2000.