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.
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Smells great and fresh!
Dec 1, 2015 | By Chris
I encourage folks to try the Blackberry Sage soft soap!
May 17, 2016 | By Harry A.
My recent order of Blackberry Sage, Citrus Basil & Vanilla Bean soap arrived very quickly. I've always been very pleased with the soaps & their wonderful fragrance. In my opinion, they're satisfactory suds!
I don't want to be without this soap
May 24, 2016 | By Cindy T.
We all have sensitive skin. This soap is so creamy and mild and never irritating. We use it daily so I try not to ever run out. The scent is lovely and very mild also. Thank you!
Liquid Hand Soaps from Holy Cross
Aug 3, 2016 | By Sarah
I can't remember how long I have been buying the liquid hand soaps, but it has been several years. I recommend them highly. The fragrances are delightful and my hands feel clean and soft after using them.
I won't be without this soap
Jun 7, 2017 | By Cindy
We have very sensitive skin in our family. This is the only hand soap we use. It is rich and creamy and doesn't irritate. The fragrance is pleasant not over powering. Thank you for continuing to make this soap.
Aug 15, 2017 | By Cecile B.
the vanilla hand soap is just as I anticipated. Keeps hands clean and soft on your hands and a nice scent
May 12, 2019 | By Rev. Harry A.
For some years now I've used the Hermitage Handcrafted Liquid Soap & have never been disappointed. The fragrances are refreshing. I especially favor the Vanilla Bean Soap.
Rev. Harry A.