Br. Randy Greve, OHC’s sermon for the feast of Christ the King

They can’t even agree on the meaning of the word. Pilate: “Are you, yes or no?” Jesus: “Why do you ask?” Pilate: “I don’t, but your own people say you are.” Jesus: “But not in the way they or you think” Pilate: “So ‘yes’?” Jesus: “That’s your answer, not mine. How much clearer can I be?” It’s a strange exchange. Pilate wanting the answer to a question he has no way of understanding. Jesus unwilling even to use words that Pilate will misunderstand; Pilate vaguely curious, maybe… read more on our sermons blog

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A Benedictine Monastery in the Episcopal Tradition

At Holy Cross, you enter into a time of prayer and reflection, renewal and re-creation. The time you spend here can help you deepen your sense of communion with God, nature and with others. Holy Cross is part of the Order of the Holy Cross. Our facilities consist of 2 Guest Houses, the Monastery Church of St. Augustine, and the Monastic Enclosure, located on twenty-six magnificent acres on the west bank of the Hudson River.

The primary ministry of Holy Cross Monastery is to guests on individual and group retreats. Our Guesthouse is among the largest monastic retreat facilities in the Episcopal Church. Rooms are available for overnight stays so that you can join with us and explore the spiritual dimension of your life. We estimate that about 5,000 people visit us each year.

In addition to our guest ministry we also manufacture incense, publish, and operate a book and gift shop.

The primary work of the community is worship and prayer, which are the central components of our daily life.