Blessing of The Bee Hives

Blessing of The Bee Hives

Every year the Bee Monks at Holy Cross Monastery bless the bee hives with holy water, prayer and hymns. This is a centuries old tradition in the Eastern Orthodox...
The Hidden Work of Bees and Monks

The Hidden Work of Bees and Monks

“My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste.” – Proverbs 24:13 It is an age-old tradition in monasteries to keep honey bees. This is particularly true in Russia, where accounts of monastic pilgrims down the line of...