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Holy Trinity Publications Releases New Memoir - 07/13/14

Jordanville, NY - On July 1st, 2014 the publishing house of Holy Trinity Monastery released its latest title. Recollections of Jerusalem (ISBN: 9780884653592) offers the personal memoirs of Anya Berezina Derrick, parishioner and former head sister of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle, WA.


“This is a very different book from the memoirs and histories we’ve published in the past,” said Dcn. Peter Markevich of Holy Trinity Publications. “In it, we follow a simple refugee’s fascinating journey through the tumultuous 20th century - from her childhood in the Holy Land to married life in America and eventually a return to her ancestral Russian homeland.”


In Jerusalem Anya Berezina was raised in the spirit of Holy Russia, manifested in the life of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, the Mount of Olives convent, the Gethsemane convent, and the Bethany School. Her spiritual life was nurtured by St John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai and San Francisco, Archbishop Antony (Sinkevich) of Los Angeles, Archpriest George Grabbe, Mother Mary (Robinson), and in particular the English priest-monk Lazarus (Moore). Through Anya’s eyes, we gain new perspectives on their lives and ministries.


These recollections offer a window into the struggles and aspirations of the Russian Diaspora after the Communist takeover of their homeland and show how events such as the Bolshevik revolution, the Russian civil war, and the Arab–Israeli conflict have shaped present realities.


Recollections of Jerusalem retails at $21.95 and is available in both print and digital form. Individuals may order it at or from any good bookstore or online retailer. Church bookstores are eligible to receive a trade discount for this and other HTP titles ordered from the publisher. See for more information. Retail bookstores, academic institutions and libraries may order the book from our distributor, Independent Publishers Group (



Dcn. Peter Markevich

Holy Trinity Publications

(315) 868-4527

Feast of St. John of Shanghai and an Francisco - 07/04/14

Metropolitan Hilarion served at Holy Trinity Monastery on the feast day of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco on July 4-5 2014.

Summer Youth Program at Holy Trinity Monastery - 07/03/14

The Summer Youth Program is in its second week at Holy Trinity Monastery. This year fifteen young men have enrolled in the program. The daily program starts at 6:00 AM with the Divine Liturgy followed by breakfast, rest and a 9:00 AM meeting where different topics are discussed each day. Later in the morning there are assigned work duties for one and one half hours. Likewise after lunch the boys work for another one or two hours as assigned or needed.The afternoons and evenings are filled with various activities including field trips. Each day ends with prayer. It is important to note that during the entire three week program neither mobile phones nor the internet are allowed to be used. This gives the boys an opportunity to experience a period of time without the usual daily distractions found in the world. This helps them to relate to each other better forming stronger social bonds. With the Grace of God one  former Summer Youth Program boy is now a  seminarian and  another one is  a novice. Many clergy  of the Russian Church drew closer to God with their experience as Summer Boys in Jordanville. Many others have formed pious families with the good influence they received at the Summer Youth Program.

Second Phase of Replacement of Oil Tanks - 06/21/14

Work has begun on the second phase of replacing the remainder of the Monastery and Seminary oil tanks under the requirement by the Department of Enviromental Services. This project is very costly. The total cost to complete the work is $212, 000.00. We ask for your continued support to help us cover this expense.



Holy Spirit Day at Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/09/14

On Holy Spirit Day, Metropolitan Hilarion, Metropolitan Jonah, 13 Priests and 8 Deacons celebrated the Hierarchical Liturgy at Holy Trinity Monastery. Both Hiermonk Gabriel and Anatoli received awards for their service to the Church. A molebon and procession to the Holy Trinity followed the Liturgy. 

Pentecost at Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/08/14

June 8 was Pentecost and Holy Trinity Monastery's patronal Feast Day. Metropolitan Jonah served the Hierarchichal Vigil and Liturgy to celebrate the Feast. Immediately after Liturgy, Metropolitan Jonah led the Vespers with the Three Prayers on Bended Knees. Following Vespers, everyone joined the brethern for a meal and reception on the Monastery lawns.

Ascension at Holy Trinity Monastery (Photo Report) - 05/29/14

"Having accomplished for us Thy mission and united things on earth with things in heaven, Thou didst ascend into glory, O Christ our God, being nowhere separated from those who love Thee, but remaining ever present with us and calling: I am with you and no one is against you."

Graduation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary - 05/26/14

On May 25, 2014, the Sixty-Sixth Annual Commencement was celebrated at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary. His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield served a Hierarchal Vigil and Liturgy and offered opening remarks at the Seminary's Commencement. The Commencement Speaker was Archpriest Serge Kotar. On the Commencement Day, the Foundation of Russian History Museum also officially opened to the public. At the end of the Liturgy, Archpriest Vladimir Tsurikov was given a gramota from Metropolitan Hilarion for his labors in establishing a new museum at the Holy Trinity Monastery.

Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas - 05/22/14

On May 22, 2014, Holy Trinity Monastery celebrated the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas. An All-Night Vigil and Liturgy was served by Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) for the Feast. Following the Liturgy, the faithful held a procession to Metropolitan Anastasy's crypt to offer prayers on his death day.

Foundation of Russian History Museum Preview Event - 05/19/14

On May 18, 2014, the Foundation of Russian History hosted a rededication of the Foundation, and a preview of a new exhibit entitled "The Russian Word and Image: Four centuries of books and art." At the event, the Foundation also unveiled the new Russian Nobility Association Reading Room. The museum and reading room are located at Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary in Jordanville, New York.

Metropolitan Jonah Visit for Museum Preview - 05/19/14

From May 17-18, Metropolitan Jonah lead a Hierarchal Vigil and Liturgy at Holy Trinity Monastery. Metropolitan Jonah visited the Monastery to take part in a preview of The Foundation for Russian History Museum. The museum official opens to the public on May 25 on Holy Trinity Seminary's graduation day.

Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery, Delivers Lecture on St. Alexis (Toth) - 05/06/14

"On May 6, 2014 Archimandrite Luke delivered a lecture at St. Mary's Cathedral (OCA) in Minneapolis, MN. The talk was part of an annual Saint Alexis (Toth) lecture series sponsored by the St. Mary's Boriss-Hansen Committee. St. Alexis is one of the great missionary confessors of the Orthodox Church and was lauded as such in Father Luke's talk."

Radonitsa at Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/29/14

On Radonitsa, led by Abbot Fr. Luke Murianka the monastic brethern, seminarians and members of the community prayed for the departed including those buried in the Holy Trinity Monastery Cemetery.

Paschal Greetings from the Brotherhood of Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/22/14

Paschal Greetings from the Brotherhood of Holy Trinity Monastery.

Christ is Risen!

Bright Monday 2014 - Photo Report - 04/21/14

Having slept in the flesh as a mortal, O King and Lord, Thou didst rise on the third day. Thou didst raise up Adam from corruption and abolish death, O Passover of incorruption, Salvation of the world!

Palm Sunday 2014 - Photo Report - 04/13/14

"O Christ God, enthroned in Heaven and on earth riding a donkey's colt, You have accepted the praise of the angels and the hymns of the children who were crying out to You: "Blessed are You who come to restore Adam."

New Medical Room / First Aid Room Project - 04/08/14

A medical room / first aid room has been set up on the second floor of the monastery dormitory next to our two infirmaries. 


Great Canon of St. Andrew and Life of St Mary of Egypt - 04/02/14

On Wednesday April 2, 2014, during matins Holy Trinity Monastery read the entire Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete as well as the life of St. Mary of Egypt.

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Fund For Assistance Support for Holy Trinity Monastery

An anonymous donor has put a $20,000 on the table for two of our most prominent monasteries -  Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, and Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV.
But there’s one condition before they can claim it: donors have to match the gift dollar for dollar......


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