Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
On December 4, 2014, Holy Trinity Monastery celebrated the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple. Abbot Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) led the Vigil and Liturgy services.
Reburial of Bishop Constantine (Essensky) at Holy Trinity Monastery
On December 1 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion and many clergy came to Holy Trinity Monastery today to rebury Bishop Constantine (Essensky; +1996) behind the Cathedral. Metropolitan Hilarion served a panikhída before the reburial service. Bishop Constantine reposed 18 years ago and was originally buried in Blanco, Texas.
St James Liturgy Served At Holy Trinity Monastery
On Wednesday, November 5, Holy Trinity Monastery marked the feast of St James the Brother of the Lord and the first bishop of Jerusalem with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy attributed to the apostle at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. On Friday, November 14, on the feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, the abbot of the Monastery, Archimandrite Luke, celebrated the Liturgy of St James in English at the Dormition cemetery church.
Monk John Campbell Funeral
Fr John Campbell (known previously as Fr Lawrence Cambell ) reposed peacefully in the Lord just before midnight on Monday November 3, 2014. He spent much of his life preparing English-language texts of the Divine Services and private prayers, most notably the 4th edition of our Jordanville Prayer Book and the Unabbreviated Horologion. Fr. John's funeral was held on November 6, 2014.
Feast Day of St. Averky and Kazan Icon of the Mother of God
On November 4, 2014, Holy Trinity Monastery celebrated the feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God and St. Averky of Hierapolis, Equal-to-the-Apostles. Following the Liturgy, Archimandrite Luke served a Litia at the grave of Archbishop Averky who was the Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery from 1960 until his repose in 1976. Archbishop Averky was also the Rector of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary.
Washington DC Cathedral Annual Pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery
From October 25 - 26, 2014, Archpriest Victor Potapov and about 100 parisioners from St. John the Baptist Cathedral made their annual pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery to visit the grave of Jose Muñoz-Cortes who is buried in the Holy Trinity Monastery cemetery. Joining the pilgrims for their annual pilgrimage were Metropolitan Hilarion, Metropolitan Jonah (OCA), and the myrrh-streaming "Hawaiian" Iveron Icon of the Mother of God.
Open House at Holy Trinity Monastery
On October 25, 2014, Holy Trinity Monastery opened its doors to host an open house event for the general public. Beginning at 1 pm, Fr. Luke spoke to the visitors about the the history of the Orthodox Church. At 2 pm, Heirodeacon Seraphim spoke about the history of Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary. Following the talks, visitors were encouraged to visit the new museum, enjoy refreshments and visit the bookstore. Heiromonk Theophylact conducted tours of Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Protection of the Mother of God
On Tuesday October 14, Holy Trinity Monastery celebrated the Protection of the Mother of God. Archimandrite Luke Murianka served the Vigil and Liturgy for the Feast.
St Sergius of Radonezh Conference at Holy Trinity Seminary
At the St. Sergius Conference hosted at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, students and professors delivered papers on St Sergius. Most Reverend Bishop Jerome (Shaw) presented his reminiscences (in both Russian and English) regarding the chapel dedicated to St Sergius in Churaevka village near Southbury, CT. The keynote address was by the Very Reverend Archpriest Pavel Velikanov (Moscow Theological Academy) entitled “The Experience of Entering the Life of the Church for a Modern Orthodox Christian.”
Feast Day of St. Sergius of Radonezh
On October 8, Holy Trinity Monastery celebrated the feast day of St. Sergius of Radonezh. The Feast Day is the official beginning of the St. Sergius Conference hosted at Holy Trinity Seminary.
Exaltation of the Cross - Photo and Video Report
Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada served the Hierarchical Vigil for the the Exaltation of the Cross. After the Great Doxology, the Cross was brought out and Archbishop Gabriel led the service of the Exaltation of the Cross. On Saturday morning, Archbishop Gabriel led the Hierarchichal Liturgy for the Feast Day.
Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos
For the Nativity of the Theotokos, Archimandrite Luke served the Vigil and Liturgy services at Holy Trinity Monastery. Fr. Ephraim Wilmarth who is a graduate of Holy Trinity Seminary and also the current administrative assistant gave the sermon.
Three Liturgies served to celebrate The Beheading of John the Baptist
Three Liturgies were served at Holy Trinity Monastery to celebrate The Beheading of John the Baptist. Archimandrite Luke served an English Liturgy in the Dormition church in the cemetery, Hieromonk Theophylact served the Slavonic Liturgy in Holy Trinity Cathedral, and Archpriest Vladimir Von Tsurikov served a Liturgy at St. Elizabeth Skete.
Feast Day of St. Job of Pochaev
On September 10, 2014, Holy Trinity Monastery celebrated the feast day of St. Job of Pochaev. St. Job is the patron saint of Holy Trinity Bookstore, Holy Trinity Publications, and the monastic brotherhood. The monastery held a liturgy in the lower church dedicated to St. Job of Pochaev. Following the liturgy, a cross procession and moleben were held to St. Job.
Labor Day at Holy Trinity Monastery
His Grace, Bishop Nicholas led the Hierarchical Vigil and Liturgy during Labor Day Weekend at Holy Trinity Monastery. Following the Hierarchical Liturgy, a moleben was served to the Mother of God and a small litia for the names day of Metropolitan Laurus and Archimandrite Flor.
Following the service, trapeza was served for all of the visiting pilgrims.
Meeting of the "Pochaev" Icon of the Mother of God with moleben and akathist hymn to St. Job of Pochaev.
At 3 p.m. a cross procession was conducted to the cemetery chapel to bring the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God to the Holy Trinity Cathedral. His Grace Bishop Nicholas met the cross procession at the cathedral and led a moleben and akathist to St. Job of Pochaev.
Holy Trinity Publications released a new translation of spiritual talks delivered by the ever-memorable Archbishop Averky
On September 1st, 2014 Holy Trinity Publications released a new translation of spiritual talks delivered by the ever-memorable Archbishop Averky of Syracuse and Holy Trinity Monastery. The Struggle for Virtue: Asceticism in a Modern Secular Society goes straight to the roots of our modern alienation from God and each other. We are shown that through the renewal of Gospel love the conscience is reawakened. We can then begin to experience true freedom, founded on the acquisition of virtue and overcoming of vice. All of this is seen to demand effort: A Struggle for Virtue.
Dormition of the Theotokos
For the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, two Divine Liturgies were held at Holy Trinity Monastery. Bishop Nicholas led the Hierarchical Liturgy in the Holy Trinity Cathedral with the Kursk Root Icon and Hieromonk Cyprian celebrated an English Liturgy in the cemetery chapel which is dedicated to the Feast. Following the Hierarchical Liturgy, a moleben was served at the cemetery chapel to the Mother of God.
Tonsures into the Small Schema at Holy Trinity Monastery
On Monday August 25, 2014 the tonsures into the small schema was perfomed by Archimandrite Luke at Holy Trinity Monastery after the service of Compline. Novice Vitaly Ahmolin was given the name of Righteous Lazarus and Br. Andrei Kozhin was given the name of Hieromartyr Sylvester, Archbishop of Omsk.
|Thursday, 5 / 18 December |
St Sabbas the Sanctified
5:00 am - Midnight Office
6:00 am - Divine Liturgy
4:00 pm - Rule for Holy Communion
|Friday, 6 / 19 December |
9:00 Divine Liturgy
4:00 Vespers, Matins
7:15 Small Compline
|Saturday, 7 / 20 December |
5:00 Midnight Office
6:00 Divine Liturgy
4:00 Communion Rule
|Sunday, 8 / 21 December |
28th Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 Midnight Office
9:00 Divine Liturgy
4:00 Vespers, Matins
7:15 Small Compline
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