Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/ 60 Holy Unction Service http://www.jordanville.org/news_170317_1.html Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p>On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, a Holy Unction Service will be held at 3PM.</p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170317_1.html Presanctified Liturgy of the Holy Apostle James http://www.jordanville.org/news_170313_2.html Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p>On Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11am, a Presanctified Liturgy of the Holy Apostle James will be served.&nbsp;</p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170313_2.html Panikhida for Metropolitan Laurus http://www.jordanville.org/news_170313_1.html Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p>On Thursday, March 15, 2017, a panikhida for Metropolitan Laurus will be served.</p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170313_1.html Orthodox Life Now Online! http://orthodoxlife.org/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Holy Trinity Monastery http://orthodoxlife.org/ Nativity 2017 http://www.jordanville.org/news_170110_1.html Sat, 07 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/Nativity-2017/DSC_5878.JPG&archive=0&final_h=22&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary wishes you and your loved ones a blessed Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord!</p> <p>"Your Nativity, O Christ our God, &nbsp;Has shone to the world the Light of wisdom! &nbsp;For by it, those who worshipped the stars, Were taught by a Star to adore You, &nbsp;The Sun of Righteousness, And to know You, the Orient from on High. &nbsp;O Lord, glory to You!"</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170110_1.html Archbishop Gabriel Visit and the Tonsure of Two Monastics http://www.jordanville.org/news_170103_1.html Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/Abp-Gabriel-Visit-and-Tonsure-of-Frs-Lev-and-Angelos/Banner-5751.JPG&archive=0&final_h=22&final_w=90&percent=100"><style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #11c00e; -webkit-text-stroke: #11c00e} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #11c00e; -webkit-text-stroke: #11c00e; min-height: 14.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1 PARAGRAPH_TEXT">The Monastery experienced a spiritual blessing on the eve of the Nativity Forefeast. On Saturday evening and Sunday morning his Eminence, Archbishop Gabriel presided over the divine services, greeting everyone on the future feasts of our Lord&rsquo;s Nativity and Theophany. On Sunday evening a general matins was served in honor of the Forefeast and St. John of Kronstadt. Immediately following the service the abbot, Archimandrite Luke, tonsured Novice Lev (from Russia) and Novice Angelos (from Scotland) &nbsp;as rassophore monks. &nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170103_1.html Save the Jordanville Icon Studio http://jordanville.org/news_161001_1.html#SECTION_800_1 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20161001-icon-studio-appeal/DSC_5273.jpg&archive=0&final_h=22&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Dear Supporters of Holy Trinity Monastery, The original roof of the Icon Studio building has finally lost its structural integrity, its wooden frame damaged by the heavy rains and snow of upstate New York. Water is leaking directly into the workshop, and we worry that the roof will not be able to survive the harsh winter conditions that are rapidly approaching. Therefore, we need to raise $36,000 by November 1 for this rebuilding project, and we need your support to achieve this!</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://jordanville.org/news_161001_1.html#SECTION_800_1 Tonsure of Rassaphore Novice Theodora http://jordanville.org/news_160914_2.html Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20160830_Maine_Tonsure/Tonsure-BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=22&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>With the blessing of Metropolitan Ilarion and the Spiritual Council Holy Trinity Monastery, Archimandrite Luke traveled to Richmond Maine to tonsure into the Rassaphore Novice Theodora, a former novice of St. Elizabeth's Skete in Jordanville. Sister Theodora will be living in the annex immediately adjacent to the church in the kelia of St. Theophan the Recluse. The kelia is directly under the spiritual, direction of the Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery. Sister Theodora as part of her monastic obediences opens the church before dawn with the reading of the Midnight Office and in the evening with Compline.<br />The rector of the parish Archpriest Chad, the parish council and parishioners have expressed their support for Sister Theodora.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://jordanville.org/news_160914_2.html Labor Day Weekend http://jordanville.org/news_160914_1.html Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20160903-5_Labor_Day_Weekend/LD-Sat-Meeting-of-Pochaev-Icon-BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=22&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>At 3:00pm on Saturday of the Labor Day weekend, His Grace, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, along with the clergy, monks and faithful that had come to Jordanville for the festivities, gathered in the main cathedral of Holy Trinity Monastery. On Saturday, September 3rd, the All-Night Vigil was served by His Grace, Bishop Nicholas, accompanied by the monastery and visiting clergy. The monastery choir was fortified by male members of the Young Singer&rsquo;s Conference. On Sunday morning, September 4th, the combined clergy processed to the entrance to the Trapeza, and greeted Bishop Nicholas with glory, and processed back to the church. Labor Day Monday was even more festive than<br />the day before. His Grace, Archbishop Gabriel was joined by Bishop Nicholas, Archimandrite<br />Luke and the gathered clergy for Divine Liturgy.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://jordanville.org/news_160914_1.html Panikhida for Met. Laurus http://jordanville.org/news_160905_1.html Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2016-PannikhidaMetLaurus-BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=22&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>August 31, 2016 was the namesday of the late Metropolitan Laurus and Archimandrite Florus and the anniversary of Archimandrite Sergius&rsquo; (Romberg) repose. After the noon meal, his grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, accompanied by clergy from the monastery, Canada, and Luxembourg, served a pannykhida at the grave of Metropolitan Laurus.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://jordanville.org/news_160905_1.html Pentecost http://www.jordanville.org/news_160622_1.html Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:42:47 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2016-06-19-Pentecost/Pentecost-Banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=22&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated the Vigil and Liturgy for Pentecost, followed by the Vespers with kneeling prayers. Archimandrite Luke, hieromonks, and local priests concelebrated at these services. There was a cross procession during the Litia around the cathedral. After the Liturgy and Vespers on Sunday, there was a festive trapeza for the clergy, monastic brotherhood, and many pilgrims that travelled here to celebrate with us.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_160622_1.html Help Repair the Icon Studio's Roof http://www.jordanville.org/news_161004_1.html Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20161001-icon-studio-appeal/Roof/Studio-roof-03.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Dear Supporters of Holy Trinity Monastery,<br />&nbsp;<br />The original roof of the Icon Studio building has finally lost its structural integrity, its wooden frame damaged by the heavy rains and snow of upstate New York. Water is leaking directly into the workshop, and we worry that the roof will not be able to survive the harsh winter conditions that are rapidly approaching. Therefore, we need to raise $36,000 by November 1 for this rebuilding project, and we need your support to achieve this!<br />&nbsp;<br />The current building was built in the 1990s as a new home for the Icon Studio founded by the renowned iconographer, Fr. Kyprian Pyzhov, who was instrumental in returning Russian iconography back to its traditional roots. In this way, he founded the Jordanville style, known for its simplicity and dynamism. With faithfulness to tradition and a distinctive style, Fr. Kyprian's work was highly prized, and he was commissioned to paint murals for cathedrals and churches from Luxembourg to San Francisco.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />The popularity of Fr. Kyprian's icons as well as his reputation for living a holy life drew disciples to him who would continue his work. To this day, the Icon Studio is very active with an inventory of approximately 1000 images on file. It acts as both a workshop that produces icons for purchase (both hand painted and mounted prints) and a training center for anyone who wants to learn the craft from master iconographers.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Please help us continue our work and preserve the memory of Fr. Kyprian! May God bless your generosity!<br /><br />Please donate by using the PayPal button below. Please write &ldquo;Icon Studio" in the "Add special instructions to the seller" section of the donation review page.<br /><br />You can also write a check to Holy Trinity Monastery with "Icon Studio" in the memo. Please mail checks to Holy Trinity Monastery, P.O. Box 36, Jordanville, NY 13361.<br /><br />May God bless you for your generosity!<br /><br />With love in Christ,<br />Archimandrite Luke<br />Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_161004_1.html Thank Your for Your Generosity! Apiary Update http://www.jordanville.org/news_161003_1.html Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/20161003-Apiary-Update/DSC_5391.JPG&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">To our generous donors and supporters,</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It is with joy and gratitude that Holy Trinity Monastery can announce the success of our campaign to raise funds for the rebuilding of the apiary that was destroyed by fire. Through your generosity and prayers, we have exceeded the necessary $4,000 for building materials and have raised $4,380! Glory to God!</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The new apiary will help to increase the monastery&rsquo;s production of honey by giving novice-monk Lev a place near his 15 bee colonies to extract honey and store resources. We have already started buying the essential materials for this project and have been using our in-house staff to raise the structure. The building is in its skeleton phase with a concrete foundation, lumber frame, and insulation in the walls. As we complete it, we will add plywood for the finishing, insulation to the roof, and silicon to patch leaks in the roof. We will update you when the building is finished! &nbsp;In fact, the finished building will be better than the old building which burned down. &nbsp;This is more than a replacement; it is an improvement. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Through your generous support, one of the oldest operations at Holy Trinity Monastery can continue. It was started by Fr. Innokenti 50 years ago under the abbacy of Archbishop Averky. Archimandrite Panteleimon, the monastery&rsquo;s founder, took a great interest in it. Honey production benefits the monastery by providing one of God&rsquo;s best foods for health as well as additional income for the monastery by selling it.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Monastery honey is blessed by special prayers from the Book of Needs said over each batch. This reminds us, as the Fathers of the Church also remind us, that we are to imitate the diligent bees. As the bee collects pollen from various flowers to produce its honey, so we are to collect all that is good in the world and deliver it back to Christ, who is the author of those goods.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It is with your diligence that we have been able to continue this important work, and we thank you for all your efforts in helping us with it!</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_161003_1.html An Appeal from Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_160914_3.html Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/14311264_1262276403783219_7027099026202321665_o.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT SECTION_TITLE">Dear Supporters of our Monastery!</span></p> <p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT SECTION_TITLE">As you may know, part of our apiary burnt down in 2014, causing $20,000 worth of damage. Brother Lev, our beekeeper, has been trying to rebuild it as well as he can. He needs to repair an existing building in order to process this year's harvest. So far he has been extracting honey by hand in the kitchen!</span></p> <p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT SECTION_TITLE">We have already invested in digging a well and extending power lines to the apiary to provide water and electricity to the site.</span></p> <p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT SECTION_TITLE">Now we need $4,000 to make essential repairs to the apiary building in order to process honey normally this year.</span></p> <p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT SECTION_TITLE">The apiary has been an important part of the monastery for decades. We need your support for the apiary to continue to operate.</span></p> <p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT SECTION_TITLE">You can support this project by donating using PayPal on the monastery website -&nbsp;<a href="http://jordanville.org/donate.html" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://jordanville.org/donate.html&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1473973474130000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHW8Map6hYUMXU_MmbV_Ce6bN9AvA"><span>http://jordanville.org/donat<wbr />e.html</span></a>. Please write "Apiary" in the "Add special instructions to the seller" section of the donation review page.</span></p> <p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT SECTION_TITLE">You can also write a check to Holy Trinity Monastery with "Apiary" in the memo. Please mail checks to Holy Trinity Monastery, P.O. Box 36, Jordanville, NY 13361.</span></p> <p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT SECTION_TITLE">May God bless you for your generosity!</span></p> <p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT SECTION_TITLE">With love in Christ,<br />Archimandrite Luke<br />Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_160914_3.html Fr. Peter Hears Delivers Speech at Lenten Retreat in New Jersey http://www.jordanville.org/news_170329_2.html Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2017-03-20-Father-Peter-Heers-Talk-at-Lenten-Retreat/78.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Archpriest Peter Heers recently delivered a presentation at the Lenten Clerical Retreat that took place at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, New Jersey. &nbsp;The retreat began on March 20th and ended on March 22nd--the feast of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste. The retreat took place under the aegis of two wonderworking icons--The Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God and the Myrrh Streaming Icon of the Mother of God &ldquo;Softener of Evil Hearts.&rdquo; The event was presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion who was also accompanied by Metropolitan Jonah, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, and Bishop Irenei of Sacramento. More on the retreat can be found here:</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: andale mono,times;"><a style="text-decoration: none;" href="http://eadiocese.org/news_170322_2.html"><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">http://eadiocese.org/news_170322_2.html</span></a><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: andale mono,times;"><a style="text-decoration: none;" href="http://eadiocese.org/news_170323_1.html"><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">http://eadiocese.org/news_170323_1.html</span></a></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: andale mono,times;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Fr. Peter Heers is currently the instructor of Old and New Testament at our seminary and his the translator/publisher of many books, some of which include his most recent book </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The Ecclesiological Renovation of Vatican II </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">and other well known titles such as </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The Life of Elder Paisios, The Epistles of Elder Paisios</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, and </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The Truth of Our Faith.</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><br /><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Fr. Peter Heers, in his presentation, discussed the recent Council of Crete that took place in 2016. &nbsp;In his Lecture, Fr. Peter Heers addresses the problems that preceded the council and the secrecy surrounding the pre-conciliar text that were released just a few months before the council itself; he also addresses the implications of the decisions and actions of the &ldquo;Council&rdquo; of Crete. A copy of the speech and a link to the video of his presentation can be found below.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170329_2.html Presanctified Liturgy of St. James http://www.jordanville.org/news_170328_1.html Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Once a year during Great Lent, Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary celebrate the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts of St. James, the Brother of the Lord. This is a very unique service, not only because the Liturgy of St. James is the oldest of the eastern liturgies extant but also because this presanctified version of the liturgy was translated by ROCOR&rsquo;s Bishop Jerome (Shaw).</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: andale mono,times;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Harkening to the Holy Sepulcher and to pilgrimages to Jerusalem, the liturgy creates an atmosphere that is distinctly its own while being clearly within the eastern ethos. It reminds those present of the ancient origins of the Church, creating a bond to the sacred spaces that may be forgotten about in America.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Also, this gives the seminarians the experience of the richness and variety of Orthodox tradition, whose differences are held together by the firm bond of Faith. Lord willing, they will transfer this spirit to their parishes when they graduate.</span></p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170328_1.html The Veneration of the Cross, 3rd Sunday of Great Lent http://www.jordanville.org/news_170327_3.html Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000;"><span class="im">In the middle of Great Lent, the Holy Church provides the faithful with inspiration to continue with our Lenten struggle and reminds us of what lays ahead, the Holy Passion of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. <br /></span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: andale mono,times;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000;">On the eve of Sunday, March 19 (March 6 O.S.), <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_396913129"><span class="aQJ">Sunday</span></span> of the Veneration of the Cross, during the All-Night Vigil, a cross containing a relic of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, richly decorated with flowers, was brought out of the altar by the abbot of the monastery, Archimandrite Luke, attended by monastery clergy, for veneration by the faithful, this Sunday greatly increased in number by numerous pilgrims from Serbian Orthodox parishes.&nbsp; The procession was attended by the peeling of the church bells and accompanied by hymns.</span></p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170327_3.html Pannykhida for Metropolitan Laurus http://www.jordanville.org/news_170327_1.html Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="text-align: left; line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000;">On the 9th anniversary of the blessed repose of Metropolitan Laurus, former primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad as well as Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery and Rector of&nbsp; Holy Trinity Seminary, March 3/16 a pannykhida was served in the monastery cathedral by the monastery clergy.&nbsp; The monastery brotherhood, as well as the seminary and our many neighbors and pilgrims, preserve zealously the memory of Vladyka Laurus, who was our abbot for 32 years and also headed the Church Abroad during one of its most crucial moments, the reconciliation of the Church Abroad with the church in Russia.</span></p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170327_1.html The Repose of Monk Lazarus http://www.jordanville.org/news_170315_1.html Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Fr. Lazarus was born in Russia in 1940 during the Soviet Union. He and his parents were part of the underground catacomb church during the Soviet Union. In the early 1990&rsquo;s Fr. Lazarus came to the U.S. He came to Jordanville and spent 1 year of seminary there. For various reasons he had to stop seminary and find a secular job near the monastery, but he continued to attend services on Sundays and Feast days throughout the year.&nbsp; <br /></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: andale mono,times;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Then Fr. Lazarus became very sick and soon after was accepted as a Novice. No one knew what his illness was; he went to doctors and his medical records only showed was that he had some sort of &ldquo;weakness.&rdquo; Fr. Lazarus&rsquo; answer to this was that he didn&rsquo;t want to know what it was, he only knew that it was a gift from God and the cure for his soul. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: andale mono,times;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In the following years he bore his illness with much patience and endurance, and without complaining. He knew the services very well and when he was no longer able to attend services because of his illness, he listened to the recordings of the services from his room, following them in the service books as well. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: andale mono,times;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Fr. Lazarus was also very forgiving. He would often quote the words of our Saviour to forgive &ldquo;up to seventy times seven&rdquo; (Matt 18:22). If there was ever a quarrel between him and another he would frequently stop in the middle of the quarrel and ask forgiveness of the person and the quarrel would end immediately.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: andale mono,times;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The last few months of his life were very peaceful. On the Saturday before the Sunday of Forgiveness Fr. Lazarus started to become very sick. During the first week of lent, he would go between being very sick and being normal. He received communion on Wednesday during Clean week and reposed on the following Friday evening.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: andale mono,times;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: andale mono,times; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">+May the Lord grant rest to his soul.</span></p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170315_1.html Sunday of Orthodoxy http://www.jordanville.org/news_170309_2.html Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: medium; font-family: andale mono,times;">First Week, marked by 10-hours daily of church services and one meal a day, culminated with the Triumph of Orthodoxy, reinforcing the purpose of our Lenten struggle as the means by which we fully incorporate ourselves into &ldquo;the Faith that has established the universe.&rdquo; To amplify the solemnity of this celebration, seminarians and monastics participated in hierarchical vespers and liturgy with Bishop Jerome (Shaw), a former seminarian at Holy Trinity Seminary and one of the major translators of Russian Orthodox liturgical texts into English and Slavonic.<br /><br />Before the service of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, including the anathemas that can be recited only in the presence of a bishop, Bishop Jerome reminded the congregation that the anathemas are not curses but are outlines that define the boundaries of the Church. They act as a guide that functions not negatively, by creating opposition to outsiders, but positively, preserving and protecting those inside the Body of Christ, deepening our understanding of the uniqueness of our divinely transmitted tradition.<br /><br />With the first week of Lent completed, we pray that the Lord will preserve us and all the faithful for the remainder of this season so that we can successfully participate in His Resurrection on Pascha.</span></p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170309_2.html Clean Week at Holy Trinity Monastery & Seminary http://www.jordanville.org/news_170308_2.html Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p class="m_-3079574574602084652normal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: center; line-height: normal;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="m_-3079574574602084652normal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; To begin Lent&rsquo;s solemnity, the monastics and seminarians of Holy Trinity began the season with a week of intensive prayer and fasting. </span></p> <p class="m_-3079574574602084652normal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="m_-3079574574602084652normal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-indent: .5in; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">The community awoke together at <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1813334570"><span class="aQJ">4:30</span></span> in the morning to start its labor of participating <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1813334571"><span class="aQJ">in 10 hours</span></span> of services. <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1813334572"><span class="aQJ">Midnight</span></span> office, matins, hours, vespers, and compline, punctuated throughout with spiritual readings and advice, ensured that the day was dedicated to the glory of God and to promoting the rigorous self-examination that develops into true repentance. To reinforce this prayer schedule, the trapeza served one meal daily, the first two days offering only potatoes and pickled cabbage. </span></p> <p class="m_-3079574574602084652normal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="m_-3079574574602084652normal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Asceticism is essential to develop spiritual strength in the future leaders of our church, and all Orthodox Christians. Training his body according to reason, the seminarian clears and focuses his mind, growing in spiritual discernment and intellectual acuity. These young men also loosen themselves from the bonds of the world, reorient their passions, and experience the fullness of Orthodox prayer. Not only does this help them cultivate habits that will remain with them throughout their lives, but it also nurtures the characteristics of a successful priest. This is why we believe that integrating a seminary education with a monastic environment is crucial to the students. </span></p> <p class="m_-3079574574602084652normal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a name="m_-3079574574602084652__gjdgxs"></a><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We invite everyone to celebrate this season of repentance with us. </span><a href="http://www.jordanville.org/calendar/month_print.php?month=3&amp;year=2017" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.jordanville.org/calendar/month_print.php?month%3D3%26year%3D2017&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1489180449223000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGEvZgR11nNOd-bsNEzdy3gLQdflQ"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: blue;">Click here for a calendar of services</span></a><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">. For more information call us at <a href="tel:%28315%29%20858-0945" target="_blank">315-858-0945</a> or e-mail us at <a href="mailto:info@hts.edu" target="_blank">info@hts.edu</a>. </span></p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170308_2.html Icon Studio Roof Project Successful! http://www.jordanville.org/news_170213_1.html Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <style type="text/css"><!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; direction: ltr; line-height: 120%; text-align: left; widows: 2; orphans: 2 } --></style> <p>Dear supporters and friends of our monastery,</p> <p>We are happy to announce that our Icon Studio's roof has been successfully replaced! With your prayers and financial assistance, we were able to complete the project before the roof collapsed under the weight of the winter's snow. Therefore, we offer a sincere thank you for your generosity during this campaign.</p> <p>Having completed this work, we are not only going to continue the iconographic ministry started by Fr. Kyprian Pyzhov but have plans to expand production. As part of this, we are currently updating our website to make it more user-friendly, facilitating access to <a href="http://iconstudio.jordanville.org">the over 1000 icons we have available</a>. With this change, we hope to make it easy for the faithful to purchase high-quality, low-cost icons or to simply browse the index for their own edification.</p> <p>May God bless your generosity!</p> <p>In Christ yours,</p> <p><img src="http://jordanville.org/images/frlukesig.jpg" alt="" width="384" height="94" /></p> <p>Archimandrite Luke,&nbsp;</p> <p>Abbot</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170213_1.html Theophany http://www.jordanville.org/news_170120_1.html Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20170119---Theophany/06-Theophany-2017-watermarked.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=78&percent=100"><p>On the Theophany of our Lord, Archimandrite Luke and the clergy of Holy Trinity Monastery served the Great Blessing of Water.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170120_1.html Restoration to St Seraphim Shrine Complete Thanks to Generous Donations http://www.jordanville.org/news_161122_1.html Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1 PARAGRAPH_TEXT">The St. Seraphim Shrine has been refurbished through kind donations of pilgrims, many from our parish in Toronto. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1 PARAGRAPH_TEXT">Our Abbot, Fr Luke plans to add a few more embellishments and then proceed to repairs inside the shrine.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1 PARAGRAPH_TEXT">God bless all of our pilgrims through the prayers of St. Seraphim!</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1 PARAGRAPH_TEXT">In Christ,</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1 PARAGRAPH_TEXT">Brotherhood of Holy Trinity Monastery</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_161122_1.html A Visit from the Hawaiian Iveron Icon http://www.jordanville.org/news_161101_1.html Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20161030-Iveron-Icon-Visit/Iveron_46.jpg&archive=0&final_h=89&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">This past weekend, Holy Trinity hosted the myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon from Hawaii. It was a true blessing to our community. Together with a pilgrimage of over 100 faithful from Washington D.C., we celebrated Saturday Night Vigil and Sunday Liturgy with the icon. All present were anointed with its miraculous myrrh, which is composed not only of myrrh but of other substances unknown to modern science. After liturgy, each monastic cell and seminarian dorm room was blessed with the icon.</p> <p dir="ltr">A panikhida was also held at the grave of the Blessed Martyr Brother Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortez, the guardian of the Montreal myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon. His murder and the subsequent disappearance of the icon occurred on October 31, 1997. The current myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon from Hawaii is a copy of this Montreal icon.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_161101_1.html Update on the Icon Studio Roof Appeal http://www.jordanville.org/news_161031_1.html Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">Dear supporters and friends of our monastery,</p> <p dir="ltr">Less than a month has passed since we <a href="http://jordanville.org/news_161001_1.html">first appealed</a> to your generosity for the sake of rebuilding our Icon Studio's collapsing roof, and yet again, you have exceeded our expectations. In this short period, we have raised $13,500 of the $36,000 required to complete the project. With these funds, we have purchased the materials needed to begin the reconstruction. This is truly a blessing!</p> <p dir="ltr">With your assistance, we will be able to continue our ministry that brings the beauty of the Lord into homes and churches throughout the world!</p> <p dir="ltr">May God bless you for your generosity!</p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_161031_1.html