Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/ 60 October 25th-30th - Hawaiian Iveron Icon Visits Jordanville http://www.jordanville.org/news_171016_1.html Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p>The Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon will be visiting Holy Trinity Monastery from the night of October 25th until October 30th, 2017. The icon's arrival accompanies the clergy conference of the Eastern-American diocese. The greeting of the icon will take place at 5:00pm on the Wednesday night of the 25th, just prior to the hierarchical All-Night Vigil at 7:00pm. The icon will also be in the main chapel for Thursday morning's hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 9:00am as well as Friday morning's 6:00am Divine Liturgy. At 9:00am that morning, the icon will be brought to St. Elizabeth Skete down the road from the monastery for a moleben with akathist service. On Saturday the 28th, there will be a pannikhida for Br. Jose at the cemetery at 3:30pm, and then a hierarchical All-Night Vigil in the main chapel at 7:00pm. The next morning, the hierarchical Liturgy will begin at 9:00am. A final pannikhida will be held for Br. Jose that afternoon at 3:00pm, and the icon will stay at the monastery for one last liturgy the next morning at 6:00am before its scheduled departure at 11:00am of the 30th of October, 2017.</p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_171016_1.html October 9, 2017 - A Film on the Life and Struggles of Archimandrite Antonine Kapustin http://www.jordanville.org/news_171006_1.html Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:02:38 -0400 <p>On&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_759664093">Monday, October 9</span>, at&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_759664094">5pm</span>&nbsp;in the Seminary Hall, a film on the life and struggles of Archimandrite Antonine Kapustin will be shown.&nbsp; Archimandrite Antonine is largely responsible for acquiring the properties held now by the Russian Mission in the Holy Land. The film is in Russian.</p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_171006_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="https://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 The Feast of the Elevation of the Cross http://www.jordanville.org/news_170928_2.html Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/20170926-Elevation-of-the-Cross/DSC_7696.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=59&percent=100"><p>Some of the twelve great feasts of the Church come in two&rsquo;s. Such was the case of the Transfiguration of Our Lord and the Dormition of the Theotokos, and so now also is the case of the Nativity of the Theotokos and the Exaltation of the Life-Giving Cross. At Holy Trinity Monastery the latter is celebrated with extra solemnity in that with the blessing of the Metropolitan, Archimandrite Luke is granted the right to perform the rite of the Elevation of the Cross, much to the spiritual joy of the monastics, the seminarians and the many faithful who attend this service, conducted toward the end of the All-Night Vigil.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170928_2.html The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos http://www.jordanville.org/news_170926_6.html Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/20170921-Feast-of-the-Nativity-of-the-Theotokos/DSC_7619.JPG&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On September 21 (8 O.S.), the first of the twelve great feast days of the Orthodox Church year was celebrated in the Holy Trinity Monastery, the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, the church new year being September 1/14. The usual All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy were celebrated with the usual monastery solemnity.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170926_6.html The Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist http://www.jordanville.org/news_170926_5.html Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p>On September 11 (August 29 O.S.), the holy Church commemorates the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. Even though not numbered among the twelve great feasts of the Orthodox Church, nonetheless it is a very important holiday. As usual, the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy were celebrated as is usual on such feasts in the monastery.</p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170926_5.html The Feast of St. Job of Pochaev http://www.jordanville.org/news_170926_3.html Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/20170910-Feast-of-St-Job-of-Pochaev/DSC_7611.JPG&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On September 10, 2017, the brethren of the Holy Trinity Monastery celebrated the feast of the Opening of the Relics of St. Job of Pochaev (August 28 O.S.). As in a previous posting was described the Labor Day Weekend festivities in honor of St. Job, the brethren in a perhaps more intimate way, commemorated their heavenly protector. As is peculiar to this feast, since the basement church of the Holy Trinity Monastery cathedral is dedicated to the memory of St. Job, the services were conducted there.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170926_3.html Labor Day Weekend http://www.jordanville.org/news_170926_1.html Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/20170902-Labor-Day/Picks/DSC_4934-WEB-SAFE.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>In the 1950&rsquo;s, thousands of displaced people, or people displaced by the trauma of World War II, especially from Eastern Europe, found a new life in America. Many of them were Russian Orthodox people, who had suffered deprivation of their age-old culture, especially of their faith, under communism, and now found themselves in a very strange culture. It was not long before so many of them found their spiritual home in the Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, New York.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170926_1.html Pannykhida for Vladyka Laurus http://www.jordanville.org/news_170925_5.html Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p>The monastery zealously keeps the memory of all of the reposed brethren of the brotherhood, those who have ended their lives within the walls of our sacred habitation. On the anniversary of their repose and also on their Name&rsquo;s Day, the monastics chant &ldquo;Memory Eternal&rdquo; after the noon-time meal. Of course, all the monastics are prayed for every day, both living and dead, during the Proskomedia.</p> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170925_5.html Dormition http://www.jordanville.org/news_170925_3.html Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/20170828-Dormition/Picks/DSC_4879-WEB-SAFE.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=61&percent=100"><p>In the Holy Trinity Monastery, the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God has always been celebrated with special solemnity. Part of this is due, undoubtedly, to the fact that the Mother of God is especially venerated by monastics as our heavenly abbess, the directress to Heaven. Also, this is due to the fact that the feast is tied in to our Labor Day weekend celebration of the memory of our heavenly protector, the Venerable Job of Pochaev, as will be explained shortly.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170925_3.html The Blessing of Honey http://www.jordanville.org/news_170814_1.html Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20170814-Honey-Blessing/20170814_074733.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=50&percent=100"><style type="text/css"><!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120% } --></style> <p>In the Greek Chasoslov (Orologion) of 1897 is explained thus the derivation of this feast: "By reason of the sicknesses, often everywhere occurring in August, from of old customarily it was done at Constantinople to carry out the Venerable Wood of the Cross along the roads and streets for the sanctifying of places and for the driving away of sicknesses. On the eve (31 July), carrying it out from the imperial treasury, they placed it upon the holy table of the Great Church (in honour of Saint Sophia &ndash; the Wisdom of God).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170814_1.html The Feast of St. Seraphim of Sarov http://www.jordanville.org/news_170802_1.html Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20170802-St-Seraphim/Sarov-ikon-in-frame.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=74&percent=100"><p>On the feast of St. Seraphim of Sarov, Holy Trinity Monastery was granted a special blessing: during the feast day services, the brotherhood and faithful prayed before an icon of the beloved Russian saint with segments of his hair, a piece of the rock upon which he prayed, and a part of his clothing. The icon was placed for all to venerate in the middle of the church, and the akathist to St. Seraphim was sung before it during Matins.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170802_1.html Tonsure of Fr. Paul and Fr. Stephen http://www.jordanville.org/news_170718_1.html Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20170710-Tonsures/Frs-Paul-and-Stephen-Watermarked.jpg&archive=0&final_h=80&final_w=90&percent=100"><style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 15.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1" style="font-size: 16px;">On the eve of the Church commemoration of Saints Sergius and Herman of Valaam (June 28 O.S.), the monastery had its own feast, the tonsure of Riassophore Monk John (Weeks) to the Small Schema and Novice Stephen (Manduke) to the Riassa.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>This grace-filled event took place just as the Church is finishing the fast of the Apostles.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170718_1.html The Feast of the Royal Martyrs http://www.jordanville.org/news_170725_1.html Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20170718-Feast-of-the-Royal-New-Martyrs/03-New-Martyrs-watermarked.jpg&archive=0&final_h=89&final_w=90&percent=100"><style type="text/css"><!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; direction: ltr; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 120%; text-align: left; orphans: 2; widows: 2 } --></style> <p>This year, the monastery&rsquo;s commemoration of the Royal Martyrs was especially festive. It must be noted that it was 99 years ago that they suffered for Christ.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170725_1.html A Visit from the Nobile Farace Sisters http://www.jordanville.org/news_170621_1.html Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2017-06-15-Marquess-Farace-Sisters-Visit/DSC_4503-WEB-SAFE-watermarked.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-fc5c5554-cbe8-b000-70e4-75af4667ae91">On July 18 (N.S.), 1918, the day after the murder of the Russian Imperial family, the sister of the Empress, Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna, and other relatives of theirs, including the brothers, Princes Igor, Konstantin and Ioann Konstantinovich, were likewise killed by communist henchmen in Alpaevsk in the Ural Mountains area. &nbsp;On June 15, 2017, two sisters, granddaughters of Prince Ioann, visited Holy Trinity Monastery for the first time. &nbsp;</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170621_1.html Pentecost 2017 at Holy Trinity http://www.jordanville.org/news_170611_1.html Sun, 04 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/2017-06-04-Pentecost/DSC_6805-2.JPG&archive=0&final_h=22&final_w=90&percent=100"><p id="docs-internal-guid-a31ea1e6-998f-3207-ab71-5debc2606373" dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">With God's grace, Holy Trinity was able to celebrate with solemnity Pentecost weekend (June 3-6). The cathedral was festively decorated with freshly-cut saplings, some tall enough to reach the base of the dome. This very strikingly manifests the church's concept of recapitulation, as the entire universe has been transfigured through Christ and brought within the purview of the Church through the power of the Spirit Who gives life to all.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">As the capstone moment when the Trinity enters into full relationship with humanity and the world through the foundation of the Church, Pentecost is celebrated for three days in honor of the Three Persons. Following the Saturday service to commemorate the dead, Pentecost Sunday was celebrated as a hierarchical liturgy with his Eminence Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) and culminated with the Vespers of kneeling prayers.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Monday, Holy Spirit Day, was not only the second day of liturgical celebration but was also the feast day for Holy Trinity Monastery. As a result, we were blessed with the presence of the Most Rev. Metropolitan Hilarion and his Eminence Bishop Nicholas as well as his Eminence Metropolitan Jonah who remained for the festivities.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">During the Little Entrance Igumen Theophylact was awarded the jeweled cross, Priest Andrew Rudenko and Hieromonk Anatoly were both awarded the gold cross, all for their service to the Church. During the Hours a recent graduate, Vadim Abramov was tonsured a Reader.&nbsp; </span><span style="color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">After the liturgy, the hierarchs, priests, faculty, seminarians, and guests were invited for a reception.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">We thank God for constituting His Church through the gift of the Spirit! May our church be revealed to the world as God's most precious gift to humanity, the vineyard planted by Christ and producing the new wine of Spiritual joy.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="color: #343434; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Blessed art Thou O Christ Our God</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="color: #343434; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Who hast shown forth the fishermen as supremely wise</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="color: #343434; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">By sending down upon them the Holy Spirit</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="color: #343434; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">And through them didst draw the world into Thy net</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="color: #343434; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"> Lover of Mankind glory to Thee!</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170611_1.html Liturgy of St. Mark http://www.jordanville.org/news_170513_2.html Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/2017-05-08-Saint-Mark/DSC_6520.JPG&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="font-variant: normal; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">On Monday, May 8th the faithful at Holy Trinity Monastery Celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Mark the Evangelist in honor of his feast day. In the Orthodox Church there are three orders for the Divine Liturgy that are celebrated in every parish&mdash;those of St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great, and the Presanctified Liturgy of St. Gregory the Dialogist. But in addition to these three there are also several other, rarer Liturgies, characteristic of certain places or celebrated on certain days. In recent years the Liturgy of St. James has become increasingly known and celebrated; akin to it is that of St. Mark.</span></span></span></p> <p style="font-variant: normal; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; line-height: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-variant: normal; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 100%; text-decoration: none; margin-top: 0px;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">The Divine Liturgy of St. Mark is the ancient, traditional main Liturgy of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria. With the discovery of a papyrus from the end of the fourth century in 1928, it also has the most ancient documentation of any Orthodox Liturgy still in use. This is the Liturgy of the great hierarchs of Alexandria, whose names occur constantly in our Church calendar: Ss. Athanasius the Great, St. Cyrill of Alexandria, St. John the Almsgiver, and countless others. St. Anthony the Great and the Desert Fathers prayed at this Liturgy, and knew and loved its prayers.</span></span></span></p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.jordanville.org/news_170513_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 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