|Photo Gallery - Jordanville in Spring - 05/19/18|
Through the generous voluntary efforts of members of the greater Jordanville community, Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary has been blessed with bountiful springtime beauty.
|Sunday of the Samaritan Woman and Feast of St. George - 05/06/18|
The feast of the Great-Martyr and Trophy-bearer George is celebrated in the monastery as a full feast day. This year, it fell on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman. As if this were not enough to make it especially solemn this year, adding to the joy of the feast was the visit of Bishop Nikolaj from Las Vegas, so we were able to have a pontifical service and also to celebrate the Slava of His Grace as well as two of our seminarians, the brothers Milosh and Negosh.
|Mid-Pentecost - 05/02/18|
On May 2, the Orthodox Church commemorated the feast of Mid-Pentecost, the half-way point between Pascha and Pentecost. This was a feast in the Old Testament Church.
|Holy Week and Pascha - 04/06/18|
This year in the monastery Holy Week and Pascha were celebrated with the usual solemnity, beautiful chants and with great efforts in the preparation thereof, both practical and spiritual. Joined to this was the snowy, wintry weather, experienced as hardly every felt before. Early on Holy Saturday morning, towards the end of the Matins service, or as it is popularly called, “The Burial Service,” one of our father had to actually plow the snow around the church in order for the procession to take place. A bit of snow fell on almost every day, including Pascha itself.
|Palm Sunday - 04/01/18|
The Sunday before Pascha, known as Palm Sunday, is always celebrated with great joy in Holy Trinity Monastery. The day before, Lazarus Saturday, is very joyous with a General Matins service served, and at the noon-day meal, traditionally an inexpensive form of caviar is served on bread, according to the typicon, the caviar, or fish eggs, symbolizing a foreshadowing of the Lord’s Resurrection, as in the event, the resurrection of St. Lazarus did.