Feast of the Holy Apostle Luke - 10/30/10

On October 30 - 31 when the Holy Church celebrates the memory of the Holy Apostle Luke, our monastery was visited  with the  Myrrh Streaming Hawaii Icon, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, pilgrims from the St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Washington DC and the wife of the murdered missionary priest Daniel Sysoev in Russia.

On Saturday at 3PM a pannykhida was served in memory of Br. Joseph, the keeper of the Iveron myrrh streaming icon, who was murdered in 2007.

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion served vigil and all with much reverence and joy venerated the myrrstreaming icon of the Mother of God from Hawai.

On Sunday His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion ordained Hierodeacon Gabriel to the priesthood for the needs of the monastery. At the end of the Liturgy His Eminence congratulated the Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery, Archimandrite Luke on his name's day and wished him much strength and wisdom to continue his difficult duties as Abbot. He congragulated the newly ordained Hieromonk Gabriel and thanked God for the blessing of having the myrrhstreaming icon of the mother of God  visit the monastery on the anniversary of the death of Br. Joseph. This icon from Hawai by God's providence began to stream myrrh a number of years ago and has since been a comfort and support to those who turn to the Mother of God in faith and humility.

At 2:30PM a video was shown about the life of the Priest Daniel Sysoev and at the end his wife Julia answered questions about her husband.

Another Pannykhida was served after the video presentation at the graveside of Br. Joseph after which  the pilgrims from Washington departed.

We thank God for such blessings to visit our monastery.