Holy Trinity Monastery http://jordanville.org/ 60 Orthodox Life Now Online! http://orthodoxlife.org/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Holy Trinity Monastery http://orthodoxlife.org/ Nativity 2017 http://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://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://jordanville.org/news_170110_1.html Archbishop Gabriel Visit and the Tonsure of Two Monastics http://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://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://jordanville.org/news_170103_1.html An interview with Abbot Fr. Luke (Murianka) about his attendance of a recent symposium in Moscow, Russia http://hts.edu/news_161018_1.html Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/14433017_1189777164428088_1403593037808720131_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=22&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>From September 21 - 25, 2016, Abbot Fr. Luke (Murianka) attended a symposium called&nbsp;&ldquo;Rus and Holy Mount Athos: a Thousand Years of Spiritual and Cultural Unity&rdquo; in Moscow, Russia. On September 29, Deacon Andrei Psarev, a member of the Holy Trinity Seminary faculty, &nbsp;interviewed Fr. Luke in his office in Jordanville, and asked him to share his impressions from this event.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://hts.edu/news_161018_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://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://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://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 Dormition http://jordanville.org/news_160907_1.html Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2016-Dormition-BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=22&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On August 28, 2016 Archimandrite Luke and the brotherhood of Holy Trinity Monastery celebrated the Dormition of the Most Pure Theotokos. They were joined by pilgrims from around the United States and Canada.</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://jordanville.org/news_160907_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://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 Transfiguration http://jordanville.org/news_160830_2.html Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://jordanville.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2016-Transfiguration-Banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=22&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On August 19, 2016, Metropolitan Jonah celebrated the Transfiguration of the Lord at Holy Trinity Monastery. Archimandrite Luke and the monastic clergy served with the Metropolitan. They were joined by pilgrims from around the United States and Canada.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Holy Trinity Monastery http://jordanville.org/news_160830_2.html Pentecost http://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://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://jordanville.org/news_160622_1.html Help Repair the Icon Studio's Roof http://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://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://jordanville.org/news_161004_1.html Thank Your for Your Generosity! Apiary Update http://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://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://jordanville.org/news_161003_1.html An Appeal from Holy Trinity Monastery http://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://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://jordanville.org/news_160914_3.html Icon Studio Roof Project Successful! http://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://jordanville.org/news_170213_1.html Theophany http://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://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://jordanville.org/news_170120_1.html Restoration to St Seraphim Shrine Complete Thanks to Generous Donations http://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://jordanville.org/news_161122_1.html A Visit from the Hawaiian Iveron Icon http://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://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://jordanville.org/news_161101_1.html Update on the Icon Studio Roof Appeal http://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://jordanville.org/news_161031_1.html