Meeting of the Lord - 02/15/21
On February 2/15 the Holy Church celebrates the feast of the Meeting of the Lord. In the Russian Church this feast is considered a feast of the Mother of God, even though it has several aspects of a feast of the Lord. Another interesting detail of this feast is that the afterfeast can be either a full week, such as happens this year, due to the late date of Pascha, or it can be non-existent if Pascha falls on the earliest day possible. The rubrics are very extensive to cover all the possibilities of celebrating this feast due to its proximity to the Lenten Triodion.
Feast of the Three Hierarchs - 02/13/21
The feast of the Three Hierarchs, Our Holy Fathers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Great, and John Chrysostom, is the feast day of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary. This year, the seminary was blessed to have the presence and service of three hierarchs! Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, and our own Bishop Luke of Syracuse, presided at the festive services.
Feast of Theophany - 01/19/21
FEAST OF THE HOLY NATIVITY - 01/07/21
The monastery has always celebrated the three major feasts of the Church calendar in complete fulfillment of the Church typicon, that is, with festal services for three days. This includes the feasts of Nativity, Pascha and Pentecost. In this way, there is an atmosphere of spiritual joy which pervades the monastery. Despite the current difficulties, the monastery once again was able to fulfill this if even with somewhat more simplicity this year.
FEAST OF THE ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS INTO THE TEMPLE - 12/04/20
On November 21 (Old Style)/ December 4 (New Style), the Church celebrates one its twelves main feasts. During Matins, the katavasia of the canon consist of the Irmosoi of the feast of the Holy Nativity. Thus in this way, the faithful hear for the first time, hymns of the upcoming feast. As we approach the feast, the Church more and more reveals to us hymns from the service of Nativiy, thus preparing us gradually for the celebration.
JUBILEE OF THE HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL AT HOLY TRINITY MONASTERY - 11/26/20
Due to the COVID crisis, the monastery and seminary, which originally had planned very festive commemorations of several jubilees this year, has had to greatly diminish the original plans. So it was that on November 26, 2020, which was also Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the monastery commemorated the 70th anniversary of the consecration of the cathedral of the Holy Trinity Monastery.
New Issue of Pravoslavnaia Rus' - 11/25/20
The third issue of Holy Trinity Monastery's Russian-language journal Pravoslavnaia Rus' for 2020 may be downloaded as a free PDF directly from the publisher's website.
Holy Trinity Publications
Вышел в свет очередной третий номер «Православной Руси» за 2020 г.