On October 31, the superior of the Holy Trinity Monastery, Archimandrite Luke, celebrated his Name’s Day in the usual way. He celebrated Divine Liturgy at the usual time in the morning, at 6AM. The noon-day meal was festive, at the end of which, Igumen Theophylact congratulated Fr. Luke in the name of the brotherhood, the professors and teachers of the seminary and our many pilgrims. After the monastic “mnogaya letiye,” all were invited to coffee and dessert in the former typographia, which gave a wonderful opportunity for monastics, seminarians, with the professors to engage in brotherly conversation.
Fr. Theophylact spoke briefly of the path of Fr. Luke’s life, and Seminarian Michael Martinov greeted Fr. Luke in the name of the seminarians and presented him with a the very thoughtful gift of a picture of him with the future Bishop George, as young subdeacon monks, vested at a hierarchal liturgy together.
May God continue to give Fr. Luke strength and wisdom in directing the monastery and the seminary for our salvation and for those who look to it for spiritual nourishment.