JORDANVILLE, NY: February 16, 2005

His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus Officiates at the Celebration of the Feast Day of Holy Trinity Seminary

On February 12, on the feast day of the Three Hierarchs, when Holy Trinity Seminary marks its holiday, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus officiated at Divine Liturgy at the cathedral of Holy Trinity Monastery, and at all-night vigil on the eve, along with Bishop Peter of Cleveland, the Vicar of the Diocese of Chicago and Detroit, and the monastery clergy. On this day, relics and an icon of the Hierarchs, the protectors of the Seminary, lay on an analogion in the middle of the church. During the minor entrance, His Eminence awarded the gold pectoral cross to Hieromonk Roman (Krassovsky) on behalf of the Synod of Bishops; Fr Roman is the director of the monastic choir who recently issued a recording of church music on the 10th anniversary of the glorification of St John (Maximovich, +1966) of Shanghai and San Francisco. Fr Roman, who enjoys the love and respect of the seminarians, is also a teacher of liturgics and church music at Holy Trinity Seminary.

His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus awards Hieromonk Roman (Krassovsky) with the gold pectoral cross.

His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus reads the prayer of dismissal at the end of Divine Liturgy.

Portions of the holy relics and feast day icon of the Three Hierarchs lay on an analogion in the middle of the monastery cathedral.

We wish God's help in their labors and future success to His Eminence, the Seminary Rector, Hieromonk Roman and all the teachers and seminarians who piously and solemnly marked their holiday.

The Editors of the official website of the Synod of Bishops reminds everyone of the good tradition of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia established by the Hierarchs in which plate collections should be made in all parishes to benefit Holy Trinity Seminary.