Trinity Monastery's 75th Anniversary Celebrations Scheduled for
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch
of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the celebration
of the feast day of St Job, Hegumen and Wonder-worker of Pochaev,
is scheduled for Sunday, September 4, 2005 (on the eve of Labor
Day), at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. Also celebrated
will be the monastery's 75th anniversary, which Metropolitan Anastassy
(Gribanovsky, +1965) of blessed memory called the "Lavra Abroad"
and "our spiritual fortress."
Wednesday, August 31, the Namesday of His Eminence
Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church
Outside of Russia
5 am: midnight office at the monastery Cathedral.
6 am: Greeting of His Eminence the First Hierarch followed by Divine
8 am: breakfast at the monastery refectory.
3 pm: Greeting of the miracle-working copy of the Pochaev Icon of
the Mother of God along with a moleben and akathist to St Job at
the monastery cathedral.
6 pm: dinner.
7 pm: All-night vigil with a litia and polyeleos.
Confessions heard on the eve and morning before Divine Liturgy.
6 pm: Early Divine Liturgy in the lower Church of St Job.
9 pm: Greeting of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch
of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and Abbot of Holy
Trinity Monastery, followed by Divine Liturgy in the monastery cathedral,
which will include the participation of the Bishops of the Synod
of Bishops, the monastic brethren and Seminary teachers in the priestly
rank, and many visiting clergymen. At the end of Divine Liturgy,
a moleben will be conducted to the Most-Holy Mother of God and St
Job, with a procession of the cross and a general trapeza for all
the participants. After lunch, a reception at the "skete"
of His Eminence the First Hierarch.
7 pm: Dinner.
7:30 pm: minor compline and pannikhida for the reposed brethren
of the monastery.
September 5 (Labor Day):
8:30 am: Divine Liturgy at the monastery Cathedral.
11:30 am: Reception at Otesaga Resort-Hotel in Cooperstown, NY.
For tickets, contact Protodeacon Victor Lochmatov at (315) 858-0940.
A photo exhibit will open at Holy Trinity Museum with images of
the monastery's life and history.