for Holy Trinity Monastery's 75th Anniversary Celebrations
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch
of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, a public celebration
of the memory of St Job the Miracle-worker, Abbot of Pochaev Monastery,
will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2005 (on the eve of Labor Day),
concurrently with the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Holy
Trinity Monastery, which Metropolitan Anastassy (Gribanovsky, +1965)
called the "Lavra Abroad" and "our spiritual fortress."
Saturday, September 3:
3 pm: Greeting
of the miracle-working copy of the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of
God and a moleben and akathist to St Job in the Monastery Cathedral.
6 pm: Evening
7 pm: All-night
vigil with a litia and polyeleos.
Confessions heard on the eve and morning before Divine Liturgy.
Sunday, September 4:
6 am: Early
Divine Liturgy in the lower Church of St Job of Pochaev.
9 am: Greeting
of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch of the Russian
Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery,
at the Monastery Cathedral, with the participation of the members
of the Synod of Bishops, the monastic brethren and Seminary teachers
of priestly rank and many guests. At the end of Divine Liturgy,
a moleben to the Most-Pure Mother of God and St Job, with a procession
of the cross and trapeza for all participants of the celebrations.
After lunch, a reception at the "skete," the First Hierarch's
7 pm: Evening
7:30 pm: Small compline and pannikhida for the reposed brethren
of the monastery.
September 5 (Labor Day):
Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral.
Reception at Otesaga Resort-Hotel in Cooperstown, NY. For tickets,
contact Protodeacon Victor Lochmatov at: (315) 858-0940.
beginning of the celebrations, Holy Trinity Monastery Museum will
present an exhibit of photographs from the life of the monastic
brethren and the history of the Monastery.