NEW YORK: July 24, 2007
SCHEDULE OF CELEBRATIONS for the 40 th Anniversary of the Archpastoral Service of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Friday, August 18/31, 2007: namesday of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
5 am: Monastic midnight office at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.
6 am: Greeting of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus followed by Divine Liturgy.
8 am: Breakfast in the monastery refectory, followed by a reception at the residence of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus with visiting clergy.
Saturday, August 19/September 1.
3 pm: Greeting of the miracle-working copy of the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God, akathist at the Monastery Cathedral.
6 pm: Evening trapeza.
7 pm: All-night vigil.
Sunday, August 20/September 2.
9 am: Greeting of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus followed by Divine Liturgy, moleben and procession of the cross.
After services, a trapeza in the monastery refectory, then a reception of the “skete” of His Eminence Vladyka.
5:30 pm: Vespers.
6:30 pm: Evening trapeza at the monastery.
7 pm: Compline in the Monastery Cathedral.
Reception for the archpastors and honored guests at the home of Protodeacon Victor Lochmatov.
Monday, August 21/September 3 (Labor Day).
5 am: Midnight office and matins.
9 am: Greeting of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, Divine Liturgy and moleben, followed by an exchange of greetings and a moleben. During the veneration of the cross, singing of Tebe Boga khvalim [We Praise Thee, O Lord] by a unified choir of Holy Trinity and Sretensky Monasteries. Group photograph of the archpastors and clergymen. A group photograph of the graduates of Holy Trinity Seminary of the Class of 1967 with His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus.
2 pm: Formal reception at Otesaga Hotel. Greetings read from bishops and others. A presentation by the Class of 1967. A concert by the men's choir of Moscow's Sretensky Stavropighial Monastery.
For tickets to the formal reception, contact Protodeacon Victor at (315) 858-0940.
Wednesday, August 23/September 5.
At 10:30 am, a regular session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia commences in the Synodal Building in New York City.