JORDANVILLE, NY: February 14, 2013
The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Heads the Seminary's Holiday
On Tuesday February 12, 2013, Holy Trinity Seminary celebrated the feast of the Holy Three Hierarchs. His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion led the services. It was a special blessing to have also the Kursk Root Icon for vigil and the Divine Liturgy which brought by Priest Nicholas Olhovsky. Some of the service was sung in Greek for vigil by the seminary choir being part of a tradition established by Archbishop Averky. Before the Divine Liturgy the seminarians reader Peter Markevich was made a subdeacon and John Martin was tonsured a reader.
In the afternoon a reception was held in the Seminary Hall where Metropolitan Hilarion spoke about the Holy Three Hierarchs, their lives and how they serve as an example for the seminarians to follow. Following the Metropolitan's talk, Protopresbyter George Dragas gave a talk explaining the theological significance of the dismissal hymn of the Saints. Protopriest Vladimir Tsurikov then announced various scholarships that were award to seminarians. Archimandrite Luke greeted everyone on the Feast and thanked all who made it possible to celebrate the Feast of the Three Hierarchs in a worthy manner.