Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Celebrates the 2018 Commencement - 06/03/18
On June 3, 2018, the Sunday of All Saints, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2018. The graduating class included six seminarians who received the degree of Bachelor of Theology and two recipients of the Certificate of Theological Studies.
Memory Eternal! Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov: 1927-2018 - 05/25/18
Text from the article on the EA Diocese website: On Friday, May 25, the leave-taking of the feast of the Ascension of our Lord, senior-most cleric of the Russian Church Abroad, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, reposed in the Lord. Fr. Valery’s clerical service spanned 55 years. In the course of his service to the church, Fr. Valery designed and oversaw the construction of the magnificent St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ where he served as rector for many years.
Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement - 05/11/18
Once again, five seminarians (Milos Bozic, Milan Dragisic, George Luimes, Dragan Vujicic, Christian Watts) represented Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary (HTOS) at the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement (OISM) hosted by St. Tikhon's Seminary during the weekend of May 11-13. Promoting congeniality and fellowship, this event brings together students from all Orthodox jurisdictions to "commune from a single chalice," as fourth-year HTS seminarian George Luimes describes the spirit of his experience.
Seminarian Trip to New York City - 05/11/18
As the culmination of their first or second year at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary (HTOS), students Ivan Gryaznov, Mykola Ivanchuk, Evan Nalitov, James Racz, and Lazarus Sparandera, accompanied by two professors, Deacon Andrei Psarev and Dr. Vitaly Permiakov, drove four hours to New York City on Friday May 11, for Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary's annual field trip. Always an eagerly anticipated excursion, this trip not only supplements our Seminary's history courses with a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but also extends our spiritual mission through an evening with Bishop Nicholas.
DoD Represents Seminary Downstate - 04/26/18
Deacon Michael Pavuk, Director of Development, traveled to the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign on April 26 for a presentation to the Synod of Bishops on the “State of the Seminary” on behalf of the Board of Trustees, Administration, Faculty, and students of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville.
Seminary Choir Travels to Holy Trinity Cathedral in Toronto, Canada - 04/21/18
The HTOS choir traveled to Holy Trinity Cathedral, Toronto, on the weekend of April 21-22, 2018, at the invitation of the Cathedral’s rector, Mitred Archpriest Vladimir Malchenko, cathedral rector and with the blessing of Archimandrite Luke, Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary.
Христос воскресе! Christ is Risen! - 04/08/18
An early Pascha and an unusually long winter combined this year to frame a snow-white Paschal celebration.
Beginning with Great and Holy Thursday's foot-washing service conducted by our Rector, Archimandrite Luke, the final days of Lent were filled with liturgical services, including Passion Matins (with the readings of the Twelve Gospels), Royal Hours, Great Friday Vespers (with the procession with the Holy Winding Sheet), Holy Saturday Lamentations at 2:00 a.m., the reading of the entire New Testament book of Acts of the Apostles on Holy Saturday evening followed by Midnight Office. Since heavy snow fell as a backdrop to these services, monks were clearing the snow as priests, other monastics, seminarians, and the faithful were processing around the Church for the 2:00 a.m. Lamentations!
To link the beginning with the end, Holy Saturday 2018 marked the rare correspondence of the Great Feast of the Annunciation with Holy Saturday, a juxtaposition inspiring mystical contemplation of the beginning of the Son of God’s economy of salvation in the womb of the Theotokos and the culmination of His earthly ministry His death on the Cross and Resurrection from the tomb.
The wintry weather made a poignant ending to Great Lent and a delightful Pasha!
After the rigors of Passion Week with its intense but prayerful focus on the sacrifice of Christ, Pascha broke forth into joyful triumph at precisely midnight on April 7. Following the procession around the church, we celebrated the Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Feasts, proclaiming “Hristos Voskrese!” and “Christ is risen,” and singing the Paschal troparion repeatedly. The Pascal breakfast that followed around 4:30 a.m. was festively complete with kulich, holodetz, and cheese paskha.
We thank the Risen Christ, and we thank you, our supporters, during this Bright Week!
Hristos Voskrese! Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti!