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Exhibit on the ‘Last Days of the Last Tsar’ closes on May 17, 2019 - 04/23/19

The exhibition “Last Days of the Last Tsar” at Jordanville’s Russian History Museum closes in less than a month. The exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the tragic death of Tsar Martyr Nicholas II and his family. We encourage you to visit the “Last Days of the Last Tsar,” which has been extended until May 17 due to popular demand.


Seminary’s Main Hall to be named “Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov Hall” on Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 05/18/2019 - 04/19/19

Grateful for the profound, consistent, ongoing financial support of the Seminary by the Lukianov Family Foundation, including full funding of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov Scholarships and providing additional financial support as needed, the Rector and Dean of the Seminary are pleased to announce that, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, the main hall in the Dean Nicholas N. Alexandrov Seminary Building will be named the “Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov Hall” in perpetuity.

The schedule of services and related events is as follows:

Friday, May 17:

4:00 PM Vespers and Matins.

7:00 PM Dinner in the Monastery trapeza followed by Small Compline


Saturday, May 18 (St. Irene's Day):

 6:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

 7:45 AM Breakfast in trapeza

10:20 AM Panihida for Fr. Valery at Archbishop Averky's grave served by Bishop Luke & clergy

11:00 AM Dedication ceremony in main hall & unveiling of new portrait

12:00 PM  Lunch in main hall for Lukianov family, brotherhood, faculty, and seminarians


Presanctified Liturgy Served by Bishop Luke using the ‘Ludwell’ Translation - 03/27/19

On March 14/27, 2019, 'The Divine and Holy Liturgy of St Gregory the Dialogist', more commonly known today as the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts, was celebrated by His Grace, Bishop Luke of Syracuse, in the Dormition (cemetery) Chapel at Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY.


The “Jordanville Conference”: Chastity, Purity, Integrity— Orthodox Anthropology and Secular Culture - 03/07/19

With Bishop Luke, Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary and abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery presiding and offering all prayers, distinguished Orthodox clergy and scholars from across the country gathered at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary from March 7 to March 9.


We've Exceeded the Goal! - 3/06/2019 - 03/06/19

On behalf of our seminarians, faculty, and administration, I would like to thank each and every donor for your contribution, no matter the amount, to our fall/winter fundraiser, which concluded on 2/28/19.

Because of your profound and unprecedented generosity, we have, with God's help, now raised over $136,000, and with a dedicated benefactor's generous match, up to $25,000, of every dollar over $100,000, this puts our total for the general fund at over $161,000 for this fundraiser. In addition, during this fall-winter fundraising season, we’ve raised an additional $19,100 designated for future scholarships, so our overall total now peaks at almost $181,000. This amount represents the most we have ever raised in any single campaign for our beloved Seminary.

Once again; may I express our deepest gratitude, and may the Good Lord bless you 100-fold for your generosity in supporting us and our very important mission here at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville!

- Bishop Luke (Murianka), Rector


Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology - 2/22/2019 - 02/21/19

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary invites applications for the position of an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology for a two-year appointment, beginning September 1, 2019, with a possibility of renewal, depending on the results of an annual review.  

Founded in 1948, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary is an undergraduate- and graduate-level institution of higher education under the auspices of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), committed to continuation of the theological and spiritual legacy of the Russian Orthodox Church and to the training of future pastors and lay leaders to serve the Russian Church Abroad in North America and Europe.  

The successful candidate will be expected to teach to teach three of the four 3-credit Pastoral Theology courses (Priestly Vocation, Homiletics, and Parish Leadership—including Administration, Religious Education, Evangelism, and Humanitarian Service) and all four of the 1-credit Field Education Practica in the new HTOS Master of Divinity degree program, as well as the two-course sequence in Pastoral Theology and the two 1-credit Homiletics courses in the Bachelor of Theology degree program.  The expected teaching load will be equivalent to 3 or 3 1/2 courses per semester. The appointed professor is expected to possess conceptual knowledge of and practical ministry in the various pastoral theology sub-disciplines listed above. Proficiency in Pastoral Counseling is not required for the position but would enhance an applicant’s candidacy. A completed Ph.D., Th.D., or Dr. Theol. degree in Pastoral Theology or one of the sub-disciplines is required. A candidate with a completed D.Min. degree in Pastoral Theology may be considered for the position, depending on the academic rigor of that graduate program.

The unique character of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary as a pastoral academic institution requires deep familiarity with the Orthodox Christian tradition, and therefore the candidates for this position must be communicants in a canonical Orthodox Church and must support the mission of the Seminary.

Please direct all applications to:  The Very Rev. Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster, Ph.D., Dean, Chairman of the Search Committee, by email address careers@hts.edu or by the mailing address P.O. Box 36, Jordanville, NY 13361.   Please submit your CV, statement of intent, graduate school transcripts, and three reference letters.   

The review of applications will proceed as the applications are received.  Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary is accredited by the Commissioner of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York with the Absolute Charter granted in 1962.


Consecration of Archimandrite Luke as Bishop of Syracuse - 02/11/19

On the seminary’s patronal Feast of the 3 Hierarchs; Sts. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, our rector, Archimandrite Luke  (Murianka) was elevated to the dignity of the episcopate, and consecrated as the Bishop of Syracuse, Vicar of the President of  the Synod of Bishops of ROCOR. On Monday evening, February 11th, the eve of this feast, Our First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the Rite of Nomination. Participating in these joyous services as co-consecrators were His Eminence, Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye & Melitopol, His Eminence, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada, and His Grace, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Seminary Professor Defends Ph.D. Dissertation / Promotions Announced - 02/08/19

The Seminary community congratulates Deacon Andrei Psarev for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation (“thesis” in Europe) titled, Chasing Canon 15 of the First and Second Council in Constantinople (861): A Study of the Limits of Communion in the Byzantine Church (861- c.1350), on November 21, 2018, at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.


NEWS FLASH: 1/14/19 FUNDRAISER UPDATE - Generous Benefactor pledges a $ for $ match up to $25K" - 1/14/2019 - 01/21/19

A generous benefactor has, with God’s help, just pledged a dollar for dollar match until February 28. Just prior to this, we have surpassed the $100,000 mark, and are now 2/3 of the way to our goal of raising $150,000. Any monies donated to HTOS between now and February 28th will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $25,000.
Please spread the word and help us achieve our goal by raising an additional $25,000 over the course of the next six weeks. For those who have already contributed to this campaign, thank you once again for your generosity and continuing support, and may God bless each of you in this new year!”


Fr. Luke elected Bishop of Syracuse by Synod - 2/12/2019 - 01/01/19

On December 28, 2018, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church made the following decision regarding the election of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia:


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