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Seminary adds exciting Living Liturgy ™ course initiative - 12/21/2020

Holy Trinity Seminary announces the beginning of a brand-new initiative to invest time, resources, and energy into the creative teaching of music and liturgics.

HTS Faculty Promotions - 12/18/2020

The Administration of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary is pleased to announce the following promotions and appointments within our faculty.

Jordanville delegation visits St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell (Lakewood) NJ - 12/15/2020

On the weekend of December 5-6, His Grace Bishop Luke traveled with the Jordanville Pochaev Icon and the Seminary Choir, under the direction of Deacon Nicholas Kotar, to St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell (Lakewood), NJ at the invitation of the rector, Archpriest Serge Lukianov.

A Near Decade at Jordanville’s Seminary: Liturgical Theologian, Vitaly Permiakov, Assumes Full-Time Position at SVOTS in Crestwood, NY - 12/14/2020

It is with deep respect and admiration that Holy Trinity Seminary acknowledges the transfer of an esteemed and beloved colleague to St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary this last fall.

Jordanville 2020 Year-End Drive: Update - 12/13/2020

December 5-6: Bishop Luke, Pochaev Icon and seminary choir to visit St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell (Lakewood), NJ. - 12/04/2020

At the invitation of Archpriest Serge Lukianov, Rector of St Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral, His Grace, Bishop Luke of Syracuse, Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery and Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary, will lead the Divine Services this coming weekend in the presence of the Jordanville Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God. Jordanville’s Holy Trinity Seminary Choir, under the direction of Deacon Nicholas Kotar, will sing the responses. The schedule of services is as follows: 5:00 pm Saturday Vigil and Sunday 9:00 entrance of His Grace, Bishop Luke. We hope to see you there!

Support Jordanville on Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 11/30/2020

Jordanville’s year-end goal is to raise $165,000 by Dec 31. Your donation on #GivingTuesday will go a long way… We urge you to help us now!

Jordanville Annual Fund 2020 Year-End Appeal - 11/11/2020

As you may recall, last July’s mailing for the Jordanville Annual Fund 2020 opened with the following wonderful words by Bishop Luke: “I greet each of you with great joy in the name of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!”  —Yes, many things have continued to be difficult during these months, even to this very moment… But I’d really like to keep up the spirit and simply let you know: to complete this year successfully, we need to raise an additional $95,000 toward our goal of $200,000 by December 31. 

—Would you consider helping us get there as soon as possible?

A Conversation with the Jordanville Seminary Dean - 11/04/2020

Nicolas G. Schidlovsky Speaks with the HTS Alumni.

New book offers Orthodox Christian approaches to a post-Christian society - 09/29/2020

Holy Trinity Seminary Press is pleased to announce the publication of Healing Humanity: Confronting our Moral Crisis. This collection offers the perspectives of fifteen Orthodox Christian scholars and writers, drawn from their presentations at a conference hosted at Holy Trinity Seminary in March of 2019, Chastity, Purity, Integrity — Orthodox Anthropology and Secular Culture. The conference and this publication were spearheaded by Dean Emeritus of Holy Trinity Seminary, the V. Rev. Archpriest Alexander F.C. Webster.

Graduate Student Housing - A Decisive Step - 09/23/2020

As we eagerly approach the commemoration of Holy Trinity Seminary’s 75th Year (2023), we are planning an inspiring array of activities and forward-looking initiatives such as the creation of a new liturgical arts library and the rescheduling of the international conference entitled “Russian Ecclesial Identity in a Changing World: Pathways, Thresholds…Formative Encounters” (originally announced for October 2020). Successful completion of housing for our church’s future clergymen will provide a fitting start to this anniversary celebration! 

Seminary opens 2020-21 Academic Year - 09/16/2020

Jordanville’s Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary opened the 2020-21 academic year with a series of events which took place during the first two weeks of September.

Jordanville Annual Fund 2020 appeal launched - 07/30/2020

Jordanville Annual Fund 2020 appeal has just launched

Inter-Council Assembly - 07/18/2020

Seminary’s Associate Professor Deacon Andrei Psarev’s participated in the Inter-Council Assembly between Dec 2019 & March, 2020.

Autumn Conference to be rescheduled - 06/09/2020

The Faculty and Staff of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville regret to announce that the conference -- "Russian Ecclesial Identity in a Changing World: Pathways, Thresholds...Formative Encounters" -- will not take place this October 28-31 as originally planned. We look forward to announcing an alternative schedule just as soon as the conditions change for optimal accomplishment of this exciting public undertaking. Please stay tuned!

Seminary’s M.Div. program graduates first student - 06/03/2020

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary announces that on Sunday, May 31, 2020, Priest Daniel Franzen became the first candidate in the seventy-two-year history of the seminary to be awarded the graduate level degree of Master of Divinity, summa cum laude. Because of well-known restrictions, a limited format was used this year in place of the annual commencement.

Important pastoral message from Bishop Luke relative to public attendance at the Divine Services at Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/12/2020

Important pastoral message from Bishop Luke relative to public attendance at the Divine Services at Holy Trinity Monastery

List of the Live-Stream Links for Parishes in the Eastern American Diocese of ROCOR - 04/10/2020

In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, has strongly encouraged all of the faithful to adhere to health and safety restrictions currently being put in place by local authorities. Unfortunately, this means that some parishes are closed to the public, with services being performed by the clergy and choir alone.

For those who wish to observe the divine services and pray, several parishes are offering Internet live-streaming. Some parishes are permitted by their state governments to remain open, but – either to maintain attendance within the current allowable maximum or for the benefit of those who cannot attend for their own health reasons – are also streaming their services online.

Appeal of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to the God-Loving Flock, in Connection with the Coronavirus Pandemic - 04/03/2020

Dear in the Lord fathers, brothers, and sisters!

I sincerely greet you with the very warmest well-wishes for the blessings of God, good health, spiritual calm, and the patience so needed in this trying time! I especially greet the doctors, nurses, and all who work in the hospitals, sincerely wishing them increased strength and Heavenly aid! I wish for those who are sick - and for their friends and relatives - comfort in the hope of God’s will, which always directs man toward the good. Our prayers are with all of you.

Suggested reading during the Covid 19 Coronavirus Pandemic - 03/30/2020

Suggested reading during the Covid 19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Message from His Grace, Bishop Luke relative to the Coronavirus pandemic - 03/30/2020

Message from His Grace, Bishop Luke relative to the Coronavirus pandemic

To the Clergy and Faithful of the Eastern America Diocese - 03/29/2020

As we enter the fourth week of Great Lent, may the "invincible and incomprehensible and divine power of the precious and life-giving Cross" bless and protect you!

Jordanville’s Seminary Choir visits St Panteleimon’s Parish in Hartford, CT - 03/06/2020

On the weekend of February 22-23, the Sunday of the Last Judgement, and with the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Luke of Syracuse, seminary rector,  Jordanville’s Holy Trinity Seminary Choir traveled to St. Panteleimon’s Russian Orthodox Church in Hartford, Connecticut.

HTOS Faculty and Seminarians Attend Conference - 02/26/2020

On February 21-22, four representatives of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary attended the conference Byzantine Monasticism Past and Present, hosted by the Institute for the Study of Eastern Christianity at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

Holy Trinity Seminary Celebrates Patronal Feast; Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs - 02/20/2020

On Wednesday, Jan 30/Feb 12, the Holy Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of the Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs; SS Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. These three great hierarchs and luminaries of the Church are considered as the patrons of every Orthodox Theological Seminary, and therefore this feast is recognized as the patronal feast of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary.

FINAL UPDATE: Jordanville Annual Fund 2019 Year End Appeal - 02/17/2020

Thank you to our dear friends and benefactors for donating to the Jordanville Annual Fund and supporting our seminary in 2019. Our Year-End appeal was launched on November 1, and continued until January 14, 2020 (December 31, 2019 O.S.).

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary’s upcoming Patronal Feast and Alumni meeting. - 02/10/2020

This Wednesday, Jan 30/Feb 12, The Holy Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of the Synaxis of the 3 Hierarchs;  Sts. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom.

Conference Announced: Russian Ecclesial Identity in a Changing World - 01/24/2020

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY, is pleased to announce a landmark conference in recognition of 100 Years of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia and 90 Years of Holy Trinity Monastery.


UPDATE: Jordanville Annual Fund Year-End 2019 extended to January 13 - Dec 31 O.S. - 01/02/2020

Due to the relatively recent launch of our final appeal for Jordanville’s Annual Fund 2019 on Nov. 1, we are extending our year-end deadline by a few days until midnight Monday, Jan. 13th (O.S. Dec 31!)


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