Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam Visits Holy Trinity Monastery
More than 60 women and men of the Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam of the
Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island & Bronx/Westchester/Upstate New York areas
visited Holy Trinity Monastery & Seminary in Jordanville, New York on
Wednesday, August 16th. The Reverend Father Abraham (Abey) George
(Assistant Vicar to St. Thomas Church, Long Island) provided
leadership for this visitation. The pilgrims were greeted by Brother
Angelos who gave the tour of the monastery and seminary grounds. A
history and other relevant information was given to the pilgrims as
they venerated the holy sights throughout this sacred ground.
Holy Trinity Monastery is a male monastic community under the auspices
of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. This
monastic brotherhood is dedicated to a life of prayer and obedience
according to the pre-revoluntionary monastic tradition. Situated
within the monastic community is Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, with
young men from around the world training for the holy priesthood and
ministry within the Orthodox Church. Consisting of impressive
buildings and an other-worldly way of life, Holy Trinity Monastery is
a source of spiritual nourishment and support for the Orthodox Church.
The monastic brotherhood is made up of 20 monks, and is under the
spiritual leadership of Archimandrite Luke, Abbot of the Monastery.
The pilgrims were amazed by the beautiful iconography around the
Monastery, especially within the Church. They counted it an immense
blessing to venerate the relics of various saints, including the
Miracle Working Icon of the Holy Theotokos. The pilgrims were glad to
use the various spiritual resources offered in the bookstore as well.
The kindness of the monastic brotherhood overwhelmed the pilgrims as
they served them with a sumptuous lunch as well.
On behalf of the pilgrims, Father Abraham offered gratitude to the
entire monastic community, especially Father Cyprian, Father
Nectarios, and Brother Angelos, for coordinating the visit. As an
expression of appreciation, the Sheehimo Prayer Book (in English) was
gifted to the monastery. The monastic brotherhood in turn presented
the pilgrims with an Icon of St Job of Pochaev. The MMVS was grateful
for the opportunity for the hospitality the monastic brotherhood
offered to them. We pray that God will preserve and strengthen the
monastic community and theological seminary for years to come.
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Marth Mariam Samajam, Orthodoxy
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