June 13, 2011
Jordanville: On the feast of the Holy Spirit, the First Hierarch of
ROCOR celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery
Saturday the 11th to Monday the 13th of June,
Holy Trinity Monastery
marked its patronal feast day of Pentecost.
The celebrations began on Saturday evening with the festal Vigil.
Two Divine Liturgies were served on Sunday morning – the first in
the lower church of St. Job of Pochaev, the second in the upper
church of Holy Trinity Cathedral. Many of the faithful communed of
Christ’s Holy Mysteries during the divine services. The main Liturgy
was celebrated by His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop
George of Mayfield. The Divine Liturgy concluded with the Great
Vespers service and the Pentecost kneeling prayers.
Monday, the Feast of the Holy Spirit, took on special significance
due to the participation in the festivities of the First Hierarch of
the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of
Eastern America & New York. His Eminence was co-served at the Divine
Liturgy by Bishop George, monastery rector Archimandrite Luke, and a
multitude of priests and deacons
of the Eastern American Diocese.
the Small Entrance, Metropolitan Hilarion awarded Archpriest Michael
Taratuchin (rector of St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church in
Utica, NY) the right to wear the palitsa. After the Great Entrance,
the First Hierarch ordained Hierodeacon Anatoly (Zilin; cleric of
Holy Trinity Monastery) a hieromonk, and after the Eucharistic
Canon, ordained Subdeacon John Malcom to the diaconate. The newly
ordained Deacon John will fulfill his service in the Church of the
Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin in Syracuse, NY.
After the Liturgy, a procession with
moleben was held around the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Archimandrite
Luke then invited the clergy and monastics to a reception in honor
of the feast.
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