On Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of June, the great feast of Pentecost was celebrated in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville with the usual solemnity. In preparation for the feast, Holy Trinity Cathedral was decorated with green saplings and bouquets of flowers. At 3:30 PM, the Communion Rule was read, along with the reading of the Akathist to the Holy Trinity. At 7:00 PM, All-Night Vigil commenced, including a litia and procession around the cathedral.
On Sunday morning, an early Divine Liturgy was served in the basement church of Venerable Job of Pochaev. The hierarchal Liturgy began after the meeting of monastery abbot, Bishop Luke of Syracuse, at 9:00 AM, with compunctious singing of the joint monastery-seminary choir under the direction of Deacon Nicholas Kotar.
On the eve of Holy Spirit Day, Sunday afternoon, Small Compline was served before supper with the reading of the Canon to the Holy Spirit. After supper, Matins was served in preparation for the patronal feast of Holy Trinity Monastery.
On Monday morning, June 5, the serving priest performed the Blessing of the Water as is the custom on a patronal feast day. At 9:00 AM, the ringing of the bells announced the meeting of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, who would celebrate Divine Liturgy. Monastery abbot Bishop Luke was already vested and waiting in the altar. After the vesting of His Eminence and the reading of the hours, Divine Liturgy commenced, with the two hierarchs co-served by monastery and visiting clergy. Liturgy proceeded prayerfully and solemnly.
After the Great Entrance, Metropolitan Nicholas ordained Deacon Dmitri Pavlenkov to the priesthood. The newly ordained Priest Dmitri will fulfil his service in St. Timothy the Apostle Mission in Hickory, NC.
Following Liturgy, a moleben was served with a procession around the cathedral, stopping at all four corners for litanies and the sprinkling of holy water.
After the service, all were invited to partake of a festal monastery luncheon.
On Tuesday, June 6, in accordance with the traditions of the Church Typicon, the third day of the Holy Trinity was celebrated in a festal manner with Divine Liturgy concelebrated by Metropolitan Nicholas & Bishop Luke in the monastery cathedral.