On Saturday, September 16, the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY continued with an academic theological conference entitled "The Orthodox Christian Seminary in the 21st Century." Gathering in the Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov Hall, the visiting hierarchs, clergy, alumni, students, and guests greeted the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York. The day’s proceedings were held under the aegis of the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora ‒ the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God.
Seminary rector Bishop Luke of Syracuse welcomed the assembly and began his keynote address "Holy Trinity Seminary and the Theological Schools of Prerevolutionary Russia: Similarities & Differences."
Various theological lectures were presented throughout the day by seminary faculty and guest lecturers. The purpose of the program was to encourage broad knowledge of everything that prepared the way for today’s Orthodox seminary program, and how this may be interpreted for the benefit of contemporary pastoral objectives.
Attendees were served a traditional monastic luncheon in the monastery refectory, after which all were able to visit the bookstore and pray in the cathedral and at the graves of the departed First Hierarchs of the Russian Church Abroad and monastery brethren.
In the late afternoon, all were able to visit the onsite Russian History Museum and the new "Mysteries and Odysseys" exhibit.
Before the start of the All-Night Vigil, the hierarchs, clergy, and faithful triumphantly greeted the Kursk Root and myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos. The resurrectional Vigil was then served in the monastery’s Holy Trinity Cathedral
Jordanville, NY: Celebration of 75th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Seminary continues with Academic Theological Conference - 09/16/23
Photos: Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese - G. Konyev