Jordanville, New York, June 5, 2023
Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, New York, which has educated and formed entire generations of clergy for the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
Late last month, those celebrations included the seminary’s 75th anniversary commencement ceremony, reports ROCOR’s Eastern American Diocese.
On Sunday, May 28, His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York, the First Hierarch of ROCOR, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the monastery. After the service, a luncheon was served in the monastery refectory, after which seminary administrators, faculty, and students processed back to the church for a thanksgiving moleben for the end of the school year.
The 75th annual commencement then began with the reading of opening remarks by His Grace Bishop Luke of Syracuse, rector of the seminary, who was abroad at the time.
Archpriest Peter Perekrestov (class of ’78) then offered the commencement address, entitled “Ever Ancient, Always New,” followed by the awarding of five Bachelor of Theology degrees, three Master of Divinity degrees, and seven Certificates in Theological Studies.
After the awarding of the degrees, Met. Nicholas and Archpriest Serge Lukianov offered some reflections based on their time at the seminary, and the Bachelors and Masters valedictorians offered their addresses.
The ceremonies concluded with a prayer and a celebratory reception on the monastery lawn.