1072Re: [LutheransLookingEast] For anybody contemplating monasticism
- May 11, 2009There is a similar retreat weekend being planned at ROCOR's Holy Trinity
Monastery in Jordanville, NY:
We invite you, young Orthodox men and women, to spend Memorial Day weekend
> (May 23�25) in Jordanville, NY, experiencing the life of Holy TrinityPA (Metropolitan Jonah [Paffhausen] and Hieromonk Sergius [Bowyer],
> Monastery <http://www.jordanville.org/>. With the blessing of
> Archimandrite Luke, this retreat is being organized for college and
> post-college youth (no younger than 18) who would like to spend a weekend
> with other like-minded Orthodox young people in a spiritually beneficial
> environment. Along with joining in the Divine Services, participants will
> have an opportunity to learn about the history and traditions of Holy
> Trinity Monastery and Seminary <http://www.hts.edu/> from a tour of the
> grounds by Archimandrite Luke, Abbot of the monastery, and a lecture by
> Protodeacon Victor Lochmatow, long-time assistant to the late Metropolitan
> Laurus. In keeping with the significance of Memorial Day, a pannikhida will
> be served for Metropolitan Laurus, whose first anniversary of repose has
> recently passed. Youth will also help the monastery by taking part in a
> group project: tending of the cemetery grounds and cleaning the cemetery
> church. We hope that those who attend the retreat will generate new
> friendships, strengthen old ones, and engage in lively discussions and
> conversations during social activities such as a barbeque on Lake Otsego and
> a bonfire at one of the monastery lakes.
> Please note that participants are responsible for their own lodging. Visit
> the accommodations page<http://retreat.jordanville.org/accomodations.html>for recommendations and additional information. While there is no
> registration fee, we strongly recommend that participants make a $35
> donation to the monastery to cover the cost of food. If you plan to attend,
> please let us know by submitting a short form on the RSVP page<http://retreat.jordanville.org/rsvp.html>.
> Make sure to bring appropriate clothing for work at the cemetery clean-up.
> We sincerely hope that you will come to the first Memorial Day Youth
> Retreat and celebrate the end of the Paschal period with other Orthodox
> youth at Holy Trinity Monastery!
> The new Abbot and Acting Superior of St. Tikhon's Monastery, South Canaan,
respectively) are also actively working towards the expansion of monasticism
in the first Orthodox monastery in the Western Hemisphere. I have also
heard the Metropolitan is looking to establish a 'Valaam-style' monastery in
the DC area.
Other monasteries to consider visiting in the NY area:
- Mercy House / St. Mary of Egypt Monastery (MP) - the fathers are based
in Manhattan, but have recently acquired property in the Catskills for a
monastery that is not in the midst of a major urban center. All services in
- St. Nektarios Monastery (GOA) - the men's monastery in the NYC region
founded by Elder Ephraim of Mt. Athos. All services in Greek. Wonderful
property in the Catskills.
On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 9:02 PM, Dave @��@�� <dnaess@...> wrote:
> New Skete in Cambridge, NY is having a "Vocation Week" June 1 - 7.
> See the New Skete site:
> for more information.
> I have contacted them and will be talking to Br. Christopher
> this week. I am anticipating a week of learning that will
> answer a lot more questions than my past weekend jaunts to
> a monostary with "a bunch of Orthodox folks out for a jolly
> holiday" ever did.
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