Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville

Holy Trinity Monastery is a male stavropegial monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia , located near Jordanville, New York. Founded in 1930 by two Russian immigrants, it eventually became a main spiritual center of Russian Orthodoxy in the West. The monastery is well known for its publishing work and for the attached Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, which has educated many clergymen in ROCOR and other Orthodox jurisdictions. Due to their closeness to the hamlet, both the monastery and seminary are often simply referred to as Jordanville. The monastery is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and its patronal feast day is Pentecost.
Hieromonk Panteleimon (Nizhnik), after spending ten years at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Monastery near South Canaan, Pennsylvania, wanted to live a more rigorous monastic life. Moreover, after a 1926 split between ROCOR and the group which would later become the Orthodox Church in America, he wanted to stay with the Church Abroad. He shared this desire with Ivan Kolos, a local choir director living at the monastery. Together they decided to find a place to live a “genuine monk’s life.” They traveled to Herkimer County in Upstate New York, where they bought the Starkweather farm near Jordanville for a $25 down payment. In order to pay off the mortgage, Panteleimon worked at the Sikorsky Airplane Factory in Stratford, Connecticut as a wing mechanic, while Kolos remained at his parish.
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  • This monastery is regarded by the Orthodox Church as one of their premier centers in North America, and it's an architectural masterpiece. One step into the church leaves any visitor almost breathless...  more »
  • In mid-July 2018 as the centennial of the Romanov executions approached I searched the internet for articles on the subject and...found very little. One thing I did find, however, was an exhibit ("Las...  more »
  • Very peaceful place. They have museum, store, honey farm, delicious rye bread! If you are planning to stay overnight they have guests house.
  • The best 3 days were spent here. Enjoyed the fellowship, food and store. Hope to come back soon. All Orthodox Christians should visit here.
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