Decree of plate collection for the needs of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville.

6 February 2020

To the Reverend Rectors, Clergy & Parishioners
Of the Diocese of Canada
You are hereby reminded that, in accordance with the decision reached and confirmed by
the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, on one of the Sundays
closest to the feast day of the Synaxis of the Three Holy Hierarchs, which is celebrated on 30
January/12 February 2020, a special plate collection is to be taken up in all the churches of our
Diocese for the needs of our Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, in Jordanville.
It is our sacred duty to prepare educated pastors in our Seminary, and—what is especially
important today—without encumbrances. Each of us should, to the utmost of his abilities, take up
this task with diligence.
As you have been reminded more than once, the reverend rectors should watch their young
parishioners, since it is possible that some of them may show a readiness to study in our
Seminary, so as later to take up the obedience of priests.
I order the reverend rectors to make the aforementioned collection on Sunday, February 9/February
27, preceding it with an edifying sermon appropriate to the occasion, addressed to the
parishioners, reminding them of the glorious history of our Seminary and the very important role
it plays in our most difficult times.
Archbishop of Montréal & Canada
January 16/29, 2019