• 6 February 2020

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

    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