• 13 February 2015

    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 (February 2/15. 2015, Meeting of our Lord), 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, 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.

    Gabriel, Archbishop of Montréal & Canada
    January 30/ February 12, 2015. 02/02/2015-CA