September 6, 2013
Jordanville: Annual Labor Day Celebrations in Honor of St. Job of Pochaev were held in Holy Trinity Monastery

On Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 31st at Holy Trinity Monastery, the annual celebrations were in honor of the monastery’s heavenly intercessor, Venerable Job of Pochaev. In accordance with tradition, the monastery celebrates St. Job’s memory on the first Sunday of September, in order to coincide with Labor Day.

On Saturday after lunch, on the occasion of the feast of the Holy Martyrs Florus and Laurus, a panihida was served for Metropolitan Laurus and Archimandrite Flor (Vanko).

At 3:00 PM, the clergy and worshipers gathered in the main cathedral for the singing the akathist to the great God-pleaser St. Job before the icons of the Pochaev Mother of God, the Kursk Root Mother of God, and St. Job. That evening, the All-Night Vigil was served. The divine services were led by His Grace, Bishop Jerome (Shaw).

On Sunday morning, the early Liturgy was celebrated in Holy Trinity Cathedral’s lower Church of St. Job of Pochaev. The festal Divine Liturgy in the upper church was celebrated by His Grace, Bishop Jerome, co-served by monastery and visiting clergy.

Upon completion of the Liturgy, a moleben with procession around the cathedral was served. After the service, Bishop Jerome greeted Fr. Luke and his co-brothers and all of the faithful on the occasion of the feast and thanked everyone for their prayerful participation in the feast of St. Job of Pochaev.

After Liturgy, a festal luncheon was held for all of the monastery guests.


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