May 12, 2016
Jordanville, NY: On Feast of Radonitsa, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy, performs Diaconal Ordination in Holy Trinity Monastery

On Tuesday, May 10, the feast of Radonitsa ("Day of Rejoicing" – the first commemoration of the departed after Pascha), Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad celebrated the Divine Liturgy, co-served by monastery abbot Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) and monastic clergy. During the reading of the Hours, Metropolitan Hilarion tonsured first-year Holy Trinity seminarian Michael Storozhev a reader and then ordained him a subdeacon; after the Eucharistic Canon, ordaining him to the diaconate. Upon graduating seminary, the newly ordained Deacon Michael will fulfill his service in the Australian & New Zealand Diocese.

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