Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A Pilgrim's Words - Parish Pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery 2018

Glory to God, 16 pilgrims from St. Vladimir’s visited Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville this past weekend (June 22-24, 208).  Located on the outskirts of a peaceful farming town in upstate New York, the monastery is the spiritual and cultural center for the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.  The pilgrims were blessed to have participated in the beautiful divine services, prayed before the relics of thousands of saints and before a miracle-working copy of the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God, venerated the resting places of influential bishops and abbots of the Russian Church Abroad, and helped the monks in their obediences.

Led by Fr. Angelos, the pilgrims took a tour of the monastery grounds and learned about its rich history.  Founded in the 1930s, the monastery was first inhabited by monks from the Pochaev Lavra in Western Ukraine.  The brotherhood, whose patron saint is St. Job of Pochaev, continues to publish a large amount of spiritual literature for the Orthodox faithful in America and Russia.  After a fire burnt the original monastery building to the ground, the monks and several benefactors built the present cathedral, which was consecrated in 1949.  The monastery steadily grew in size over the years, adding new monastic quarters, a famed museum, a large cemetery, and in 1988, for the celebration of the millennial anniversary of the Baptism of Rus, the bell tower.  Currently, it is home to Holy Trinity Seminary, one of the foremost Orthodox theological academies in North America.

The next monastery pilgrimage organized by St. Vladimir’s will be in mid-October to Holy Cross Hermitage in West Virginia.  Please contact Fr. Gregory or Dmitri Knysh for more details.

A Pilgrim

Editor's Note: St. Vladimir's sponsors a pilgrimage to Jordanville each spring and to Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV each fall. A new pilgrimage - a men's spiritual retreat - is planned for Great Lent of 2019 to the St. John Skete in Hiram, OH.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Annual Meeting Reports and Other Documents


Below please find the pertinent documents and reports that are presently available for tomorrow's Annual Parish Assembly (as of 1200 2/10/18). We hope that by publishing these before the meeting you will have the opportunity to read these ahead of time, thus utilizing the short time allotted to each oral report (5 minutes + 5 minutes of question and answer time) for more questions and discussion than reporting.

Annual Meeting Letter & Agenda

Annual Meeting Ballot

Annual Meeting Rector's Report

Annual Meeting Brotherhood Report

Annual Meeting Youth Group Report

Annual Meeting IOCC Parish Report

Parish Day School Proposal 1/2*

Parish Day School Proposal 2/2*

*Technical problems make it impossible to combine these into one document. We ask your forgiveness for this inconvenience.

Please note: there will be a special parish assembly in the next few months to elect representatives to the tri-annual diocesan assembly to be held in Des Plaines, IL this June. More information on that will soon be available.

Please contact me with questions.

In Christ,

Fr. Gregory

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Parish Council Information

Parish Council meetings are scheduled for the following dates for the 2017-18 year:

3/29/18 CC
4/24/18 CC
5/29/18 CC
6/24/18 STV
7/22/18 STV
8/21/18 CC
9/23/18 STV
10/23/18 CC
11/18/18 STV
12/16/18 STV
1/15/19 CC
2/24/19 STV
3/3/19 AM

STV = at St. Vladimir's (after the weekly parish meal)
CC = Conference Call (generally evenings, but these times can vary - contact Fr. Gregory or Jack for exact details)
AM = Annual Meeting

St. Vladimir's Parish Family members are welcome to attend these meetings or to discuss issues they deem important with Fr. Gregory, Jack, or any Parish Council member. Deviations from this schedule are posted on the St. Vladimir home page in the "Announcements" section.

Those who would like to review Parish Council minutes are asked to contact Fr. Gregory or Jack. Minutes may be reviewed by any St. Vladimir parish member.

2018-19 Parish Council Members

Priest Gregory Joyce, Rector
Starosta: Jack (Alexey) Mitchell (1st year of 3-year term)
Treasurer: Mikhail Fisenkov
Secretary: Alexandre Alexandrov

Parish Council Trustees:

Marina Edwards
Dimitry Knysh
Nathan (Nathaniel) Longan
Igor Obertas
Natalia Veniaminova

2018-19 Auditing Committee:

Alexander Kurochikin

2017-18 Russian with Love Representatives:

Alexandre Alexandrov
Ken (Peter) Doll

Additional information regarding the Parish Council is below.

Normal Parish Bylaws

Organizational Chart - Normal Parish Bylaws

Rights and Duties of Parish Rectors

Instructions to Church Wardens

Sisterhood Statutes

Brotherhood Statutes