Holy Trinity Monastery

Holy Trinity Monastery is a male monastic community under the auspices of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. We are dedicated to a life of prayer and obedience according to the pre-revoluntionary monastic tradition. We draw our origins from the Pochaev Lavra of St. Job of Pochaev in Southern Ukraine when monks fled from Pochaev in the face of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.

As descendants of the Lavra of Pochaev, we continue the mission established by St. Job in the 15th century to publish books for the edification and protection of the faithful. Within the monastery is located a studio and school of Russian iconography conducted by disciples of master iconographer Fr. Cyprian (Pijoff). Also situated within the monastic community is Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, with young men from around the world training for the holy priesthood and ministry within our Church. Consisting of impressive buildings and an other-worldly way of life, Holy Trinity Monastery is a source of spiritual nourishment and support for the Orthodox Church.

DEFENDING ORTHODOXY: For the edification of our readers we are posting the “Confession of Faith Against Ecumenism” which many of us have signed along with thousands of others of various church rank. The document does not as yet have official endorsement. Had we been invited to participate in composing the document it is possible that we might have altered some of its expressions. However we are in full agreement in its essential points and overall direction. A failure to properly define the boundaries of the Church has serious ramifications for our pastoral work and the spiritual life of the flock. We hope that this and similar documents will elevate and clarify the awareness of believers of what it exactly means to be an Orthodox Christian.