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We invite you, young Orthodox men and women, to spend Memorial Day weekend (May 23–25) in Jordanville, NY, experiencing the life of Holy Trinity Monastery. With the blessing of Archimandrite Luke, this retreat is being organized for college and post-college youth (no younger than 18) who would like to spend a weekend with other like-minded Orthodox young people in a spiritually beneficial environment. Along with joining in the Divine Services, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the history and traditions of Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary from a tour of the grounds by Archimandrite Luke, Abbot of the monastery, and a lecture by Protodeacon Victor Lochmatow, long-time assistant to the late Metropolitan Laurus. In keeping with the significance of Memorial Day, a pannikhida will be served for Metropolitan Laurus, whose first anniversary of repose has recently passed. Youth will also help the monastery by taking part in a group project: tending of the cemetery grounds and cleaning the cemetery church. We hope that those who attend the retreat will generate new friendships, strengthen old ones, and engage in lively discussions and conversations during social activities such as a barbeque on Lake Otsego and a bonfire at one of the monastery lakes.

Please note that participants are responsible for their own lodging. Visit the accommodations page for recommendations and additional information. While there is no registration fee, we strongly recommend that participants make a $35 donation to the monastery to cover the cost of food. If you plan to attend, please let us know by submitting a short form on the RSVP page. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing for work at the cemetery clean-up.

We sincerely hope that you will come to the first Memorial Day Youth Retreat and celebrate the end of the Paschal period with other Orthodox youth at Holy Trinity Monastery!

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