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A Seminary is a place of godly learning dedicated to the formation of wise and holy ministers of God’s Church. Today, we live in an age where godly things are rejected and the love of pleasure is greater than the love of truth and the spirit of self-sacrifice. However, there are a few places where Christ is at the centre of everything, and Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary is one such place.
At an early age, I observed God’s ministers, admiring their bravery, self-sacrifice, wisdom, and holiness. From watching these churchmen, I desired to attend Seminary. I had heard that Holy Trinity had a reputation for godly learning. I applied, was accepted, and moved from Georgia to Jordanville, NY! Praise God!
Life here is truly an enjoyable and edifying experience. We have a full and balanced schedule of prayer, work, study and leisure. It is very challenging, but through the struggle, we prepare to carry the many crosses encountered in life.
This difficulty is eased by the beauty of the countryside. The Seminary often offers 6am English Liturgies at a small chapel in the woods by a lake. To hear the birds chirping as the choir sings the Sanctus is truly moving. After the Liturgy, one steps outside and sees the sun rising over the lake. With this experience, there can be no doubt about the existence of God. To attend Holy Trinity Seminary is a great blessing from Almighty God, for it not only provides an education, but a true formation that will make one a good citizen of both the earthly and heavenly kingdoms.