An enthusiastic amateur historian from Michigan, Andrei Alekseevich Lyubimov, began compiling in 1996 an annotated database of the departed who are buried in the cemeteries of Holy Trinity Monastery. The results of his research were published in the journal Letopis’ Russkogo zarhubezh’ia (no. 2, 1996 and no. 3 for 1997). In 2005, Hieromonk Evtikhii (Dovganiuk) submitted to Holy Trinity Orthodox Theological Seminary a Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) thesis titled, A Draft of a Guidebook for the Necropolis of Holy Trinity Monastery (in Russian). The Holy Trinity seminarian, Vladimir Davydov, developed Fr. Evitikhii’s work, presenting his B.Th. thesis to Holy Trinity Seminary in 2009. In 2012-14, Andrei A. Lyubimov resumed his cataloging of the cemeteries, having arrived in Jordanville at the invitation of the Foundation of Russian History headed by Archpriest Vladimir von Tsurikov, Dean of the Seminary. The collaboration of Andrei Lyubimov and Fr. Vladimir bore fruit as Dzhordanvil’skii nekropol’, published in 2015 by the publishing house Staraia Basmannaia in Moscow. Meanwhile, the internet site, Historical Studies of the Russian Church Abroad, had begun to video-record numerous commentaries made in Russian by Hieromonk Roman (Krassovsky) and Protodeacon Viktor Lochmatow at selected graves of the Jordanville cemeteries. However, the Seminary professor and editor of the website, Deacon Andrei Psarev, did not, initially, have the resources for posting annotated video materials on the website. That changed for the better in October 2018, when the Canadian foundation, Russkaia Dusha (The Russian Soul), allocated a grant for placing video materials on the Historical Studies of the Russian Church Abroad website. Each video is accompanied by a reference to the book, Dzhordanvil’skii nekropol’, and may be viewed here: http://www.rocorstudies. org/jordanville/.
Preservation of Jordanville History Continues
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