I'm hoping to go with some friends. Please consider making the journey as well. There's nothing like Jordanville. It's like a metochion of the Russian Church... by way of time travel into the 19th century.
(Facebook) - Join us for a two-day men's retreat at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY from Sat. April 13th to Sun. April 14th. This weekend, the fourth of Great Lent commemorating St. John of the Ladder, is also significant as April 13th is the anniversary of the repose of Archbishop Averky, the former abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery from 1960-1976, and a giant of Orthodoxy in the 20th century.
This retreat, sponsored by the Brotherhood of Sts. John the Theologian and Alexander Nevsky in Albany, NY, aims to bring all generations of men together for a weekend of prayer, learning, labor, and fellowship.
A tentative schedule.
Friday April 12
Arrival, accommodations at the Jordanville guest house.
Saturday April 13
6 AM Divine Liturgy
7:30 AM Breakfast
8 AM Tour of Monastery by seminarians
9 AM Talk on the spiritual legacy and writings of Archbishop Averky
12 PM Lunch
After lunch, a panikhida at Archbishop Averky's grave.
Afternoon work project assisting the monastery
7 PM Vigil
Sunday April 14
Spiritual Talk/Question and Answer Session
All participants will stay at the monastery guesthouse, which costs $20-30 a night. There is room for 45 people, but if more come we will find a place for them to stay.
There is also a suggested $10-20 donation to cover the cost of food.