Labor Day Pilgrimage, 2006
The annual fall pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery took between September 2 and 4, 2006, attracting a large number of faithful. This pilgrimage, which is held each year on the Labor Day weekend, is dedicated to the memory of St. Job of Pochaev, the patron saint of the monastic brotherhood, whose actual day of commemoration falls close to Labor Day week.
The pilgrimage services began on Saturday, September 2, with a procession to the cemetery church and back to meet the monastery's copy of the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God, after which a moleben with akathist was served to Saint Job, following which the rule of preparation for Holy Communion was read. Following dinner in the monastery refectory the Vigil was celebrated. On Sunday, September 3, a festive Divine Liturgy was served by His Eminence, Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary, who had just returned from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. A moleben with procession around the church was served after the completion of the Divine Liturgy, followed by a meal in the monastery refectory for all present.