Jordanville, N.Y. —
Archimandrite Luke Murianka, the abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery, was presented a certificate commemorating the monastery’s addition to the National Register of Historic Places during a ceremony Saturday. The monastery was added to the National Register on July 15.
It was the culmination of over four years of work by the monastery, local preservation groups, including the Preservation League of New York State and Otsego2000, and the New York State Historic Preservation Office.
To qualify for the National Register, the historic place must meet one of four primary criteria, in this case, the monastery’s unique architecture, design and construction.
“Properties owned by religious institutions or used for religious institutions or used for religious purposes are not ordinarily considered eligible for National Registry status, however there are exceptions,” said Protodeacon Victor Lochmatow in a news release.
The monastery qualified, he said, because the Byzantine-style architecture of the buildings…
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