The monks who came to Holy Trinity Monastery from Eastern Europe after World War II inherited a tradition of printing that stretches back almost to the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century. Through the fathers’ tireless efforts, the Printshop of St. Job of Pochaev has been publishing Orthodox Christian books for over sixty years. At first, these books were sold from a table in the monastery office to pilgrims, visitors, and churches all over the world. During the dark years of the Soviet Union, the monastery played an integral role in keeping the Orthodox Faith alive amidst stark oppression by smuggling Bibles, liturgical books, and other materials behind the Iron Curtain. Even today, many Russian clergy and faithful remember the days when the only Orthodox books they could get their hands on were published in Jordanville.
When the monastery building was extended in 1990 a dedicated bookstore was opened and books, music, and icons from other publishers were also offered for sale. Since 2009, the retail bookstore operates separately from our publishing and wholesale operation, now known as Holy Trinity Publications.
Over the last few years, we have begun to expand into the world of digital content. We've recently partnered with Kobo, an e-reading platform built for readers, to offer you a wide range of e-books including a growing number of Holy Trinity Publications titles. In addition, we are excited to offer downloadable audio files to you directly through this site!
We have more plans for the future that will come to fruition with your help, patronage and prayers. And with all these changes we still maintain a full bookstore on monastery grounds that is open seven days a week, as shown on our contact page. We welcome a steady stream of visitors and hope to one day count you among them.
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