Our diocese has blessed us to join with the fathers of the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in Wayne, WV for this year’s pilgrimage weekend, celebrating their 25th anniversary as a monastic community. The pilgrimage weekend falls on October 1st and 2nd, and will be blessed by the presence of the Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon “of Hawaii” along with the presence of at least three hierarchs, including His Eminence HILARION, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad. The schedule for the pilgrimage is as follows:
Saturday, October 1
9am Liturgy for Protection of Theotokos in Nicholasville w/ blessing for pilgrims at the end of Liturgy
2pm Opening Procession and Moleben at Holy Cross Monastery
4:30pm Dinner for Pilgrims at Holy Cross Monastery
6pm-8:30pm Vigil in the Outdoor Chapel of Holy Cross Monastery
Sunday, October 2
9am Greeting of the 3 Bishops, Hours, and Liturgy (beginning ~9:45am)
1pm Open Banquet at Parish Hall of Holy Spirit Antiochian Church, Huntington
Note that we will only have Reader’s Services at St. Athanasius for the Sunday cycle!
We hope that almost everybody can participate in this pilgrimage—even if only for the Sunday events. See Father for lodging ideas (including camping possibilities).