2009 Youth Pilgrimage - Saturday
Saturday morning began with the celebration of Divine Liturgy. Following breakfast, the pilgrims met in the grove, by the camp Church for a discussion of the history and significance of the wonderworking Icon of the Theotokos of Smolensk. In the afternoon, the pilgrims traveled to the Polk Center, a home for the mentally and physically challenged to celebrate a Moleben to St. Nectarios. Our diocese has a chapel in honor of The Apostle Luke the Physician. Upon returning back to camp the youth joined the Pilgrims for the Dormition and Transfiguration Pilgrimage, for the celebration of Great Vespers.
"O God our God who sent down the heavenly bread....."
May the Lord God remember all you Orthodox Christians in His Kingdom....
Receive the Body of Christ!
The girls listen intently during clergy rap.
Fr. Andrew gave an interesting talk on the wonderworking icon of the Theotokos of Smolensk.
Pani Jesica and the camp staff prepared flowers for Sunday's Luncheon.
The bus trip to the Polk Center.
Our Diocesan Chapel of St. Luke the Evangelist at the Polk Center.
The interior of St. Luke's Chapel.
The youth greet His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas upon his arrival at Camp Nazareth.
The bells are rung prior to the start of Vespers.
Flowers were blessed at the end of Vespers.