Connecticut, New Jersey & New York Youth Pilgrimage
February 6, 2008
JOHNSTOWN, PA - With the blessing of His Eminence,
Metropolitan Nicholas, a Pilgrimage has been arranged for the Youth of the
Connecticut, New York and New Jersey Deaneries. Participants will be meeting on
Saturday, March 8th at 10:00am at Saint Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church at 288
East 10th Street in New York.
This Youth Pilgrimage is sponsored by the
Diocesan Apostolate for Youth and is open to all Diocesan Youth ages 8-22.
The Pilgrimage will follow-up on the Summer Pilgrimage held at Camp Nazareth.
Once assembled, the Moleben to the Cross will be offered and a large 6 foot
Pilgrimage Cross will be blessed. Following the Moleben a pilgrimage on foot
will be made to Mercy House and the Monastery of Saint Mary of Egypt which is
9/10ths of a mile south of the Saint Nicholas Church. At the Monastery a talk
will be given from a member of the Brotherhood about Monastic Life in the
Returning to the Saint Nicholas Church in procession, an open discussion will
be held on the day's events.The day will end with Vespers and the return of each
youth to their parent or guardian.
While there is no registration fee, all interested youth are asked to make
their intentions known to their parish priest by March 1, 2008. Each priest is
to kindly inform their dean as to the number of youth and adult chaperones who
will be attending.
For Further Information Contact: Fr. Andrew Fetchina at (732) 382-8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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