Connecticut, New Jersey & New York Youth Pilgrimage

Urban WildernessFebruary 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 Community.

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


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