2005 Youth Pilgrimage to Slovakia
March 4, 2005
DANBURY, CT - With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan
Nicholas, The New England Deanery is planning a Youth Pilgrimage to Slovakia to
visit the St. Nicholas Orphanage. The trip is scheduled from Wednesday July 6,
to Saturday, July 16th. The cost per person is $1,899.00. Led by Very Rev. Fr.
Luke Mihaly and Fr. Peter Benyo, this trip is to primarily provide an
opportunity for our Youth to put their faith into practice by spending time with
the orphans of St. Nicholas Orphanage. Secondarily, this trip hopes to provide a
brief taste of the spiritual homeland of our diocese.
The itinerary is as follows:
Wednesday, July 6
Depart on Czech Airlines at 5:45 pm for
Thursday, July 7
Arrive in Prague change flight for Kosice arriving
at 9:55 am. Check in Hotel Slovan. Tour the City, dinner and
Friday, July 8
Transfer to Presov by bus. Visiting places of
interest get one day visa at Ukrainian Consulate for Uzhorod, dinner and over
night in Hotel Dukla.
Saturday, July 9
Tour the City, dinner and overnight in Hotel
Sunday, July 10 - 14
After liturgy and lunch transfer to St.
Nicholas orphanage in
Thursday, July 14
Travel to Uzhorod, visit Fr. Dimitri Sedor,
lunch, visit the
Cathedral and return to Mihalovce for dinner and overnight
in Hotel Druzba.
Friday, July 15 -
Visit with Bishop Jan and transfer to Kosice for
Tour, dinner and
overnight in Hotel Slovan.
Saturday, July 16
After breakfast transfer to Kosice airport for
flight to US, arriving
at JFK 3:55 pm.,
Seating is limited and preference will be given to members of the New England
Deanery. Remember that we will be staying with the orphans at the orphanage and
are expecting no special treatment for us while we are there.
Please notify Fr. Luke Mihaly ASAP to let him know of your interest in
traveling to Slovakia to spend time at St. Nicholas Orphanage. You may contact
him at (203) 748-0671 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payments are to be made
directly to Benyo Travel. A list of items and things to donate to the orphanage
will be forthcoming. Passports are required.