Pilgrim Camp To Be Established At Camp Nazareth On the Eve of The Consecration of Sts Cyril & Methodios Church

May 6, 2003

JOHNSTOWN, PA - In the Tradition of our ancestors in the Carpatho-Rusyn homelands, His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas extends an invitation to the youth of our Diocese and all Christ-loving souls to take part in a Pilgrimage to Camp Nazareth for the Consecration of Saints Cyril and Methodios Church. A Pilgrim's Camp is being established at Camp Nazareth on Friday night August 15 for all who desire to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime event. An evening campfire and a candlelight Compline Service at the camp site, will be the highlights of Friday evening's campout. The pilgrims will join Metropolitan Nicholas in the procession from his camp residence to Sts. Cyril & Methodios Church.

The Camp Site will be established just below the youth cabins. Bathing facilities and a cabin for hanging or storing of clothes and church banners will be provided. All campers must provide their own meals, tents and supplies. Campers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a Legal Guardian.


Friday August 15

4:00 pm Camp site opens

8:00 pm Camp Fire

10:00 pm Compline/Confession

Saturday August 16

Pilgrims will join Metropolitan Nicholas in the procession from his camp residence to Sts Cyril & Methodios Church

For additional information you may contact Fr. Andrew Fetchina at 732-382-8844 or Fr. Peter Paproski at 203-375-2564.

All campers must reserve a campsite in advance of the pilgrimage. You may do so by emailing Fr. Peter at webmaster@acrod.org Please include in the body of your email your name, address and phone number, as well as the number of tents and campers.


Matins Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:1-13

Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5

Gospel Reading: Mark 5:24-34

Barbara the Great Martyr; John the Righteous of Damascus; New Hieromartyr Seraphim, bishop of the Phanar in Greece; Juliana the Martyr of Heliopolis; Alexander Hotovitzky, New Hieromartyr of Russia, Missionary to America

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