Pilgrim's Camp to Be Established in Conjunction With Fall Pilgrimage


July 11, 2005

JOHNSTOWN, PA -  In the tradition of the Great Pilgrimages in Eastern Europe and with the Blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, our Diocesan Youth and all area Orthodox Youth are encouraged to join Him at Saint Basil's Academy for the celebration of Vespers and the Divine Liturgy.

Bring your tents and sleeping bags for the Pilgrim's Camp which will be established at the Clarence Fahnestock State Park on Saturday. Come out and enjoy the fellowship, prayer and the beautiful surroundings. Fahnestock Park is located just a short drive from Saint Basil's Academy in the beautiful Hudson Valley and offers amenities such as picnic tables, grills, showers and restrooms.

A $10.00 per person registration includes all camping fees and a COMMEMORATIVE PILGRIM'S CAMP T-SHIRT. Registration is open to all who wish to join us for this Annual Event. Those who are 18 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Saturday Noon Pilgrim's Camp opens with a Moleben to the Cross and blessing of the Camp Site

Saturday 5:00 pm Pilgrim's Pot Luck camp dinner is served All campers are invited to share in the meal by contributing & dinning

Saturday 7:00 pm Vespers at Saint Basil's Academy

Saturday 10:00pm Compline by candle light at the Cross Shrine Confessions will be heard immediately following

Sunday 9:00 am Matins

10:00 am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Saint Basil's

Sunday Noon Sunday Lunch at Saint Basil's There is an additional charge for this meal

For additional information on the Pilgrim's Camp, please contact Fr. Andrew Fetchina at 732-382-8844 or at frandrew@comcast.net



Epistle Reading: Colossians 2:8-12

Gospel Reading: Luke 2:20-21,40-52

Circumcision of Our Lord; Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia; Gregory, Bishop of Nanzianzos, Father of Gregory the Theologian; Peter the New Martyr of the Peloponnesos; Theodotos the Martyr; Righteous Theodosios of Triglia; Emmelia, Mother of Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Makrina, and Peter of Sebaste; Telemachos the Martyr; Fulgentius, Bishop of Ruspe; Basil the Martyr of Ankyra

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