Annual pilgrimage to New Skete to be celebrated Saturday, August 7


Orthodox Church in America

CAMBRIDGE, NY [New Skete] — “Hidden Holiness” is the theme of the annual pilgrimage to New Skete Monastery here will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2010.

The day will open with the celebration of Matins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.

Father Michael Plekon, Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Baruch College, City University of New York and Associate Priest at Saint Gregory the Theologian Church, Wappinger Falls, NY, will deliver the feature presentation, “Living the Holy Life in Our Time,” in the afternoon. Dr. Olga Solovieva, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Skidmore College, will moderate.

A healing Service with Anointing will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m., while the Post-Festal Vigil of the Great Feast of the Transfiguration will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m.

Throughout the day pilgrims may participate in a variety of activities, including church tours, hiking, and exhibits. There also will be special activities for children and teens.

New Skete Monastery is located at 250 New Skete Lane, Cambridge, NY. For additional information call 518-677-3928 or write to