SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA]
The community of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary extends a cordial invitation to all to attend the 111th Annual Pilgrimage over Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, 2015.
“It is always a blessing to welcome hierarchs, clergy and faithful from the Orthodox Church in America, other Orthodox jurisdictions and guests from near and far,” said Archimandrite Sergius, the Monastery’s Abbot.
The Pilgrimage will officially open on Friday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. with the greeting of the Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Icon of the Mother of God and the celebration of a Molieben, followed by Vespers and Matins, in the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk. The icon will be available for veneration throughout the Pilgrimage.
A detailed schedule of divine services for the weekend is available. Updates will appear on the Monastery’s web site.
Saint Tikhon’s Monastery is the oldest Orthodox Christian monastic community in North America.
In related news, Saint Tikhon’s Seminary will hold its 73nd annual Commencement on Saturday, May 23. The day will open with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. and continue with graduation ceremonies at 1:00 p.m.