The posted photos show scenes from Divine Liturgy on Sunday August 23, 2009 at the Pilgrimage in Honor of the Transfiguration of Our Lord and The Dormition of the Theotokos, held at Sts. Cyril and Methodios Church, Camp Nazareth, Mercer, PA
The youth pilgrims prepare to enter the Church in procession.
Fr. Michael Ellis, Camp Director, presents the Precious Cross to His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas upon his arrival at Sts. Cyril and Methodios Church.
"In peace, let us pray to the Lord..." Protodeacon John Youhas intones the Great Litany.
"Wisdom, let us be attentive..."
St. Nicholas Church of Homestead, PA Church Choir, led by Reader Andrew Talarovich beautifully sang the responses to the Divine Liturgy.
This young pilgrim attentively prayed the Liturgy.
Seminarian Gregory Robel chanted the Epistle.
"We offer you incense, O Christ our God as a sweet spiritual fragrance...."
"The reading of the Holy Gospel according to the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew..."
Subdeacon Charles Ellis washes His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas' hands.
"Let us lift up our hearts...."
"Onn the night in which was betrayed or rather on the night on which He gave Himself up for the life of the world... He took bread into His Holy, All-Pure and Immaculate Hands and having given thanks, blessed, sanctified and broke, and gave it to His Holy Disciples, saying..."
"Take and Eat, this is My Body...."
"All of you drink of this, for this is My Blood of the New Testament which is shed for you and for many, for the remission of sins."
"This bread is blessed in honor of the All Holy Trinity in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
"Receive the Body of Christ...."
Fr. Michael Ellis invited the faithful present to partake of a delicious luncheon prepared in honor of the pilgrims.
At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Nicholas blessed an icon of the the Extreme Humility of Christ which was donated to Camp Nazareth by an anonymous donor.