Third Annual Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage

July 19, 2008

Youth Pilgrimage 2008JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Third Annual All-Diocese Youth Pilgrimage will be held on August 15-17, 2008 (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon) at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The Youth Pilgrimage will start a day before the Diocesan Summer Pilgrimage held in honor of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Jesus Christ and the Dormition of the Mother of God. It will conclude Sunday afternoon.

This Youth Pilgrimage is sponsored by the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth and is open to all Diocesan Youth ages 8-22. During the Pilgrimage, our youth will have the opportunity to more deeply explore their Orthodox Faith and develop strong spiritual bonds with Orthodox peers. They will do so by engaging in a pilgrimageThey will do so by engaging in a pilgrimage to Holy Transfiguration Monastery in nearby, Ellwood City, PA where they will tour the monastery, hear a spiritual talk from one of the female monastics and participate in a special work project.

In addition to opportunities for participating in the liturgical services, group discussions, and other activities of a spiritual nature, the participants will also have ample time to enjoy the camp's swimming pool and recreational amenities.

The registration fee for the youth participants is $55.00 which covers the weekend's food and lodging. Registration deadline is August 1, 2008.

To facilitate the participation of as many youth as possible, transportation will be offered on a chartered school bus to Camp Nazareth from Christ the Saviour Cathedral at an additional cost of $20.00 per person. The bus will leave the cathedral at 3:00 pm on Friday Aug 15 and return by 4:00 pm on Sunday August 17, 2008

For Further Information Contact: Fr. Andrew Fetchina at (732) 382-8840 or


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