Wonderworking Icon Of St. Anna To Be At Youth Pilgrimage

Wonderworking Icon of St. AnnaJuly 31, 2007

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has announced today, that the Wonderworking Icon of St. Anna, the Mother of the Theotokos, will be present for veneration during the The Second Annual All-Diocese Youth Pilgrimage that is being held on August 17-19, 2007 (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon) at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

Father Athanasy (Mastalski), the pastor of The Russian Orthodox Church of our Lady, the Joy of All Who Sorrow, of Philadelphia, PA, has graciously agreed to bring this wonderworking icon, that has shed tears of myrrh since November of 2004, to Camp Nazareth for veneration by our youth and diocesan faithful. The wonderworking icon will be available for veneration in the Saints Cyril and Methodios Church from the 5:00 pm Friday August 17th Daily Vespers Service, through early afternoon of Saturday, August 18th. It has been reported that miracles have occured in the lives of many who have fervently prayed before this icon and have been annointed with its tears.

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All Diocesan youth are urged to participate in this once in a lifetime pilgrimage, and venerate this wonderworking icon. The Registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 8, 2007  All diocesan faithful and others who wish to venerate this icon are cordially invited to attend the Daily Vespers Service at 5:00 pm on Friday August 17th and Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am on Saturday August 18th. Following each service, the faithful will be annointed with the myrrh that has been shed from this icon.

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

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