Diocesan Pilgrimage Brings Spiritual Blessings

August 25, 2009

MERCER, PA  The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage in honor of the Transfiguration of our Lord and The Dormition of the Theotokos, held from August 22-23, 2009 provided spiritual nourishment for those who traveled from near and far to partake in the weekend's activities.   Nearly two hundred pilgrims were in attendance at the Pilgrimage Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas and clergy from throughout the diocese. 

Those who were unable to attend this year's pilgrimage are cordially invited to review the weekend's events by viewing the pilgrimage photogalleries  and watching His Eminence's homily delivered at the Sunday August 23, 2009 Pilgrimage Liturgy.

 


Epistle Reading: Colossians 2:8-12

Gospel Reading: Luke 2:20-21,40-52

Circumcision of Our Lord; Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia; Gregory, Bishop of Nanzianzos, Father of Gregory the Theologian; Peter the New Martyr of the Peloponnesos; Theodotos the Martyr; Righteous Theodosios of Triglia; Emmelia, Mother of Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Makrina, and Peter of Sebaste; Telemachos the Martyr; Fulgentius, Bishop of Ruspe; Basil the Martyr of Ankyra

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