With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, our St George community will embark on our 2nd annual spiritually uplifting pilgrimage to St Vladimir’s Seminary during the season of Great Lent 2017.
This year’s event will take what was wonderful about last year and improve upon it – Fr Aleksa, working in conjunction with the new Director of Hospitality and Alumni Relations, Matushka Robyn Hatrack, have planned a wonderful visit to St Vladimir’s Seminary.
The day will begin with a visit to the St Vladimir’s Seminary Press Bookstore followed by a campus tour hosted by Deacon Larry Soper and Sister Margarite. We will gather at Three Hierarchs Chapel for a Panakhida (Parastos) at 5pm, after which our group will enjoy a meal at the seminary refectory prior to a wonderful reflection by Fr Alexander Rental (Canon Law, Church History). Fr Alexander will explore the role of Repentance in our lives – a theme that we explore, liturgically, in-depth during the Lenten season. The evening will conclude with a reception where the trip participants will have an opportunity to mingle with a number of current seminarians.
The second day will be an opportunity for members of the group to explore some of the unique cultural and Orthodox delights of New York City. Participants will go in separate directions – some to see where our immigrant fore-fathers and fore-mothers came into this country via Ellis Island; Others will offer prayers at the site of the World Trade Center; and others will opt to visit some of the various Orthodox churches and communities in Manhattan.
Our final day will be particularly special in that our community will have an opportunity to join the St Sava Cathedral Community for Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. His Grace Irinej, newly-enthroned Bishop of Eastern America, along with concelebrants Very Rev Stavrophor Dr Zivojin Jakovljevic, Very Rev Vladislav Radujkevic and Rev Aleksa Pavichevich, will serve together – and our St George Parish will offer a visible show of support for the suffering, yet strong, Serbian community in New York City.
Please be sure to fill out an online registration form if you are planning on joining this pilgrimage: