- The annual pilgrimage at Mt. St. Macrina in Uniotown, PA, is scheduled to
begin at 5:30 PM on Friday, August 29. This is the oldest pilgrimage in
America. More than 8,000 people of all faiths are expected to
participate in this year's program. The theme of this years pilgrimage
is "Mary, Wondrous Protection for the Whole World". It is sponsored by
the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, Our Lady of Perpetual
Help Province. All of the eparchs of Byzantine-Ruthenian Metropolia in
the United States are expected to participate, including Metropolitan
Archbishop Basil M. Schott, archeparchy of Pittsburgh, the Most Rev.
Andrew Pataki, retired eparch of Passaic, NJ, the Most Rev. John M.
Kudrick, eparch of Parma, OH, and the Most Rev. William C. Skurla, eparch
of Van Nuys, CA.
The opening divine liturgy will be at 5:30 PM, with Archbishop Schott as
celebrant and homilist. The ppilgrimage will close with a hierarchical
divine liturgy at 10:00 AM on September 1. Most Rev. Skurla will be the
celebrant . An apostolic blessing will be bestowed by Archbishop Schott.
William F. Brna
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