Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pilgrimage in Fox Chase

Pilgrimage to the Mother of God
Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great

This year’s seventy-ninth annual pilgrimage honoring the Mother of God on the grounds of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Basil the Great in Fox Chase has as its theme “Let it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). On Saturday October 2, 2010 this theme will be developed during the Akathist to the Mother of God celebrated at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pochaiv. The homilist will be Rev. Father Robert Hitchens, Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington, DC in his homily he will urge us to be open to God’s call.

On Sunday, October 3, 2010 during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, celebrated by Archbishop Stefan Soroka, the Very Rev. Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, Eparch of Stamford, CT will speak on what it means to live out God’s call. This theme will be further enhanced at the Moleben to the Mother of God as Archbishop Stefan speaks to us about Mystical changes in our lives as we open ourselves to God’s word.

The Mystery of Reconciliation (Confession) will be available both days. Traditional Ukrainian food will be served on Sunday. A special feature of the weekend will be an opportunity to venerate the replica of the Shroud of Turin in the Holy Trinity Chapel of the Sisters of St. Basil the Great. This is one of nine replicas that was touched by the actual Shroud of Turin and blessed by the Holy Father.

For further information go to the website of the Sisters

(Click on Flyers to enlarge schedule)

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