[STOTS Communications, South Canaan, PA] On Friday afternoon, May 26th, the St. Tikhon's Monastery and Seminary community gathered together to begin the 113th Monastery Pilgrimage. The Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God Icon, held by Archimandrite Sergius, Monastery Igumen, upon its arrival, was greeted by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, His Grace, Bishop Thomas of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic Diocese of the Antiochian Archdiocese, and His Eminence, Michael, Archbishop of New York City, the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, and Seminary Rector. All present then processed to the Monastery Church for a Molieben to the Most Holy Mother of God, and were anointed with myrrh streaming from the wonder-working icon.
The Iveron wonderworking Icon of the Mother of God will be present for all the services during the course of the pilgrimage and seminary graduation.
Photos, Reader Andrew Bohush