111th Annual Pilgrimage to St. Tikhon’s Monastery opens Friday, May 22

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The 111th Annual Pilgrimage to Saint Tikhon’s Monastery here will open officially on Friday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. with the greeting of the Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Icon of the Mother of God at the entrance arch and the celebration of a Molieben, followed by Vespers and Matins, in the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk.  The icon will be available for veneration throughout the Pilgrimage.

“We live in a world which is seeking healing, not just physical, but also emotional and spiritual,” Archpriest John Kowalczyk told reporters in a May 17 interview in the Scranton Times-Tribune.  “Being in the presence of this most holy relic penetrates the terrestrial with the celestial intercession which…

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