On Friday afternoon, May 25, 2018, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon officially opened the 114th Annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage to Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA, as the Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Icon of the Iveron Mother of God arrived at the monastery entrance arch. Joining Metropolitan Tikhon in welcoming the icon were His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey and His Grace, Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska.
The icon was carried in procession to the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk, where a Service of Prayer was celebrated before Vespers and Matins.
The icon will be available for veneration throughout the four-day Pilgrimage, which closes on Memorial Day—Monday, May 28. See related story.