His Eminence, Archbishop Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, will preside at the celebration of the the 35th anniversary of the founding of Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery here August 25-26, 2012.
The weekend will also mark the 40th anniversary of the monastic profession of its Abbess, Mother Raphaela, and the 50th anniversary of one of its nuns, Mother Michaela, to the monastic tonsure.
Joining Archbishop Tikhon at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, 53 Baxter Street, Binghamton, NY, will be His Eminence, Archbishop Anthony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA [UOCUSA]; His Grace, Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey; His Grace, Bishop Matthias of Chicago and the Midwest; and His Grace, Bishop Daniel of the UOCUSA.
A banquet will follow at Saint Michael’s Center [American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese], 296 Clinton Street, Binghamton.
At 5:00 p.m. Saturday evening, dinner will be served at Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery, 144 Bert Washburn Road, Otego, NY, followed by the celebration of the Vigil at 6:00 p.m. On Sunday morning, the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at the monastery at 10:00 a.m.
His Grace, Bishop Michael of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey will preside.
Orthodox Christians of all jurisdictions are warmly invited to share in this milestone event of monasticism in North America.
Additional details, photos, and background information, previously posted on the OCA web site, may be accessed here.