Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mount St. Macrina Annual Pilgrimage - 9/1/2012

Bishop John Kudric (left to right), Archbishop William Skurla, Bishop Gerald Dino and Bishop John Pazak lead the Pilgrims in a parastas at Mount Saint Macrina in North Union Township, Saturday evening. The parastas is an Orthodox memorial service to honor the departed.
Mother Theodora of Burton, OH is welcomed to the pilgrimage by Cathy Crawford of Luthersburg, Pa Saturday afternoon. Theodora was a sister at Mount Macrina for 13 years before transferring to Christ the Bridegroom Monestary in Burton.
David Bratnick (left), 16, of Cleveland, OH compares journal notes with his life long friend Dan Loya, 18, during the teen pilgrimage, Saturday afternoon. Bratnicks says that the journals are an activity encouraged by the leaders of the pilgrimage to document their journey through their faith.

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