(Shameless plug for Julian Calendar ACRODers and anyone else in the area):
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUG. 26-27:
ANNUAL SUMMER PILGRIMAGE IN HONOR OF THE DORMITION OF THE MOST-HOLY MOTHER OF GOD at Camp Nazareth, Mercer, PA. 7 P.M. Great Vespers and Blessing of Bread, Confessions before and after Vespers, Enthronement of the Dormition Shroud.
10 A.M. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, assisted by Diocesan Clergy. The Liturgy will be preceded by the blessing of the Pochaev Mother of God icon and the Dormition of the Theotokos Icon. Minor Orders of Tonsure and Sub-Diaconate conferred on four candidates. Choral responses sung by St. Nicholas Church Choir, Homestead, PA under the direction of Reader Andrew Talarovich; and Plain Chant and Choral responses sung before, during and after the Liturgy by the Women's Choir of the Church of the Dormition in Jarabina, Slovakia, under the direction of Dr. Anna Derevjanik. Presentation of Hramota to Ms Donna Yarina in recognition of her years of service to the Diocese and ACRY. Prayers for continued health of Protopresbyters Stephen Dutko, Michael Sopoliga, Peter Buletza and John I. Dolhy.
Note: Father John and Pani Patricia Duranko will celebrate their 50th Anniversaries of Ordination and Marriage in 2007. Prayers for departed diocesan Bishops, Priests, Monastics and Diocesan Faithful.
12 Noon: Luncheon (Meal ticket costs $12 per person and must be pre-sent and pre-paid by August 19th), and Singing of Folk Songs by the Jarabina Women's Choir.
1:30 P.M.: Singing of the Moleben for Many Intentions, Blessing of Water, Flowers, Religious Items, Automobiles, and Festival Anointing and Reverencing of the Enthroned Pochaev Icon.