|Memorial Day 2011 - 06/07/11|
The Memorial Day Pilgrimage was a joy filled event this year.
We were blessed with the weeping icon of St. Anne from the Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady the Joy of All Who Sorrow in Philadelphia.
We would like to thank Father Athanasy for making it possible for this wondrous and holy icon to bless our grounds to be venerated by the thousands of Pilgrims who made their way here to take part in the festivities.
We were also blessed to have Fr. Archimandrite Zacharias of the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex England who provided the commencement address and also gave several lectures through-out the weekend.
Thank you to all the students, monastics, faculty and staff as well as the volunteers from the community who worked very hard in the week leading up to the Pilgrimage to ensure the buildings and the grounds on both sides of the road were ready and presentable for the faithful.
Thank you as well to all the visitors who came to take part in the services and festivities.
It is with great excitement that we look forward to seeing everyone next year for this time of fellowship, celebration and remembrance.