A new documentary has just been published regarding the historic implications of this yearâ€™s Memorial Day Pilgrimage.
Created by the Media Department of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, this documentary focuses on the historical relationship of the parish of St. Johnâ€™s Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Mayfield, PA and St. Tikhonâ€™s Monastery and Seminary Community.
This documentary has been distributed free to the public do to the generosity of the Eastern American Diocese and is a result of the hard work of its director Peter Lukianov and currently enrolled seminarian Gregory Levitsky as well as all the members of the Department of Media for the Eastern American Diocese.
Included within this documentary are candid and personal interviews with His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah as well as with Archpriest Fr. John Sorochka.
Also included is video footage of the revival of the historic pilgrim march from the parish in Mayfield, PA to the monastery church with an interview with this yearâ€™s organizer Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak. This yearâ€™s walk was very aptly named â€śIn the Footsteps of Our Fathersâ€ť and marks the restoration of a tradition as old as the St. Tikhonâ€™s Community itself.
A special thanks to each and every person who contributed to the production of the documentary and to each and every person who in some way played a part in the healing of hearts and the restoration of relationships that paved the way for this historic endeavor.