Archimandrite Sergius, St. Tikhon's Monastery Igumen, welcomed His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, and other hierarchs, as the 112th Pilgrimage began, on Friday, May 27th. Metropolitan Tikhon was joined by: His Eminence, the Most Reverend Benjamin, Archbishop of San Francisco and the Diocese of the West, His Eminence, the Most Reverend Michael, Seminary Rector and Archbishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, and His Grace, the Right Reverend Thomas, Bishop of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic Diocese of the Antiochian Archdiocese.
Archimandrite Sergius received the miraculous myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos from Subdeacon Nectarios who travels with her and Mitred Archpriest John Sorochka from St. John's Cathedral in Mayfield. After veneration of the myrrh-streaming icon by the hierarchs, the procession continued into the Monastery Church of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk. The first slide show chronicles the beginning of the pilgrimage.
On Saturday, May 28th, the pilgrimage continued with Divine Liturgy followed by the 74th Graduation Exercises at St. Tikhon's Seminary. The St. Tikhon's Community was very pleased to welcome His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America. He arrived in time for the Divine Liturgy in the morning, before giving the Commencement Speech at graduation. The second set of photos here are from the Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning.