New Skete Monastery annual pilgrimage — August 9, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, NY [New Skete Monastery] — The Monastic Communities and Chapel Community of parishioners of New Skete Monastery, Cambridge, NY, invite all to join them for a day of prayer and reflection celebrating their feast day on Saturday, August 9, 2008 (rain or
shine). The theme of the pilgrimage is “Healing: New Life in Christ.”

As is the rule of monastic life, the day will begin and end with prayer with Matins at 8:30 am, followed by the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am, and Vespers and Vigil at 5:30 pm.

A special healing service will be held at approximately 4:15 pm.

Two main presentations will be held in the afternoon — “Perspective on Healing” with Dr. Demetra Velisarios Jaquet and Fr. Steven Voytovich and “Holy Unction: Human Illness, Healing, and Wellness” given by Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas.

In addition, the day will include tours of the monastery Churches, a demonstration of the monks’ dog program, as well as time for hiking, conversation, reflection and quiet. Activities for children and teens are also planned. Traditional ethnic and American style food will be available for purchase.

The Monks, Nuns, and Companions of New Skete are a Stavropegial monastery of the Orthodox Church in America.

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