With the blessing of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, a pilgrimage of clergy and laity will made to the Holy Land, to be held on May 27 – June 7, 2019, and led by His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan. The trip, organized by St. Seraphim Memorial Parish in Sea Cliff, NY, will center on the patronal feast day celebrations of Holy Ascension Convent on the Mount of Olives. In addition to visits to holy sites in Jerusalem and Palestine, divine services will be held at the Life-Bearing Tomb of the Lord, the Church of the Nativity of Christ, and other churches.
The cost is $2,450 per person, which includes round-trip airfare from JFK to Tel Aviv, double-occupancy hotels, meals, transportation, tips, and donations to holy sites. Insurance is not included but is required. Interested parties must register by March 11, 2019.
For further information, contact Archpriest Serafim Gan at: email@example.com. Donations and commemorative slips to Holy Land monasteries can be given to Fr. Serafim.