Reminder: Pilgrimage Weekend Just a Few Days Away (Sep 28-29)

Reminder: Pilgrimage Weekend Just a Few Days Away (Sep 28-29) - Holy Cross Monastery

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IMPORTANT: please note that due to a conflict in Metropolitan Hilarion's schedule, we are moving the annual Pilgrimage Weekend up one week from the previously announced dates of October 5-6. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Pilgrimage Weekend 2019

September 28th—29th

We invite everyone to join us for the 2019 Pilgrimage Weekend. His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, will preside at the Divine Services. Visiting clergy are invited to concelebrate at the hierarchal services.

After Sunday morning’s Divine Liturgy, a festive banquet will be held in the spacious hall of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church in Huntington. All are welcome to attend the banquet.

Many come to Pilgrimage Weekend every year from all over the country to join with the monks and with one another in liturgical worship and fellowship. Over the years, friendships have formed amongst fellow pilgrims, thus making Pilgrimage Weekend a reunion for old friends, a spiritually enriching experience for newcomers, and most importantly an occasion to partake of the Holy Mysteries and to strengthen one’s faith.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 28th
2:30 p.m. Great Procession from the monastery church to the Outdoor Chapel of the Mother of God of the Sign with the Holy Icons and Relics of the monastery, with Moleben
4:30 p.m. Buffet supper for pilgrims
6:00 p.m. Hierarchal Vigil with Litia
Sunday, September 29th
9:00 a.m. Hours & Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at Outdoor Chapel of the Mother of God of the Sign
Banquet Following at the Hall of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, Huntington, WV



If you wish to make a donation to help offset the cost to the monastery of hosting Pilgrimage Weekend (food, rentals, etc.) you may do so here. Please be assured that making a donation is completely optional, and not a requirement in order to attend. Thank you, and may God reward you!


  • Monk Maximos

    Please accept my donation of $10.00 even though I know I will not (cannot) be attending, it is a way of being present at this beautiful event that I pray one day God will give me the blessing and honor of visiting and attending. Please pray me for me, a sinner.

  • Hieromonk Gabriel

    There was too much confusion last year… we weren’t really selling tickets, we were asking people to RSVP for our headcount, and offering the chance to make an optional donation at the same time. But some people thought they needed to buy a ticket to come, so this year we’re just offering the chance to make an optional donation via the link at the bottom of this page.

  • Helena Gleason

    Will you be selling tickets like last year (to offset costs)?

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