Source: Orthodox Church in America
August 12, 2018
Mother Christophora and the Sisterhood of the Monastery of the Transfiguration, Ellwood City, PA, welcomed hundreds of hierarchs, clergy and faithful from across the United States and Canada to their annual pilgrimage on August 4-6, 2018.
The pilgrimage—which marked the 50th Anniversary of the monastery’s founding by the late Mother Alexandra, the former Princess Ileana of Romania—opened on Saturday, August 4, with the celebration of the Vigil for the Prefeast of the Transfiguration. His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West, presided at the Vigil, as well as at the Sunday Divine Liturgy. Concelebrating were Archpriests Peter Pawlack and Michael Hatrak, Priests Dan Hoarste and John Bunea, and Deacon Peter Ilchuk served.
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