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NEW YORK: August 24, 2011
Schedule of the Visit of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God to Kazakhstan

September 19, 2011, Astana, Kazakhstan

6:00 am – Arrival of the miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” at Astana Airport, Kazakhstan.

9:00 am – Meeting of the Icon at Uspensky Cathedral in Astana.

9:30 am – Divine Liturgy at Uspensky Cathedral with the participation of all the bishops of the Metropolitan District and visiting hierarchs from America, Western Europe and Russia. At the end of Liturgy, round-the-clock veneration of the miracle-working Icon with molebens and akathists served before it.

September 20, Karaganda

7:45 am – Arrival of the Icon at Karaganda Airport.

8:30 am – Greeting of the Icon at Vvedensky Cathedral.

9:00 am – Divine Liturgy with all the bishops of the Metropolitan District and visiting archpastors from America, Western Europe and Russia. Afterwards, veneration of the Icon and molebens with akathists.

5:00 pm – All-night vigil at Vvedensky Cathedral in Karaganda. At the end of service, moleben and farewell to the Icon.

9:00 pm – Departure of the Icon with its delegation for Almaty.

September 20, Almaty

11:30 pm – Arrival of the miracle-working Icon at Voznesensky Cathedral in Almaty. Moleben with the city’s clergymen, veneration of the Icon with a moleben and akathist.

September 21, Nativity of the Most-Holy Theotokos

9:00 am – Divine Liturgy at Voznesensky Cathedral in Almaty with the participation of all the bishops of the Metropolitan District and visiting hierarchs from America, Western Europe and Russia. After Liturgy, round-the-clock veneration of the Icon and molebens with akathists.  

September 22

- Round-the-clock veneration of the Icon with molebens and akathists.

September 23

8:00 am – Divine Liturgy at Voznesensky Cathedral in Almaty with the hierarchs of the Metropolitan District and visiting hierarchs from America, Western Europe and Russia, followed by a procession of the cross with the Icon around the cathedral. Veneration of the Icon with molebens and akathists.

5:30 pm – Solemn moleben at the Icon at Voznesensky Cathedral.

6:00 pm – Departure of the Kursk-Root Icon and its delegation to Almaty Airport.