DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA AND NEW YORK: December 23, 2014
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, an endeavor called “Project Tikhvin” has begun making plans for the annual summer work project in the restoration of the Entrance of the Mother of God women’s monastery in the ancient city of Tikhvin, Russia. Project Tikhvin will sponsor young people of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and assist them in the expenses of travel. The group will visit Russia from the end of June until the middle of July. Pilgrims will visit Moscow, St Petersburg and Tikhvin. In all places there will be tours of holy places. The group has been invited to form a youth choir and participate in a northern village folk festival.
The trip will be organized with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Barsonophy of St Petersburg and His Grace Bishop Mstislav of Tikhvin in conjunction with the St Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Youth from America as well as from all over Russia will participate in the restoration project. The group is limited to fifteen participants. All interested must make a commitment and contact the project director, Archpriest Alexis Duncan, before Great Lent. Tickets and visas must be arranged by that time. Please contact Fr Alexis as soon as possible to express your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.