Midwest Diocese to sponsor Pilgrimage to Alaska August 19-25, 2020
CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] — The faithful of the Diocese of Chicago and the Midwest are invited to participate in a unique pilgrimage to Alaska August 19-25, 2020.
“This very special trip is being offered as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the Granting of Autocephaly and the Glorification of Saint Herman of Alaska,” explains Priest Herman Kincaid, Rector of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church, Burr Ridge, IL. “Under the guidance of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West, Chair of the 50th Anniversary Committee for the Orthodox Church in America, each diocese was given the opportunity to select one week in 2020 to plan its pilgrimage to Alaska. This is a unique opportunity for faithful of our diocese to visit the holy sites of Alaska, including Saint Herman’s home on Spruce Island.”
The six day/five night trip is being offered by Culturally Creative Travel for the low price of $2,525.00. Early bird pricing of $2,295.00 is available to those who book by June 15, 2019. Early bird registration has been extended to July 15.
Full details are listed in the accompanying flier.
“In addition to the Alaskan pilgrimage, each Deanery of the Midwest Diocese will offer local events to commemorate the 50th Anniversaries,” said Father Herman. “Divine services, lectures, essays, panel discussions and fellowship are being organized in each Deanery by their respective Deans. Further information concerning these celebrations will be posted as details are finalized.”