St Tikhon’s Monastery, located in South Canaan, invites the general public to partake of the rich cultural and religious heritage of America’s Oldest Orthodox Monastery.


St Tikhon’s Monastery, located in South Canaan, invites the general public to partake of the rich cultural and religious heritage of America’s Oldest Orthodox Monastery.
The recently elected 16th Abbot of St. Tikhon’s, Fr. Sergius, along with the help of the community, has done much to improve the Monastery and grounds and with the Brotherhood, welcomes everyone to come to the Memorial Day pilgrimage on Monday, May 31st, 2010.
The Miraculous Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, to which many cures from cancer, blindness, and other illnesses have been ascribed, will arrive at the monastery on Saturday morning, May 29, at approximately 11:00 a.m.
The icon will be available for veneration throughout the pilgrimage (until Monday evening.) Food and religious items will be offered for sale and the newly combined Icon Repository and Museum will be open for tours. For more information, please visit the Monastery website: sttikhonsmonastery.org or call 570-937-4390.
The 106th Annual Pilgrimage at St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Orthodox Monastery, South Canaan will be held May 28-31, 2010.
Friday’s schedule is as follows:
•3:30 Blessing of the Well and the Official Opening of the 106th Pilgrimage.
•4:00 p.m. Vespers and Matins – Monastery Church.
•6:00 p.m. Meal in the Monastery Trapeza for all Pilgrims.
Saturday, May 29th:
•9:00 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.
•11:00 a.m. Greeting of the Miraculous Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God.
•11:30 a.m. Meal in the Monastery Trapeza for all Pilgrims.
•2:00 p.m. 68th Annual Academic Commencement of St. Tikhon's Theological Seminary.
•Commencement Speaker: His Grace, Bishop Joseph, Bishop of Los Angeles and the West.
•4:30 p.m. Resurrection Vigil – Monastery Church.
•6:30 p.m. Meal in the Monastery Trapeza for all Pilgrims.
Sunday, May 30th, 2010:
•9:00 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.
•11:30 a.m. Meal in the Monastery Trapeza for all Pilgrims.
•4:00 p.m. Vespers and Matins – Monastery Church.
Monday, May 31st:
•7:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – Monastery Church.
•9:30 a.m. Procession from Diocesan Center to Pavilion for Liturgy.
•10:00 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.
•1:30 p.m. Akathist to St. Alexis – Monastery Church.
•2:30 p.m. Molieben to the Most Holy Theotokos and Anointingof the Sick, Infirm and of all Pilgrims – Monastery Bell Tower.
•4:00 p.m. Vespers and Matins – Monastery Church.