By the grace of God, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph and more than 20 clergy and lay delegates from the Antiochian Archdiocese arrived safely in St. Petersburg, Russia today, as they begin their two-week piligrimage in the “city of Peter,” Moscow and other cities. They were warmly welcomed by His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Gatchina and Lugsky and other dignitaries.
The pilgrimage will include visits to the most beautiful cathedrals, monasteries and national heritage sites Russia has to offer. The highlight for Sayidna Joseph and the delegation will be their scheduled participation in the festivities with His Holiness Patriach Kirill of Moscow and all Russia in honor of his patron saint’s day on May 24.
Follow the pilgrims each day on Antiochian.org and the Archdiocese’s Facebook page for photos and stories of their voyage.