Sr. Vassa [Larin] to speak at New Skete’s August 9 pilgrimage

Source: OCA
Natalya Mihailova | 29 July 2014
CAMBRIDGE, NY [OCA] New Skete Monasteries here will hold their annual Pilgrimage on Saturday, August 9, 2014.
Sr. Vassa [Larin] to speak at New Skete’s August 9 pilgrimage

In addition to the celebration of Matins and the Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning and other liturgical services—a Healing Service with Anointing and the Saturday evening Vigil—a presentation titled “Mystery and History: Two Pillars of Traditions” will be given by Sister Vassa [Larin], a nun of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and an independent researcher at the Department of Historical Theology, University of Vienna, Austria.  She also is the host of the popular YouTube series, “Coffee with Sister Vassa,” through which she has become widely known for her spiritual insights mixed with light humor.

Other pilgrimage highlights include a talk on New Skete’s monastic life by Brother Stavros, a discussion on iconography by Sister Cecelia, and a presentation on the New Skete Chapel Community.  The day’s program also will include a tour of Holy Wisdom Temple, Greek and Lebanese food booths, and a photo exhibit of New Skete life.  The monks’ gift shop will be available throughout the day, as will cheesecakes made in the Nuns of New Skete’s kitchens.

Additional information may be found at and  A poster with a complete schedule of the pilgrimage’s services and events and lodging information may be downloaded here.

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