Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pilgrimage to Mount Athos – AECA

The Anglican and Eastern Churches Association is organising a pilgrimage (for men) to Mount Athos, Greece, 7-12 September 2015. Mount Athos or Agion Oros, as it is locally known, is one of the oldest surviving monastic communities in the world. For over a millennium unbroken spiritual activity has survived on this isolated peninsula, in a semi-autonomous monastic republic following the Julian calendar. Of the twenty monasteries, there are Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, Romanian and Serbian communities. They possess holy relics, icons, frescoes, mosaics of great value and vast array of historical texts, rare documents and manuscripts – all historical heirlooms – are kept in their libraries.

We shall be visiting different monasteries, walking the quiet Athonite forest paths and marvel at the monastic architecture and art treasures and experience afresh the Orthodox way of life, prayer and worship. It is an experience you will not forget.
The approximate cost of the pilgrimage is £300 not including tips and donations. The administration fee for the AECA members is £25 and £40 for non-AECA members.
To express an interest please contact our Pilgrimage Secretary Fr Andrei Petrine:
Office: 01268 411190
Mobile: 07723026925
Email: pater@me.com
Facebook: Anglican and Eastern Churches Association

The association is under the co-Patronage of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch and His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. To become a member of the AECA, please visit our website. 

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