Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Holy Cross
Starts: July 14, 2013 @ 3:00pmEnds: July 14, 2013 @ 7:00pmAddress: At Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church
526 W. Rayen Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio
On 14 July 2013 there will take place an all-eparchial pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Holy Cross at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Youngstown, Ohio. The pilgrimage will mark the celebration of the Year of Faith, pronounced by the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in September 2012 as a response to the initiative of Pope Benedict XVI for the Universal Church. It will likewise commemorate the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus-Ukraine this year. The pilgrimage will be led by His Excellency Bishop John Bura, Apostolic Administrator of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma.
The pilgrimage will commence in the afternoon with a Moleben to St. Volodymyr, followed by the Lesser Blessing of Water, Renewal of the Baptismal Promises, informal buffet and a choir performance.
The Shrine of the Holy Cross in Youngstown, Ohio was not only chosen because it was erected in 1986 to commemorate the 75th parish anniversary, but above all to commemorate the millennial anniversary of the Baptism of Rus-Ukraine that was celebrated in 1988.