The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversaries of the granting of Autocephaly and the Glorification of Saint Herman of Alaska. To mark these historic occasions, a number of pilgrimages to Alaska are being planned by the dioceses of the Orthodox Church in America.
His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West will lead the first pilgrimage, which will take place June 7-14, 2020. Pilgrims will depart Seattle by cruise ship for Alaska, where they will visit a variety of Orthodox Christian historic sites with stops in Sitka, Ketchikan and Juneau.
On board educational talks will highlight the Church’s historical roots in Alaska within the context of the anniversary celebrations. Reservations are now being accepted online.
Similar 2020 pilgrimages will be sponsored by the Romanian Episcopate [June 17-23]; the Dioceses of the South and New England and the Albanian Archdiocese [July 1-7]; the Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania and the Bulgarian Diocese [July 8-14]; and the Diocese of the Midwest [August 19-25].
Further information is available from Culturally Creative Travel.