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The mission and vision of the Pilgrimage of Discovery is that every eligible Orthodox Christian young adult be given the opportunity to have a life-changing experience visiting the Ecumenical Patriarchate as well as important religious and historical sites in Constantinople to strengthen their Orthodox Christian identity.  The goal of the program is to bolster the future of the Orthodox Church in the United States by educating and inspiring future leaders through this life-long connection to the Mother Church of Constantinople.