Each year the monastery hosts its Patronal Feast Day Celebrations and Pilgrimage

August 5th and 6th

for the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Pilgrimage 2022 Schedule

Pilgrimage 2021

August 5-6, 2021

Archbishop Melchisedek was the main celebrant for our Patronal Feast Day. Fathers Nikolai Breckenridge, Andrew Nelko, John Kotalik, and John Parker, with Protodeacons John Oleynik and Alexander Cadman, served the beautiful Vigil Service on the evening of the fifth. In addition to Archbishop Melchisedek, we were blessed to have Archbishop Nathaniel and Bishop Andrei concelebrating. The day ended with the service of Holy Unction and anointing of the faithful. Click on the photo below to see the photo album.

Pilgrimage 2021 Schedule


Presiding Hierarch

His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisedek

Archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 5 - Eve of Transfiguration

6:00 pm **Vigil Service in the Monastery Church

**Reservations will be required due to the small size of our church and the need to continue precautions regarding the coronavirus.

Please email omtsec@gmail.com.

Friday, August 6 - Feast of Holy Transfiguration

All services will be held outdoors. Reservations are not required.

9:30 Akathist, “Glory to God for All Things”

10:00 Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Fruit

12:00 Picnic Lunch

2:00 Holy Unction Service (Anointing of the sick) with the singing of the Paraklesis Hymns to the Mother of God

Pilgrimage 2020

August 5-6, 2020

This year the Transfiguration Pilgrimage was by invitation only because the corona-virus was still infecting people in our area. Serving were His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel, His Grace Bishop Andrei, Fr. Nikolai Breckenridge, Fr. Joseph Wargo, Fr. Gregory Long, Fr. George Treff, Fr. Michael Sochka, Dn. Stephen Boyd, Subdeacon Barry Migyanko, and server Niko Solak. Bp. Andrei delivered the homily after the Gospel reading and Abp. Nathaniel spoke at the end of the Liturgy. The Lord provided a beautiful day outside along with His radiating Light for the small number of people at the feast and for the many faithful who watched via live-streaming.

Pilgrimage 2020 Announcement — Jul 24, 2020 7:51:05 PM

Pilgrimage 2019 — Aug 14, 2019 3:20:19 PM

Pilgrimage 2019 Schedule — Jul 11, 2019 7:31:00 PM

Pilgrimage 2018 — Aug 9, 2018 4:55:45 PM

Pilgrimage 2018 Schedule — Jun 16, 2018 3:05:41 AM

Pilgrimage 2017 — Aug 30, 2017 12:29:45 AM

2016 Pilgrimage — Aug 13, 2016 3:42:25 PM

2015 Pilgrimage — May 25, 2016 8:58:30 PM

2014 Pilgrimage — May 25, 2016 8:53:59 PM