St. Mardarije Day: Saturday, July 15th, 2023

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Longin, on Saturday, July 16 of this year, on the Day of Saint Mardarije, we will once again make a prayerful procession from the New Gracanica Monastery to the Saint Sava Monastery.

Procession begins with the reading of the prayer before the Three-handed icon of the Mother of God at the New Gracanica Monastery. We ask all the participants in the procession to be in the church by 5:30am. Whoever wishes to bring their own icon from home is welcome to do so. Procession is a prayerful event and therefore we ask all participants to refrain from political statements.

Procession is 6 miles long and it will take two and a half hours of light walking to complete. Procession will be patrolled by vehicles with water. Same vehicles can drive back those who are not able to continue at any time.

After the procession, at the Saint Sava Monastery, in the pavilion across the river, there will be a Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at 9:30am. After Liturgy common lunch follows.

Transportation will be provided back to the New Gracanica Monastery.

If you have any questions please call diocesan office at 847 223 4300