Pilgrimage to Tubabao, 17-27 February 2020
With blessing of His Grace Bishop George of Canberra, Abbot Dorofei (Urusov) will be leading a pilgrimage to the island of Tubabao in The Phillippines. In 1949-50 Tubabao was a place of refuge for Russians leaving China after the communist victory there in 1949. The great hierarch and wonderworker of the Russian diaspora, Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco, lived and served on Tubabao during this time. This pilgrimage will honour the place of his prayer and commemorate the Russian presence on the island. The program will include Divine Liturgy, a memorial service, benevolent work including a dinner for the children of the island, creative evenings, visits to natural attractions, and cultural activities. Contact details are available here, and some historical information is available here.