His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced on Tuesday the fourth and last Centennial Pilgrimage to Constantinople, the Holy Land, and Jordan, which will take place from Sunday, November 27 to Monday, December 12, 2022
This fourth Pilgrimage is the final installment of a four-part Centennial Pilgrimage series organized by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in celebration of its One Hundredth year. While each pilgrimage itinerary is unique, all carry the distinction of visiting the Mother Church in celebration and gratitude for the establishment of the Sacred Archdiocese of America by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the year 1922.
The Pilgrimage was part of the four-part Centennial Pilgrimage series organized by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in celebration of its One-Hundredth year.
Participants in the pilgrimage will journey to sacred sites in the region and have the rare opportunity to attend Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos at the renowned monastery of Panagia Soumela, celebrated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Founded in the year 386, the monastery is located high in the Pontic Mountains near the Byzantine imperial city of Trebizond and has remained the symbol of Pontian Hellenism for sixteen centuries.