July 8, 2016
Palm Coast, FL: Faithful invited on Pilgrimage to Christian Holy
Sites in Italy & Corfu
the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, a pilgrimage trip will
be held from October 31-November 14 to the holy sites of Italy and
the island of Corfu. During the trip, pilgrims will visit Christian
holy sites on the Greek island of Corfu (including the incorrupt
relics of the Holy Hierarch Spyridon of Trimythous) and the cities
of Italy: Rome, Amalfi, Bari, Salerno, Loreto, Venice, Florence, and
Milan; they will be able to pray at the relics of the Holy Apostles
and Orthodox saints. Pilgrims will attend Divine Liturgy at the holy
relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Bari, as well as in the
Orthodox Memorial Church in Florence. The travel program includes
visiting museums and the many sights of Italy and Corfu.
The cost of the trip is $1,750, which includes the ferryboat between
Corfu and Bari (roundtrip; $210), lodging in 3- and 4-star hotels,
two meals a day, tours through Corfu, Venice, Florence, Rome, and
Milan; transportation in Italy on the tour bus accompanied by
clergy; and the services of Orthodox tour guides. Ticket cost does
not include airfare.
Those who wish to take part in the pilgrimage trip must send in a
minimum deposit of $500 and register before August 20.
The group will be accompanied by Priest Vladimir Kaydanov (rector of
St. Nicholas Church in Palm Coast, FL). More information can be
www.nikatravelers.com, by e-mail:
or by phone: (386) 225-6993.
Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese