Australian pilgrims in Chernovtsi, Ukraine (12-13 Sept) – photoreport

1. Reading evening prayers in English

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3. Polieleos

4. Praise ye the name of the Lord

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6. Blessed art Thou o Lord, teach me Thy statutes

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8. The Prokiemenon

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10. The vigil Gospel

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12. The bookbeares and servers at the begining of the Polieleos

13. Annointing

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15. One of 5 Cathedral choirs

16. Annointment

17. The completion of the censing

18. Fr Joachim annointing the faithful

19. The censing

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21. The spiritual sons of Vladika

21a. Anthony and Fred in one of the local monastery underground churches

21b. Meal following vigil

21c. Pilgrims heading to church at Bancheni, early Sunday morning

22. Sunday – Divine Liturgy. The Royal doors are opened for the meeting of Vladika Onufriy

23. The clergy exit to meet His Eminence

23a. For Thou art our enlightenment….

24. the dismissal

25. the gift of the pilgrims

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26. Marriages take place immediately after the liturgy

27. Presentation of Vladika’s gift to Fr. Joachim

27a. gifts to delegates

27b. Zoya receives a gift. Vladika tells the faithful of her Chernovtsi origins

28. Fr Michael thanks His Eminence for everything

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30. Molieben for the pilgrims

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32. The weddings

33. The Metropolitan’s Cathedral, Chernovtsi

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35. Leaving the church yard