Byzantine Ruthenian Metropolitan Church to host Jubilee Year of Hope Pilgrimage

Archbishop William C. Skurla, Bishop Kurt R. Burnette, and Bishop Robert M. Pipta invite the people of the Byzantine Ruthenian Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh to join them on a Pilgrimage to Italy from  May 5 to 15, 2025, to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Hope. This pilgrimage costs only $4,829 per person, which covers airfare from Newark Liberty International Airport, accommodations in first class/select hotels based on double occupancy, most meals, the services of an English tour director, comprehensive sightseeing all admission fees and hotel service charges and airport transfers in Italy.

Fr. Ed Cimbala, who will serve as the general tour coordinator, will be your main point of contact for any questions or concerns. Each eparchy will have a coordinator: Very Rev. Andrew Deskevich, Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, Very Rev. Yuriy Oros, Eparchy of Passaic, Very Rev. Brian Eyman, Eparchy of Parma, Very Rev. Stephen Washko, Eparchy of Pheonix, and Very Rev. Marek Novicky, Exarchy of Toronto. The initial deposit is to be sent to Fr. Ed Cimbala, who will forward your names to the coordinator with your eparchy.

Everyone is invited to come share during this time of prayerful celebration. With the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and other services, our pilgrimage will be a joyful journey designed to highlight our Byzantine Catholic faith, help us appreciate its historical past, and view the art inspired by the Church.

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