Pilgrimage returns to Mount St. Macrina

Sisters of St. Basil the Great announce 87th pilgrimage Sept. 5, 2021

The Sisters of St. Basil the Great are pleased to announce that on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, the 87th Annual Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be held at Mount St. Macrina in Uniontown, Pa.

With the theme, “Mother of Perpetual Help, Our Gentle Protectress,” the Pilgrimage will be an in-person event and will also be streamed live. Weather permitting, liturgical services will be broadcast at www.sistersofstbasil.org.
Out of an abundance of caution, and in consultation with local county CDC/health department officials, this year’s Pilgrimage will have the following guidelines and limitations:

All liturgical services will take place at the Shrine Altar. Due to the inability to accommodate large numbers indoors, the potential for postponement or cancellation of a liturgical service exists with the presence of severe weather conditions.

Boxed lunches/snacks will be available for purchase during this year’s Pilgrimage. Pilgrims wishing to enjoy a warm meal are encouraged to support the local restaurants on Route 40 directly across from the Mount.

Please see the list of local motels and hotels on our web site if you wish overnight accommodations. There will be no overnight accommodations on the grounds of Mount St. Macrina this year, which includes campers. A limited number of self-contained RVs are permitted by appointment only (contact Sister Carol at 724-438-7149).

Pilgrims will be asked to wear masks when entering indoor shrines, as well as buildings such as the Religious Gift Shop, House of Prayer, restroom facilities, etc.
Visitors to the Monastery (Motherhouse) will be limited this year to Sisters’ family. There will be no shuttle service on the property.

The Sisters are very happy to welcome our beloved Pilgrims back to the grounds of Mount St. Macrina this year. We encourage those with compromised health conditions, unvaccinated persons, or those who travel great distances, to pray with us virtually via the livestream: www.sistersofstbasil.org.


Schedule as of June 21, 2021
(Subject to change)

Sunday, Sept. 5

9:30 a.m. Confessions

9:30 a.m. Matins (TBD)

11 a.m. Divine Liturgy for Vocations

1:30 p.m. Children’s Procession

2:30 p.m. Bereavement Session

4 p.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

7 p.m. Parastas

Monday September 6

9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy (TBD)

Services to be Streamed Live
The following services will take place Sunday, September 5 at the Shrine Altar, weather permitting, and live streamed on our website: www.sistersofstbasil.org.

11 a.m. Divine Liturgy for Vocations
1:30 p.m. Children’s Procession
4 p.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
7 p.m. Parastas