1st – 8th October 2019
With the blessing of His Grace Irenei, Bishop of London and Western Europe, a pilgrimage to Serbia is taking place in the first week of October. Please see the programme overleaf. The trip costs 490 euros (£420) in addition to the airplane ticket. Wizzair flies direct to Belgrade. No visa is necessary for British and Russian passport holders. Fr. Vitaliy will lead the group.
The deadline to book your place is 8th July 2019.
London – Belgrade
The Wizzair flight to Belgrade from Luton airport is at 14:25, arrival in Bgd at 18:20. Hotel accommodation.
Packed breakfast. Russian Church; the tomb of Metr. Antonie (Hrapovicki) at the Iveron Chapel (Novo groblje); Cathedral Church; Kalemegdan (park and fortress with Churches of Sv. Petka and Ruzica); the Church of Sv. Sava. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Departure for Fruska Gora and visit of Grgeteg, Krushedol and Velika Remeta Monasteries. Departure for Sremski Karlovci – the place of the first ROCOR meeting; St Nicholas Church; The old Patriarchate… Return to Belgrade. Dinner and overnight.
Belgrade – Valjevo – Lelić Monastery
Breakfast. Departure for the Pustinja and Ćelije (the holy relics of Avva Justin Popovich) Monasteries. Lelić Monastery (the holy relics of St. Nikolai Velimirovich). Dinner. Accommodation in the guest house.
Lelić Monastery – Studenica Monastery
Breakfast. Departure for Kraljevo and visit of Žiča Monastery. A drive through the Valley of Lilacs to the Gradac Monastery. Arrival at Studenica Monastery. Accommodation in the guest house. Dinner and overnight.
Studenica Monastery – Kalenić Monastery
Breakfast. Departure for Trstenik and visit Ljubostinja Monastery. Dinner. Arrival at the Kalenic Monastery. Accommodation in the guest house.
Kalenić Monastery – Belgrade
Breakfast. Departure to the Ravanica Monastery (near Cuprija), than to Despotovac to visit Manasija Monastery and Svilajnac to visit Miljkov Monastery. Return to Belgrade. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Liturgy at the Church of Ascension, breakfast. Free time. A good bye lunch at the Skadarlija and departure for the airport (the flight is at 19:25).