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2018 Visitation Schedule of the Icon of the Mother of God “Softener of Evil Hearts“ in the Eastern American Diocese

On Friday, March 9, the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived in New York City from Moscow. The icon and its guardian were greeted by the secretary of the Eastern American Diocese, Archpriest Serge Lukianov.

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the Icon will remain in the Eastern American Diocese until April 11. The Icon’s visitation schedule is available to our readers below:

Friday, March 9
Holy New Martyrs of Russia Church ‒ Brooklyn, NY at 4:00 PM.

Saturday, March 10
St. Alexander Nevsky Russian School ‒ Howell, NJ at 12:00 PM.

Saturday, March 10 - Sunday, March 11
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral ‒ Howell, NJ.
4:00 PM: Holy Unction. Bishop Nikolai (Soraich).

Monday, March 12 - Wednesday, March 14
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral ‒ Howell, NJ.
Lenten Clergy Retreat. Metropolitan Hilarion.

Wednesday, March 14
Holy Transfiguration Church ‒ Baltimore, MD in the evening.

Friday, March 16
Holy Apostles Church ‒ Beltsville, MD.

Saturday, March 17 - Sunday, March 18
St. John the Baptist Cathedral ‒ Washington, DC.
6:00 PM: Holy Unction. Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.

Sunday, March 18
Joy of All Who Sorrow Church ‒ Philadelphia, PA.

Monday, March 19
Christ the Savior Church ‒ Wayne, WV.

Tuesday, March 20 - Wednesday, March 21
Holy Cross Monastery ‒ Wayne, WV.

Wednesday, March 21 - Thursday, March 22
St. George Church ‒ Cincinnati, OH.

Friday, March 23 - Saturday, March 24
Holy Trinity Church ‒ Milwaukee, WI.

Saturday, March 24 - Monday, March 26
Holy Virgin Dormition Church ‒ McKeesport, PA.
Sunday, March 25:
10:00 AM: Divine Liturgy.
5:00 PM: Vespers.

Monday, March 26
Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Convent ‒ Saxonburg, PA.

Tuesday, March 27
Holy Protection Greek Convent ("Agia Skepi") ‒ White Haven, PA.

Wednesday, March 28 - Friday, March 30
St. Tikhon’s Monastery ‒ South Canaan, PA.

Saturday, March 31 - Lazarus Saturday
Inexhaustible Chalice Metochion Church ‒ Brooklyn, NY.
Metropolitan Hilarion celebrating Liturgy.

Sunday, April 1 - Palm Sunday
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign ‒ New York City.
Metropolitan Hilarion celebrating Liturgy.

Great Monday, April 2 – Pascha Sunday, April 8
Holy Trinity Monastery ‒ Jordanville, NY.
Passion Week & Pascha.

 Bright Monday, April 9
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral ‒ Howell, NJ.
Metropolitan Hilarion & Bishop Nicholas.

Bright Tuesday, April 10
Holy Protection Skete ‒ Buena, NJ.

Bright Wednesday, April 11
The Icon returns to Russia.

O Most Holy Theotokos, save us!

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