During the pilgrimage, there will be Holy Masses according to the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) and Divine Liturgies according to the Slavo-Byzantine Rite (the Russian Greek-Catholic rite). The pilgrims live very simply, sleeping in tents and cooking their own food in the open. The pilgrimage is arranged by Una Voce Russia in cooperation with St. Nikolas parish in Luga and St.Cyril and Methodius parish in St.Petersburg. Norwegian Catholics are very welcome to participate.
When Olav was in Novgorod he lived with his brother-in-law, the Russian prince Yaroslav the Wise. Yaroslavs father was St. Vladimir who brought Christianity to Russia. His feast day is on 28. July according to the Slavo-Bysantine rite. The celebration of St.Vladimir is thus also an important part of the pilgrimage.
<link http: unavoce.ru olaf photos2013 index.html external-link-new-window external link in new>See the fascinating photos from the 2013 pilgrimage
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