Moscow, January 11, Interfax - A delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia headed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York will undertake a pilgrimage to holy places of Russia, including Crimea.
The pilgrimage coincides with the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution and the tenth anniversary of the reunion of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia with the Church in the homeland, the press service for the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia said.
The pilgrimage will begin on July 8 and will last for 18 days. The delegation will visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the churches of Moscow, Ryazan, Murom, Pereslavl-Zalessky, the Optina and the Vyshensky monasteries and the Diveyevo Convent.
The delegation will spend several days in Crimea and visit holy places of Simferopol, Bakhchysarai, Sevastopol and Yalta.