Blagoveshchensk, Russia. June 23, 2005
A group of Chinese pilgrims, including descendants of Albazinians, has arrived in the Blagoveshchensk diocese. They came on the Day of the Holy Trinity/Pentecost in order to venerate the Albazinian Icon of the Theotokos, to visit the land of their Orthodox ancestors -- reports the press office of the Blagoveshchensk and Tyndinsk diocese.
On Thursday, June 23, 2005, there will be a Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Theotokos followed by a procession with the patroness of the East, the Albazinian icon of the Theotokos.