A Pilgrimage August 16 – August 31, 2023

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matt 6:21). Holy Archangels Orthodox Mission in Annapolis, MD is offering a unique pilgrimage to all those desiring to strengthen their faith in Christ and see the experience the riches of the spiritual legacy of the Orthodox Church in Romania.

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Be Refreshed in Christ and the Holy Orthodox Faith


Come outside yourself to focus more on Christ and grow in your faith. Be inspired by the faith of the Romanian people and her spiritual elders. Visit some of the most beautiful churches in the world. Experience Romanian hospitality at the monasteries where we’ll be staying, learn to love more as Christ loves. Be emboldened to witness to the truth of Christ upon your return.

Dates: August 16 – August 31, 2023

Cost: $4,250/person, $3,950 for an accompanying spouse or adult child.

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A pilgrimage to Romania hosted by Holy Archangels Orthodox Church and led by Fr. Robert Miclean, an experienced pilgrimage guide.  The pilgrimage is open to all Orthodox Christians, catechumens interested in Orthodox Christianity in Romania, visiting many of the holy sites, venerating the relics of the Saints, and being inspired by many of the important ministries, churches, and monasteries of Romania.  Fr. Robert has over ten years of experience leading pilgrimages and mission trips to Romania.

Departure/Return: Dulles Int’l Airport, Washington, D.C.

Included: Int’l Airfare to/from Dulles, food, accommodations in Romania, tips, transport via private bus, experienced pilgrimage leader.

Not included: Domestic airfare to/from Dulles, food in the airports, personal items you wish to purchase on the trip.

Important: Pilgrims must be good health able to walk reasonable distances (1-2 miles/day)


We arrive in Bucharest, travel to the Pro Vita orphanage and ministry in Valea Plopului, visit the holy monastery of Crasna (‘beautiful’), nestled in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, visit the stunning town of Sinaia and Peleş Castle in the Alps, home to the Kings of Romania.  From there we head North to Moldova and Bucovina to visit the holy monasteries of Petru Voda, resting place of Fr. George Calciu the Confessor, Sihăstrie, resting place of Elder Cleopa, Piatra Neamț, Agapia, home of St. Gheorghe the Pilgrim.  We then visit the unique, painted and world-renowned monasteries of Bucovina: Putna, Voroneţ, Moldoviţa, Suceviţa, and Humor.  We shop the outdoor markets at the painted monasteries, full of home-spun wares.  We then travel to the historic city of Iasi in Moldova to venerate the relics of St. Parascheva before returning to Bucharest for our final days where we will, venerate the relics of many Saints, visit the ‘Russian’ church of the University, built by Czar Nicholas II, tour many important sites in the capital, including the Patriarchal Palace, the Patriarchal Cathedral, St. George the New where we venerate St. Constantin Brâncoveanu and the right hand of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.  We venerate St. Spiridon in the church named after him, tour and venerate at St. Antim Monastery, famous for the Burning Bush Movement (an Orthodox spiritual and anti-Communist movement).  Pilgrims will also have the opportunity to shop at some of the Patriarchal stores in Bucharest and at the holy monasteries throughout the trip. 

The Pilgrimage Leader

The Rev. Fr. Robert Miclean is pastor of Holy Archangels Orthodox Church in Annapolis, MD and is OCF Chaplain at the U.S. Naval Academy and St. John’s College, where he has served for fourteen years. Fr. Robert has led numerous pilgrimages to Romania, the land of his forefathers, and enjoys sharing with others the richness of Romanian Orthodox spirituality and helping all to grow in the love of Christ. He, his wife and six children live in Annapolis, Maryland.