A Pilgrimage May 15 – May 29, 2024

“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


Focus more on Christ and grow in your faith. Experience the spiritual treasures of Orthodox Romania! Be inspired by the Romanian people and the Saints of the Church. Visit some of the most beautiful churches, monasteries in the world. Experience Romanian hospitality, learn to love more as Christ loves. Venerate the relics of the Saints, wonder-working icons. Be strengthened to witness to the truth of Christ upon your return.

Dates: May 15 – May 29, 2024

Cost: $3,975/person, $3,825 for an accompanying spouse or adult child.

Deposits can also be made by credit card via the Paypal Button (Menu>Contribute>Donate). There is an additional 4% service charge for deposits made by credit card.

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

Included: Int’l Airfare to/from Dulles, great meals, accommodations in Romania, transportation, experienced pilgrimage leader.

Not included: Domestic airfare to/fro Dulles, airport food, tips, donations, travel insurance, personal items you wish to purchase on the trip.

Important: Pilgrims must be in good health, able to walk reasonable distances (3 miles/day) and adhere to the teachings of the Orthodox Church.


We arrive in Bucharest, travel to the unique ProVita orphanage and ministry begun by Fr. Nicolae Tanase, home to over 300 children. We visit the holy monastery of Crasna nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, journey to the breathtaking mountain town of Sinaia and Peleş Castle, home to the kings of Romania. From there we head north to the regions of Moldova and Bucovina to visit the holy monasteries of Bistrița, Pângarati, Petru Voda, resting place of Fr. George Calciu, Sihăstrie, resting place of Elder Cleopa, and Agapia, followed by the world-renowned painted monasteries Putna, resting place of St. Stephen the Great, Voroneţ, Moldoviţa, and Suceviţa—all UNESCU World Heritage Sites. We return to Bucharest for our final days and the Great Feast of Ascension, visit St. Nicholas (the ‘Russian’ church of the University, built by Czar Nicholas II, Antim Monastery, home to the “Burning Bush” movement that prepared the Church for Communist persecution, venerate the hand of St. Nicholas, the relics of St. Spiridon, St. Dimitrie the New, and many other Saints. We will venerate at the Patriarchal Cathedral and see the new Cathedral.

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 twenty years. Fr. Robert has led pilgrimages and mission trips to Romania, the land of his forefathers, since 2011 and enjoys sharing with others the riches of Romanian Orthodox spirituality and helping all to grow in the love of Christ. He, his wife and six children live on “Terra Dulcis” farm in Denton, MD.