The Eastern Diocese’s digital ministries platform, VEMKAR, will lead a “virtual pilgrimage” to one of the precious Christian sites of the Holy Land.
Through an interactive online video gathering, VEMKAR will transport viewers to the Tomb of St. Mary, in Jerusalem. The personalized, guided experience will include fasting, prayer, and educational multi-media presentations—all meant to prepare participants for the celebration of the Assumption of the Holy Mother-of-God.
The virtual pilgrimage will have two sessions: the first on Friday, August 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. EDT, and the second on Saturday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT (with breaks throughout).
The pilgrimage is scheduled in anticipation of the Feast of the Holy Assumption, which will be celebrated in parishes across the Diocese on Sunday, August 15.
Additional details on the virtual pilgrimage to the Tomb of St. Mary—including online resources to deepen your experience—are available on the VEMKAR.us website. To learn more and register for free, CLICK HERE.