Pilgrimage to Middlebrook

This past Sunday, we made a mini-pilgrimage to a Russian church tucked back in the Virginia hillsides. Our priest’s son and two others from our mission came along for the ride.


Right side of the church, the Transfiguration

church-leftLeft side of church, the Annunciation


Front, the Iconostasis

After a full potluck meal at the church (they serve a full lunch b/c many people like us drive a considerable distance), we headed out on a little adventure to Goshen Pass.


Hijabi at the river. 😉 I look preggers in the pic. Just full of good lunch!


Skipping rocks at the river. I love our young people: wholesome, good-natured, and easily entertained.


Jeff sitting on a rock.


The Maury River

A beautiful day spent in worship and fellowship!


6 Responses to “Pilgrimage to Middlebrook”

  1. 1 Lisa September 2, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Great pictures. The church is beautiful, as is the river. What a lovely Sunday surrounded by God’s majestic creation.

  2. 2 dana September 2, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    beautiful icons and i like the picture of you, too!

  3. 3 geekywife September 3, 2009 at 4:40 pm


    I like getting a peek at other Orthodox churches. Can’t ever go wrong with a river photo either!

    Peace, Janelle

  4. 4 geekywife September 3, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    OH! While looking at the parish website, I saw the blog by the priest. As luck would have it, I’ve read some of his articles in another place on the web. (orthodoxcircle.com, kinda like a facebook for Orthodox)

    It’s a small Orthodox web world indeed!

  5. 5 Michelle Therese September 5, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I love how you wrap your head scarves! I’m trying to cover full time but I’m always looking Muslim and then, there I am munching on bacon and stuff… and being totally not Islamic!!!!!

    Do you ever have pictures showing how to wrap veils the way you do?

    I laughed when I read your comment about loving “our young people” ~ are you old enough to say that??? 🙂

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