21. 2. 2013

Saturday 22nd June 2013
Whole-day program.

The pilgrimage at Sázava 2013 will be traditionally opened with a short pilgrimage to the Sázava Monastery, common singing and music of buglerers and a subsequent holy mass at the Northern garden of the monastery celebrated by the Patriarch of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church in the presence of representatives of churches connected to the Cyrillo-Methodian tradition – Metropolitan Christopher who is the Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia of the Orthodox Church, and Dominik Cardinal Duka, Archbishop of Prague of the Roman Catholic Church. Pilgrims can look forward to a music performance both before and after the holy masses (buglerers and choirs from the Czechoslovak Hussite Church, the Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church.)

The pilgrimage at Sázava 2013 will offer also a rich afternoon and evening program to all pilgrims in the form of music, theater and other programs. In the whole day program for parents with children and children (including children from orphanages), there will be games, quizzes, competitions and theater. Children will also be able to paint within an art contest called Cyril and Methodius. The figures of Cyril and Methodius (also in an acted form) will be present throughout the whole program in the outer as well as inner premises of the Sázava Monastery. Pilgrims can also look forward to a music and literary meeting at the Paradise courtyard of the monastery, an organ concert in the monastery church and to concert/s, or a music festival in the Northern garden of the monastery. In the crypt of the monastery church organizers are planning evening vespers in the Old Church Slavonic and an ecumenical meeting. In 2013, the pilgrimage at Sázava will be organized in cooperation with NPÚ – Sázava Monastery, which will - within the anniversary - join also the program offer of the pilgrimage – guided tours of the monastery "From Great Moravia to Abbot Prokop" in the course of the whole day, as well as special evening tours.

The pilgrimage at Sázava 2013, on the occasion of the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Cyril and Methodius, will take place on 22nd June - between bigger Cyrillo-Methodian pilgrimages in Mikulčice 24th - 26th May and at Velehrad on 4th - 5th July 2013.

Preliminary program
9 a.m. Opening in Abbot Prokop's church at Sázava and a short on foot pilgrimage to the Sázava Monastery – common singing accompanied by buglerers.
10 a.m. Church services of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church – celebrated by the Patriarch of the Church, Dr. Tomáš Butta, homily by a bishop of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church. Greetings from guests: Metropolitan Christopher, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia of the Orthodox Church – confirmed, Dominik Cardinal Duka, Archbishop of Prague of the Roman Catholic Church – under negotiation
Before the mass – a performance by the buglerers, in the course of the mass, after the masses – a performance of choirs: of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church (in the course of the church service), from the Orthodox Church and from the Roman Catholic Church (after the mass – among the greetings of ecumenical guests – representatives of both the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church)
(A meeting of the representatives of churches and other guests at a common lunch.)
Afternoon program
Northern garden of the Sázava Monastery, Paradise courtyard of the Sázava Monastery
Contests and games for children - music and literary meeting
(with regard to the 1150th anniversary of C and M.) (choirs, performances
Theater performances of the Hussite church music school Harmonie,
Announcement of an art contest Cyril and Methodius, authorial and other readings)
Concert / music festival The Monastery Church of the Sázava Monastery
(CK Vocal, Pavel Žalman Lohonka, Happy Day quintet, Organ concert
G appels, Eva Hanychová, R. Pachman, Irena Budweiserová,
other groups and singers – everything under negotiation) The inner premises of the Sázava Monastery
Guided tours of the monastery
Evening program (from 6 p.m.)
The crypt of the monastery church / in case of a greater number of pilgrims the Northern garden of the monastery
Verpers – in Old Church Slavonic
Ecumenical festivity (in accordance with the liturgic program - the week of prayers for the unity of Christians)

Inner premises of the Sázava Monastery
Evening guided tours of the monastery
Monastery gardens
Music program
THE PILGRIMAGE AT SÁZAVA is organized byt the Czechoslovak Hussite Church in cooperation with NPÚ – the Sázava Monastery, supported by the city of Sázava and financial support of MK CR, CB Region, every year in the premises of the Sázava Monastery since 2001. It is an ecumenically open pilgrimage with a rich spiritual and cultural program - music, literary, artistic and theatrical program intended for the broadest public, including special programs (for parents with children, children from orphanages, elderly people and so on). The pilgrimage contributes to cultural and spiritual enrichment and thanks to the localization of the pilgrimage in the premises of the Sázava Monastery, in which a rich program takes place, brings the living legacy of Cyril and Methodius and Abbot Prokop. It also stimulates interest in new pieces of knowledge about the history and figures connected to the Sázava Monastery as an important place for the Czech history, but also the present time. The pilgrimage is, traditionally, supraregional and has an effect on the whole-country.

Contact: Mgr. Hana Tonzarová, Th.D.
main coordinator of the Pilgrimage at Sázava
Wucherlova 5
160 00 Prague 6 - Dejvice
E-mail: hana.tonzarova@ccsh.cz,
Mobile: 00420 602 355 104


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  • Here are our roots.

    (Blessed John Paul II, 22nd April 1990, Velehrad)

    They wanted to become part of those nations and to share their destiny in everything. Here, in this place, at Velehrad, in Moravia, we can feel the historical legacy of the kingdom in a peculiar way – we can feel even those who became its keepers and guardians.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • For us, people of the present age, their apostolate contains even the elocution of the ecumenical appeal, i.e. to build unity again, in a peaceful reconciliation, which later after their deaths was heavily damaged, and in the first place the unity between the East and the West.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • Their work is also a very important contribution to the growth of the common Christian roots of Europe, which by their firmness and viability create one of the main contact points, which must be respected by every serious attempt at reunification of our continent in a new and topical way.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • The story of both brothers, Cyril and Methodius, is a distinct example of unity.

    Saints Cyril and Methodius contributed, to a great extent, to the building of Europe, not only regarding its Christian religious community but also concerning its civil and cultural unity.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

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