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2018 Albania Missions Tour Team

Traveling From: 9/29/2018 to 10/6/2018; Team Cost: $2945*

Albania, known as the land of the eagle, is a country of majestic mountains, rural countryside, rich culture, and warm hospitality. In 1944, though, this beautiful Balkan country fell under a harsh Communist regime and suffered the most severe religious persecution of the 20th century.

With the coming of religious freedom after centuries of Ottoman presence and decades of Communist rule, the Church has made a remarkable turnaround. Under the leadership of His Beatitude Archbishop ANASTASIOS of Tirana, Durrës, and All Albania, along with the help of OCMC missionaries, the Orthodox Church in Albania is resurrected.

The Albania Missions Tour is your opportunity to experience the power of the resurrected Church and the impact Orthodox missions has had in this beautiful country.

Tour Schedule

  • September 29th - Arrivals and Accommodations; Vespers at the Chapel of the Nativity with the OCMC Missionaries and Bishop Asti; Greeting of the group by His Grace Bishop Asti.
  • September 30th - Divine Liturgy at the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral; Visit to the Church of Shen Prokopi; Local cultural offerings - TBD.
  • October 1st - Visit staff at Children’s Office, Logos University – Durres Campus (Resurrection of Christ Theological Academy), Home of Hope, Monastery of St. Vlash and the Skete of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, the Amphitheatre and the Church of Sts. Paul and Asti.
  • October 2nd - Visit the Hydro-Electric Plant, the Church of St. Nicholas, and the Church of the Ascension; Traditional Albanian Lunch in Gjinar; time with Metropolitan Andoni
  • October 3rd - Visit the offices at the Synodal Center; Time with His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios; Evening with the OCMC Missionaries.
  • October 4th - Experince Orthodox Outreach in Tirana: Radio Ngjallja, Annunciation Clinic, Service of Love Soup Kitchen, Logos University - Tirana Campus, Nazareth Center, Byzantine Music School.
  • October 5th - Visit the Protagonist Albanian American School, the Castle of Kruje; Farewell Banquet with the OCMC Missionaries.
  • October 6th -Departure back to the United States

Participants must plan to arrive in Tirana, Albania on Saturday, September 29 (plan to depart U.S.A. on September 28). The tour concludes on October 5 (schedule your departure from Tirana on Saturday, October 6.

*About the Tour

Registration includes Educational presentations, Cultural and Sightseeing fees, Guided tour, Receptions, Banquet, Honorarium, 7 Nights Hotel at the Rogner Hotel, Meals - breakfast & lunches, and Ground transportation (in Albania). A suite is $2,095 per person based on double occupancy; single occupancy, $2,495 per person. A deluxe suite is $2,295 per person based on double occupancy; single occupancy, $2,945 per person.

Accommodations

The Rogner Hotel is located in the heart of the city, near the National Park with its artificial lake and the zoo, also within the Embassy and Banking district of the city of Tirana, and minutes from the Palace of Congresses and the Presidential Palace. The Rogner offers a specially wide variety of services and facilities.

Travel

Airfare is not included. Participants can make their own air travel plans, or OCMC can help arrange air travel to/from your departure city to Tirana, Albania. Airport shuttle and ground transportation in Albania is included.

Please Note:

  • A $1,000 deposit is required in order to reserve your space on the Tour (balance due 30 days prior to departure date).
  • Deposits will be refunded up to 30 days prior to departure date.
  • A valid passport is needed.
  • You will be mailed a list of recommended items to bring as well as a complete itinerary.
  • OCMC can help arrange air travel to/from your departure city to Tirana, Albania.
  • Space is limited.
  • Registration deadline is August 15, 2018.

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Prayer for Missions

God of truth and love: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Hear our prayer for those who do not know You. That they may come to a saving knowledge of the truth, and that Your Name may be praised among all peoples of the world. Sustain, inspire, and enlighten Your servants who bring them the Gospel. Bring fresh vigor to wavering faith; sustain our faith when it is still fragile. Continually renew missionary zeal in ourselves and in the Church, and raise up new missionaries who will follow You to the ends of the world. Make us witnesses to Your goodness full of love, full of strength, and full of faith for Your glory and the salvation of the entire world. Through the prayers of all the missionary saints, Have mercy on us and save us. Amen.
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