By Motorboat on the Yenisey with the Czestochowa Icon

They arrived in Krasnoyarsk on Wednesday, 20 June.  Galina and Igor rode the TransSiberian Railroad for 93 hours to get to this large city in central Siberia.  Aleksey came by van with the icon several hours later.  Since the van sustained damages from driving through potholes, it needed to stop en route for repairs.

On the Shores of the Pacific Ocean - Start

Our Lady of Czestochowa stood at the shore of the Pacific Ocean, symbolically beginning the pro-life pilgrimage "From Ocean to Ocean".  Upon conclusion of the  meetings in Vladivostok, Our Lady was given a sincere and emotional sendoff, with sorrow and tears at her departure, after the early morning liturgy on 15 June at the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas.

From far away Vladivostok a personal letter of Galina Maslennikova

Glory to Jesus Christ!

The project "From Ocean To Ocean," the movement of the Czestochowa icon through the world in defense of life, began in Vladivostok and is progressing very quickly. Ahead of us is Siberia and 23 European countries along the 18 thousand kilometers long route.

Third day in Vladivostok

On Thursday, June 14,  a conference was held in the center of Vladivostok on "Current problems of social assistance provided by the Church." It was dedicated to developing cooperation between Church and State in preventing abortion and other pathologies, as well as supporting traditional family values​​.

Vladivostok Metropolitan Veniamin met with representatives of the International Committee of the Pilgrimage

The Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa continues the visit in Vladivostok on her pilgrimage through the world in defense of life. Now the icon is in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Care (Pokrowskij Sobor), where people continuously pray in front of her. This is an historic moment, because the world pilgrimage of Our Lady starts in Vladivostok on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the Far East.

Already in Vladivostok

On June 11th the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa came to Vladivostok, and stood on the shore line of the Sea of ​​Japan, which directly connects to the Pacific Ocean. She came by van, specially purchased for this purpose, which Alexei Komarovsky drove all the way from Moscow to Vladivostok via Kazakhstan, covering about 11 thousand kilometers and seven time zones.

Mother of God in the Czestochowa Icon went to the Far East

On June 2, the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa went by car from Moscow to the Far East. The first on the route was Kazakhstan. The Russians have bought a special van produced in Russia, which will cross the entire route from Moscow to Vladivostok through Kazakhstan where the official pilgrimage from the Pacific Ocean will start.

Car manifestation around Moscow with the Czestochowa Icon

On May 20, Orthodox defenders of life in Moscow organized a fourth car manifestation in defense of life "Stop Abortion".  It was attended by hundreds of people and dozens of cars. The meeting began in the Orthodox Church of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the center of Moscow with a prayer before the peregrinating Czestochowa icon.

Moscow - welcome of Our Lady in the Czestochowa Icon for defense of life

On May 9, just before the International Day of the Family, Our Lady in her Czestochowa Icon arrived in Moscow, in her pilgrimage through the world in defense of life. She came from Minsk in the company of a Belarusian delegation led by Father Paul Serdiuk and Igor Beloborodov, coordinator of the Eastern part of the pilgrimage.