August 16, 2013. West Milford, NJ- This weekend the Holy Institution of Panagia Soumela in West Milford, NJ is hosting it’s annual August 15th festival/liturgy service, recognizing the dormition of the Virgin Mary. Although this annual event is recognized and celebrated the world over on August 15th, the Pontian community of North America and Holy Institute of Panagia Soumela in West Milford, NJ, is hosting the three day event this weekend, August 16th, 17th and 18th.

The three day affair which is highlighted by the Sunday liturgy service and Festival is an annual event celebrated in three locations around the world named after the historic monastery of Panagia Soumela in Trabzon, Turkey.

Located in the beautiful hills of West Milford New Jersey, this setting has been selected to reflect the monastery originally created and named after in Trabzon Turkey, where the historic Black Sea Pontian Greek community dwelled for thousands of years.

All are welcome to attend the weekend long events.

253 Marshall Hill Road West Milford,
NJ 07480

Mailing Address:
PO Box 5232
Astoria, NY 11105

Tel: 646-246-4455 (Helen Kyrillidis) & 917-488-0507 (Haralambos Vasiliadis)