Melinda Johnson is the author of Letters to Saint Lydia and The Other Side of the Bonfire, and an avid supporter of the Orthodox writing community. Melinda earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, with minors in Education and Journalism, from the University of Richmond, and a Master of Arts in English Literature from The College of William and Mary. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
Are you traveling with OCN to the Holy Land in March? Do you wish you could? This year, we will be offering a special “virtual Pilgrimage” on our website to help you travel in spirit with the pilgrims who will be walking in the footsteps of Christ.
For the next four weeks, we will be sharing videos, interviews, and blogs about the Holy Land to help you prepare for the journey. Then, when the OCN Pilgrimage arrives in the Holy Land, members of the group will be sending us photos, blogs, and other special coverage so that we can travel along with them, see what they are seeing, hear what they are hearing, and draw near to the sacred places and experiences they will be encountering through every day of their journey.
The pilgrims will also be joined by a video team who will gather material throughout the week for a beautiful DVD, which will be produced and released following their return to the United States.
We hope you will join us on our “virtual Pilgrimage” here on the site. Check back each day to see what’s new. We invite you to use the comment feature to share your thoughts as you journey with us.