Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/ 60 Send us your news! http://domoca.org/news_130422_1.html Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:29:24 -0400 <p>Deaneries and parishes of the Midwest Diocese are always invited to send news of their ministries, activities, photos and events for posting on our diocesan web site.&nbsp; Please send all resources directly to <a href="mailto:tocmed@hotmail.com">tocmed@hotmail.com</a> for posting.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_130422_1.html Dates for consecration, enthronement of Bishop-elect Paul [Gassios] announced http://domoca.org/news_141024_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2014/2014-1023-syosset.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> On Thursday, October 23, 2014, the closing day of the Holy Synod of Bishops&rsquo; fall session, it was announced that the consecration and enthronement of Archimandrite Paul [Gassios] as Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 26 and 27, in Chicago.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_141024_1.html Diocesan Chancellor addresses clergy 2015 cost of living adjustment http://domoca.org/news_141023_1.html Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> In a letter to parish rectors and parish councils dated October 23, 2014, Archpriest John Zdinak, Chancellor of the Diocese of the Midwest, provides information with regard to the 2015 cost of living adjustment for diocesan priests.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_141023_1.html Holy Synod elects Igumen Paul [Gassios] http://domoca.org/news_141021_1.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2014/2014-1021-election-cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=84&percent=100"><p>SYOSSET, NY [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 <em>--</em> the opening day of the fall session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America <em>--</em> Igumen Paul [Gassios] was canonically elected to the vacant Episcopal See of Chicago and the Midwest.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_141021_1.html Archpriest Paul Gassios tonsured to monastic rank http://domoca.org/news_141020_3.html Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2014/2014-1021-perrysville.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>PERRYSVILLE, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> With the blessings of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and His Eminence, Metropolitan Savas of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Pittsburgh, Archpriest Paul Gassios professed monastic vows and was tonsured to the rank of riassaphor monk at Saint Gregory Palamas Monastery here on Monday October 20, 2014.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_141020_3.html Chicago cathedral to mark 20th Anniversary of the Glorification of St. John Kochurov October 30-November 2 http://domoca.org/news_141020_2.html Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The 20th Anniversary of the Glorification of Saint John Kochurov of Chicago will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 North Leavitt Street, Chicago Thursday, October 30 through Sunday, November 2, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_141020_2.html Holy Trinity Parish, Parma, OH honors choir director's 40 years of service http://domoca.org/news_141020_1.html Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-1005-parma.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>PARMA, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> On Sunday, October 5, 2014, the clergy and faithful of Holy Trinity Parish here honored Michael Pilat and his wife, Lois, for their 40 years of continued choral ministry in the parish.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_141020_1.html Minutes of Diocesan Assemblies, Council now available http://domoca.org/news_141016_1.html Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2014/2014-assembly.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Minutes of the Special and the 53rd Diocesan Assemblies, held at Archangel Michael Church, Broadview Heights, OH on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, are now available on the Midwest Diocese's web site at www.domoca.org.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_141016_1.html Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St. Anna to visit Detroit's Holy Trinity Church http://domoca.org/news_141015_1.html Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-1129-detroit.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=79&percent=100"><p>DETROIT, MI [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The Myrrh-Streaming Icon of Saint Anna, the Mother of the Holy Virgin Mary, enshrined at Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery, South Canaan, PA, will visit Holy Trinity Church, 20500 Anglin St., on the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving Day, November 29 and 30, 2014.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_141015_1.html Midwest Diocesan Assembly nominates Archpriest Paul Gassios for vacant Chicago See http://domoca.org/news_141007_1.html Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2014/2014-0619-gassios-tn.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> One hundred and three clergy and lay delegates representing parishes throughout the Orthodox Church in America's Diocese of the Midwest gathered at Archangel Michael Church here on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, for a special Assembly at which Archpriest Paul Gassios was nominated to fill the vacant See of Chicago and the Midwest.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_141007_1.html Midwest clergy wives' retreat October 10-12 http://domoca.org/news_140917_1.html Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>RIVES JUNCTION, MI [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The 27th annual Midwest clergy wives' retreat will be held at the Holy Dormition Monastery, nestled in the beautiful countryside of Rives Junction, MI, October 10-12, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140917_1.html Regular, special Diocesan Assemblies to convene Tuesday, October 7, 2014 http://domoca.org/news_140820_1.html Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2014/2014-0820-broadviewheights.jpg&archive=0&final_h=52&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The 53rd Assembly of the Diocese of the Midwest will be held at Archangel Michael Church here on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.&nbsp; Immediately preceding the Assembly, a Special Diocesan Assembly will be held for the sole purpose of nominating a candidate for the vacant See of Chicago and the Midwest.&nbsp; The name of the nominee will be presented to the Holy Synod of Bishops for canonical election.&nbsp; This Special Assembly will be followed by the regular Assembly, during which the business of an annual Diocesan Assembly meeting will be addressed.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140820_1.html In Memoriam: Reader George E. Walko http://domoca.org/news_140915_1.html Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Reader George E. Walko, 92, a member of Saint Andrew Church here and former Mayor of Bedford, OH, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, August 30, 2014.&nbsp; A World War II Army veteran and union carpenter, George chanted at liturgical services, made crosses which he gave to bishops, priests, deacons and laity all over the world, and was a personal friend of thousands of people, according to Archpriest Emilian Hutnyan, Rector of Saint Andrew Church.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140915_1.html Taco Festival at Chicago's Christ the Savior Church, September 27 http://domoca.org/news_140911_4.html Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0927-lasalle2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The faithful of Christ the Savior Church invite all to join them for the "Festival of Hope," their second annual Missions Fundraiser, as they once again transform the church courtyard into a Mexican Taqueria!&amp;nbps; Enjoy homemade taqueria-style carne asada and spicy chicken tacos, made using traditional recipes.&amp;nbps; Proceeds to benifit the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140911_4.html Lima, Ohio site of St. Moses the Black Brotherhood annual conference October 3-5 http://domoca.org/news_140911_2.html Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>LIMA, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> To promote cultural understanding, Christian unity, and informed dialogue among blacks and whites in Lima, Saint Stephen Church will be the site of this year's Ancient Christianity Conference October 3-5, 2014.&nbsp; The conference is sponsored by the Brotherhood of Saint Moses the Black, a nationwide organization of African American Orthodox Christian leaders.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140911_2.html "An evening with our authors" at Chicago's Christ the Savior Church, October 1 http://domoca.org/news_140911_3.html Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Join Angela Doll Carlson, author of <em>Nearly Orthodox: On Being a Modern Woman in an Ancient Tradition,</em> and Paul Kuritz, author of <em>Theater and Film: A Christian Perspective,</em> of Christ the Savior Parish for a celebration and discussion of their works.&nbsp; Questions and guests welcome.&nbsp; Wine and light appetizers will be served.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140911_3.html Detroit area parishes to sponsor concert to aid needy in Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine http://domoca.org/news_140911_1.html Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>DETROIT, MI [COCC] <em>--</em> The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit [COCC] will sponsor its fourth annual benefit convert at Saint Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 21931 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140911_1.html Priest runs marathon for parish expansion project http://domoca.org/news_140908_2.html Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>COLUMBUS, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Priest Matthew Moriak, Rector of Saint Gregory of Nyssa Church here, will be a running in the US Air Force Marathon in Dayton, OH on Saturday, September 20, 2014.&nbsp; He will be running the full 26.2 mile marathon in memory of his mother, Pani Jeannette Moriak, who fell asleep in the Lord over 17 years ago after battling leukemia.&nbsp; He is also running to help raise funds for the Saint Gregory's parish expansion project.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140908_2.html Chicago Cathedral seeks vendors for September 27-28 art fair http://domoca.org/news_140908_1.html Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0927-chicago-tn.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=60&percent=100"><p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Holy Trinity Cathedral is seeking artisans, bakers and other vendors to participate in an Arts and Crafts Fair in the parish parking lot adjacent to the cathedral at 1121 North Leavitt Street, Chicago.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140908_1.html Midwest Diocese concludes first Catechist and Diaconal Vocations Conference http://domoca.org/news_140827_2.html Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0808-detroit.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>DETROIT, MI [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Saint Andrew's House, Detroit, MI, was the site of the first annual Catechist and Diaconal Vocations Conference of the Orthodox Church in America's Diocese of the Midwest August 8-9, 2014.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140827_2.html FOCUS helps bring calm, understanding to Ferguson, MO http://domoca.org/news_140827_1.html Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>FERGUSON, MO [FOCUS-NA] <em>--</em> FOCUS has been featured on multiple TV stations in Ferguson, MO, where its St. Louis Center and FOCUS Director, Eric Shanburn, have been working to embody the "U" in FOCUS, which stands for "United" and "Understanding."</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140827_1.html "SOS!" September is Support Our Seminarians Month! http://domoca.org/news_140826_1.html Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2014/2014-sos.jpg&archive=0&final_h=49&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> In a letter dated August 26, 2014, Archpriest Paul Gassios, Administrator of the Diocese of the Midwest, calls upon the faithful to rally in support of the growing number of diocesan seminarians <em>--</em> many of whom are married with children <em>--</em> during the month of September, which has been designated by the Diocesan Council as "Support Our Seminarians Month."</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140826_1.html Detroit's SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral hit by flood http://domoca.org/news_140819_3.html Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>DETROIT, MI [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral here, Michigan's oldest Orthodox Christian parish, was hit hard during the torrential rains that left Detroit under six inches of water at the beginning of the second week of August 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140819_3.html In Memoriam: Protodeacon Edward J. Reta http://domoca.org/news_140819_1.html Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>PARMA, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Protodeacon Edward John Reta of Holy Trinity Church here fell asleep in the Lord on August 14, 2014 at the age of 91.&nbsp; Protodeacon Edward was a native of Cleveland, OH.&nbsp; Prior to his ordination to the diaconate at the age of 74, Protodeacon Edward served as a lieutenant in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War.&nbsp; A graduate of Case University and a retiree of GATX, he was a founding member of Holy Trinity Church, where he was involved in almost every aspect of parish life during the past 50 years.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140819_1.html Chicago Synergy announces annual Symposium October 18 http://domoca.org/news_140819_4.html Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Chicago's Orthodox Christian Synergy will hold its annual Symposium at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 5701 North Redwood Drive, Chicago on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140819_4.html Midwest Diocesan priest helps pull together to support St. Tikhon’s Seminary married student housing http://domoca.org/news_140812_1.html Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications/MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> In an effort to raise funds for the Saint Tikhon's Seminary Married Student Housing Project, Father Joseph McCartney of Archangel Michael Church, Broadview Heights, OH [STOTS Class of 2010] is planning to run a half marathon in October 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140812_1.html Diocesan Chancellor visits Holy Myrrhbearers Chapel, St. Cloud, MN http://domoca.org/news_140804_3.html Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2014/2014-0709-stcloud.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>ST. CLOUD, MN [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Archpriest John Zdinak, Chancellor of the Diocese of the Midwest, and Archpriest Paul Wesche, Dean of the Minneapolis Deanery, visited Holy Myrrhbearers Chapel here on July 9, 2014.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140804_3.html Chicago's Christ the Savior parish marches for peace in "Little Village" http://domoca.org/news_140804_2.html Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0725-chicago9.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> On Friday, July 25, 2014, members of Christ the Savior Church here joined community organizations and neighborhood residents in the city's Little Village neighborhood to promote peace at a time when rates of violence in the Chicago are rising.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140804_2.html A joint ministry, from South Carolina to Wisconsin! http://domoca.org/news_140804_1.html Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0630-kenosha.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>KENOSHA, WI [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Recently, a team of parishioners from the Nativity of the Theotokos Church, Charlotte, SC, made the 825-mile trek to Kenosha, WI, where they helped build an entrance ramp at Saint Nicholas Church.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140804_1.html Chicago faithful to participate in Little Village Peace Walk July 25 http://domoca.org/news_140723_1.html Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Members of Christ the Savior Church here will participate in a Peace Walk in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood on Friday, July 25, 2014.&nbsp; "They will join community organizations and neighborhood residents in Little Village to promote peace at a time when rates of violence in the Chicago are high," says Kathryn Bocanegra.&nbsp; "A similar peace walk took place the Friday before Memorial Day weekend and there were no shootings in Little Village that weekend."</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140723_1.html Small Parish Forum attracts diverse group from US and Canada http://domoca.org/news_140722_1.html Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0710-byesville11.jpg&archive=0&final_h=49&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>BYESVILLE, OH [MW Diocese Communications/Ann Marie Mecera] <em>--</em> The first-ever Small Parish Forum was at Christ the Savior Church here July 10-12, 2014.&nbsp; It was co-hosted by the Diocese of the Midwest and the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140722_1.html Parish Vacancies Announced http://domoca.org/news_140707_1.html Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Pastoral vacancies at Saint Nicholas Church, Joliet, IL and the Protection of the Virgin Mary Church, Merrillville, IN, were announced by Archpriest John Zdinak, Chancellor of the Diocese of the Midwest on Monday, July 7, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140707_1.html Registration opens for August 8-9 conference for catechists, diaconal vacations students http://domoca.org/news_140703_1.html Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>DETROIT, MI [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Registration is now open for the Diocese of the Midwest's first Catechist and Diaconal Vocations Conference slated to be held August 8-9, 2014 at Saint Andrew's House here.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140703_1.html Small Parish Forum agenda announced; reduced hotel rate expires June 26 http://domoca.org/news_140623_2.html Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>BYESVILLE, OH [DOWPA] <em>--</em> The agenda for the first Small Parish Forum, slated to be held at Christ the Savior Church here July 10-12, 2014, was announced recently by the forum's organizing committee.&nbsp; The agenda, which may be found on-line <a href="http://www.ocadwpa.org/spforumagenda1.html"><strong>here</strong></a>, lists the top speakers and subject matter experts and the themes for workshops for extensive discussion and opportunities to meet parish leaders facing similar challenges.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140623_2.html St. Tikhon's Seminary opens search for Director of Development http://domoca.org/news_140623_1.html Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications] <em>--</em> Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary here is now interviewing qualified people for the position of Director of Development.&nbsp; Those interested may send resume information to 178 St. Tikhon's Rd. Waymart, PA 18472.&nbsp; The job description reads as follows...</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140623_1.html Archpriest Paul Gassios appointed Diocesan Administrator http://domoca.org/news_140619_1.html Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2014/2014-0619-gassios-tn.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> At the meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America held at the OCA Chancery March 18-21, 2014, Archpriest Paul Gassios was appointed Administrator of the Diocese of Chicago and the Midwest.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140619_1.html In Memoriam: Dr. Richard West http://domoca.org/news_140605_1.html Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>AKRON, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Richard V. West, long time member of the Metropolitan Council and the Midwest Diocesan Council, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, June 1, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140605_1.html Konevets Quartet of St. Petersburg to sing concert in Redford June 12 http://domoca.org/news_140530_1.html Fri, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>REDFORD, MI [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The Konevets Quartet of St. Petersburg, Russia will sing a concert at Saint Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, 26375 W. Chicago Road, Redford, MI on Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140530_1.html Save the Date for Synergy's 20th Symposium October 18 http://domoca.org/news_140522_2.html Thu, 22 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The 20th Annual Symposium sponsored by Orthodox Christian Synergy will be held at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 5701 North Redwood Dr., Chicago, on Saturday, October 18, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140522_2.html St. Tikhon's Seminary to host continuing education symposium June 17-19 http://domoca.org/news_140522_1.html Thu, 22 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS] <em>--</em> Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary here will host its annual Continuing Clergy Education Symposium June 17-19, 2014.&nbsp; This is the second year that the school will provide this symposium to enable OCA priests and deacons to fulfill their annual 20 hours of continuing education studies mandated by the Holy Synod of Bishops.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140522_1.html Registration opens for Small Parish Forum July 10-12 http://domoca.org/news_140515_2.html Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>BYESVILLE, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Registration is now open for the Small Parish Forum at Christ the Savior Church here July 10-12, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140515_2.html Diocesan Diaconal Vocations and Catechist Program offers summer language classes http://domoca.org/news_140515_1.html Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The Diaconal Vocations and Lay Catechist Program of the Diocese of the Midwest will be offering several language classes this summer.&nbsp; All are welcome to enroll.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140515_1.html PaTRAM Institute summer choral master class announced http://domoca.org/news_140505_1.html Mon, 05 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0630-southcannan1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>SOUTH CANAAN, PA [PaTRAM Institute] <em>--</em> A mixed choir and conductor's class titled "Ancient Spirituality, Living Voices" will be offered by the Patriarch Tikhon Russian American Institute [PaTRAM] at Saint Tikhon's Monastery and Seminary here June 30-July 3, 2014.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140505_1.html Ohio OCFs to host Orthodox missionary to Albania http://domoca.org/news_140501_1.html Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>OBERLIN, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Nathan Hoppe, long-term Orthodox Christian missionary in Albania, will deliver a presentation titled "Rethinking Mission: The Call to Conversion in the Context of Diversity and Tolerance" at Wilder Hall, Room 101, on the campus of Oberlin College here on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.&nbsp; The presentation is being sponsored by the Oberlin College Orthodox Christian Fellowship.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140501_1.html Minneapolis Cathedral's Annual St. Alexis (Toth) Lecture to be presented May 6, 2014 http://domoca.org/news_140430_1.html Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The 2014 Annual Saint Alexis (Toth) Lecture will take place at the historic Saint Mary's Cathedral in northeast Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:15 p.m.&nbsp; The speaker will be Archimandrite Luke, Abbot of Holy Trinity Orthodox Monastery and Seminary, Jordanville, NY.&nbsp; A reception will follow in the parish center.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140430_1.html Wonderworking Icon of Saint Anna to visit Chicago's Christ the Savior Church May 2-4 http://domoca.org/news_140414_1.html Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0503-chicago.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The Wonderworking Icon of Saint Anna, currently enshrined at Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery, South Canaan, PA, will visit Christ the Savior Church, 927 North LaSalle, Chicago, from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4, 2014.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140414_1.html Chicago's Orthodox Coalition for Healthy Youth receives national award http://domoca.org/news_140406_2.html Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0205-occhy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>WASHINGTON, DC [OCCHY-Chicago] <em>--</em> At an elaborate ceremony at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's [CADCA] National Leadership Forum, held at Maryland's National Harbor Gaylord Convention Center February 5, 2014, Chicago's Orthodox Christian Coalition for Healthy Youth [OCCHY] was awarded a Graduate Certificate of Completion from the CADCA National Coalition Academy.&nbsp; OCCHY was among 87 graduating coalitions from across the US to achieve this certification.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140406_2.html Bishop Alexander visits Holy Apostles Church, Bloomington-Normal, IL http://domoca.org/news_140406_1.html Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2014/2014-0329-normal4.jpg&archive=0&final_h=36&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> His Grace, Bishop Alexander, made his first archpastoral visit to the faithful of Holy Apostles Church here on the last weekend of March 2014.&nbsp; Priest Danial Doss, Acting Priest-in-Charge, welcomed Bishop Alexander as he arrived at the church, accompanied by Protodeacon Robert Northrup.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140406_1.html Small Parish Forum to be held in Ohio July 10-12 http://domoca.org/news_140403_1.html Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>BYESVILLE, OH [OCA] <em>--</em> The Diocese of the Midwest and The Diocese of Western Pennsylvania will host a Small Parish Forum at Christ the Savior Church here July 10-12, 2014.&nbsp; Titled "Help, Hope, Stability and Identity," the forum will cater to the numerous "small" parishes in the two dioceses.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140403_1.html Conference for catechists, diaconal vocations students, to be held in Detroit August 8-9 http://domoca.org/news_140318_1.html Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>DETROIT, MI [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> A conference for catechists, Diaconal Vocations program students, and those interested in furthering their understanding of the Orthodox Christian faith will be sponsored by the Diocese of the Midwest at Saint Andrew's House here August 8-9, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140318_1.html Bishop Alexander to lecture at Ohio's Lourdes University March 23 http://domoca.org/news_140317_1.html Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>SYLVANIA, OH [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> His Grace, Bishop Alexander, will deliver the 32nd Ecumenical Lecture at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University here at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140317_1.html The Great Kanon: A Blessed Opportunity http://domoca.org/news_140306_1.html Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>During the first week of Great Lent, we gather to celebrate the Great Penitential Kanon of Saint Andrew of Crete<em>--</em>a blessed opportunity to enter the Lenten atmosphere of the Church with openness and humility, both of which are pre-conditions for true repentance.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140306_1.html IOCC Chicago-area Grand Banquet, Silent Auction to be held March 20 http://domoca.org/news_140304_1.html Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>CHICAGO, IL [IOCC] <em>--</em> The annual International Orthodox Christian Charities' Pan-Orthodox Grand Banquet and Silent Auction will be held at the Rosewood Restaurant and Banquets, 9421 West Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL on Thursday, March 20, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140304_1.html Chicago area Pan-Orthodox Vespers to be celebrated March 9 http://domoca.org/news_140226_1.html Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> His Grace, Bishop Anthony of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America will be the guest homilist at the celebration of Pan-Orthodox Vespers on Sunday, March 9, 2014, marking the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" <em>--</em> the first Sunday of Great Lent.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140226_1.html St. Nicholas Church, Lawrence, KS looking to build http://domoca.org/news_140219_1.html Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0219-lawrence5.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>LAWRENCE, KS [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Formed in September 2002 as Saint Sophia Orthodox Church, Saint Nicholas of Myra Church here was received into the Diocese of the Midwest of the Orthodox Church in America in 2009.&nbsp; Served by Priest Joshua Lollar since June 2011, the community is one of several receiving Church Planting Grants through the OCA Department of Evangelization.&nbsp; The parish has made steady growth and the faithful are in the process of constructing a chapel to accommodate the growing number of faithful.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140219_1.html Detroit area parishes to celebrate Sunday of Orthodoxy at St. Lazarus Cathedral March 9 http://domoca.org/news_140217_1.html Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>DETROIT, MI [COCC] <em>--</em> The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit [COCC] will observe the Sunday of Orthodoxy with the celebration of Vespers at Saint Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Ravanica, 4575 E. Outer Drive, Detroit at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014.&nbsp; Archpriest Roman Star, pastor of Saint Innocent of Irkutsk Church, Redford, MI, will preside.&nbsp; Father Roman serves as president of the Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of Saint John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit and spiritual advisor to the COCC.&nbsp; The homilist will be Archpriest George Shalhoub, pastor of the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of Saint Mary, Livonia, MI.&nbsp; The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit, directed by Matushka Vickie Kopistiansky, will sing the responses.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140217_1.html Altar Server Guide reprinted, now available for purchase http://domoca.org/news_140214_3.html Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0214-minneapolis-tn.jpg&archive=0&final_h=49&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Saint Mary's Cathedral here is pleased to announce that its publication, <em>An Altar Server's Guide to the Liturgies,</em> has been reprinted and is again available for purchase. The coil bound, 126-page book includes the texts of the Divine Liturgies of Saints John Chrysostom and Basil the Great and the Presanctified Liturgy of Saint Gregory Dialogos.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140214_3.html Chicago's Holy Trinity Cathedral to host children's retreat March 22 http://domoca.org/news_140214_2.html Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 North Leavitt St., Chicago, will host a Lenten retreat for children on Saturday, March 22, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140214_2.html Mission Team Chicago to hold benefit dinner February 27 http://domoca.org/news_140214_1.html Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> For the 17th consecutive year, Mission Team Chicago will host a fundraising dinner which this year will benefit the Orthodox Chrsitian Mission Center and mission in Guatemala on Thursday, February 27, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140214_1.html Chicago parish plans another event in Little Village neighborhood http://domoca.org/news_140204_3.html Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Faithful from Christ the Savior Church here are planning another family event in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood on Friday, March 21, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140204_3.html Diocesan member's plays featured on DCE web site http://domoca.org/news_140204_2.html Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0204-mentor-tn.jpg&archive=0&final_h=78&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>SYOSSET, NY [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Three plays tracing the lives of the Prophets Jonah, Daniel and Elijah, written by Shawn Cunningham of Saint Nicholas Church, Mentor, OH, are now available from the Department of Christian Education [DCE] of the Orthodox Church in America.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140204_2.html Holy Theophany Chapel, Williams Bay, WI hosts sister communities http://domoca.org/news_140204_1.html Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-0111-williamsbay.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>WILLIAMS BAY, WI [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The faithful of Holy Theophany Chapel here welcomed their sisters and brothers from Milwaukee's Saints Cyril and Methodius Church, Chicago/Hyde Park's Saint Makarios the Great Mission, and Chicago's Christ the Savior Church for the celebration of their patronal feastday and the Blessing of Lake Geneva on Saturday, January 11, 2014.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140204_1.html Chicago's 5th annual Sanctity of Life service, presentation Sunday, January 26 http://domoca.org/news_140121_2.html Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>ELMHURST, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The 5th annual Chicago Pan-Orthodox Sanctity of Life Prayer Service and Presentation will be held at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 893 Church Road, Elmhurst, IL at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140121_2.html Chicago Deanery Winter Camp to be held February 15-17 http://domoca.org/news_140121_1.html Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>EAST TROY, WI [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The annual winter camp for middle and junior-senior high students of the Chicago Deanery once again will be held at Hoffer Lodge, Edwards YMCA Camp, East Troy, WI from 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15 through 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140121_1.html October 2013 Diocesan Assembly minutes now available http://domoca.org/news_140116_2.html Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Minutes of the 52nd Assembly of the Diocese of the Midwest, held in Lansing, IL on October 8, 2013, are now available on the Midwest Diocese's web site, <a href="/files/53rd%20ASSEMBLY/2013-assembly-minutes.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140116_2.html Chicago area parents' breakfast forum on substance use/abuse http://domoca.org/news_140116_1.html Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>PALOS HEIGHTS, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> The Chicago area Orthodox Christian Coalition for Healthy Youth [OCCHY] will host a breakfast forum for parents at Saint Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church, 12307 South Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, IL from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_140116_1.html Seminarian Appeal Thank You http://domoca.org/news_131218_2.html Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500 <p>The Diocesan Council wishes to thank all parishes, parishioners, and organizations that donated to the 2013 Support our Seminarians (SOS) Appeal.&nbsp; While the appeal kicked off in August, donations continued to come in through December.&nbsp; Nearly $21,000 has been collected.&nbsp; Your generosity allows seminarians to meet the costs of seminary in order to serve in multiple capacities.&nbsp; Thank you!&nbsp; May God bless you!</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_131218_2.html In Memoriam: The Fourth Anniversary of the Repose of Archbishop Job http://domoca.org/news_131218_1.html Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2013/2013-1218-abpjob2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=72&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] <em>--</em> Wednesday, December 18, 2013, marks the fourth anniversary of the repose of His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Chicago and the Midwest.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_131218_1.html Bishop Alexander visits Kansas, Missouri parishes and missions http://domoca.org/news_131217_1.html Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2013/2013-1207-kansas4.jpg&archive=0&final_h=61&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>OVERLAND PARK, KS <em>--</em> His Grace Bishop Alexander, <em>locum tenens</em> of the Diocese of the Midwest, OCA (Orthodox Church in America), visited the southland for an action-packed weekend December 5 - 9.&nbsp; His first stop was <a href="http://www.saintnicholaschurch.net/">St Nicholas Orthodox Church</a> in Lawrence, KS, where an over-flowing crowd of parishioners and well-wishers joined His Grace in celebrating the mission's feast day.&nbsp; The mission recently purchased a beautiful property, including a sprawling home which is being transformed to include a beautiful liturgical space and plenty of room for parish gatherings and community outreach (OCF, a local homeschooling group).</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_131217_1.html Minneapolis Cathedral Choir presents Festival of Hymns and Readings http://domoca.org/news_131216_2.html Mon, 16 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2013/2013-1207-minneapolis.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Members of Saint Mary's Cathedral Choir, Minneapolis, MN, presented a dynamic and dramatic Advent Festival of Hymns and Readings on Saturday evening, December 7, 2013.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_131216_2.html Chicago parish partners with community to provide Thanksgiving Day dinner http://domoca.org/news_131216_1.html Mon, 16 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2013/2013-1127-chicago.jpg&archive=0&final_h=40&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 <em>--</em> the eve of Thanksgiving Day <em>--</em> Father John Baker and a group of faithful from Christ the Savior Parish, Chicago IL, gathered at the parish hall of Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church in the Little Village neighborhood to serve a Thanksgiving day dinner to 120 residents of the neighborhood, many of whom had lost loved ones to the gang violence that plagues the area.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_131216_1.html FORTIETH DAY MEMORIAL TO BE HELD IN ALL PARISHES http://domoca.org/news_100113_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial,sans-serif; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 13px;" class="Apple-style-span">CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - In a letter sent today to all clergy and parishes diocesan Chancellor, Archpriest John Zdinak announced plans for the celebration of the 40th day of the late Archbishop Job's falling asleep.<br /></span> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_100113_1.html MINNEAPOLIS DEANERY HOSTS 11TH ANNUAL SEMINARIAN FUND-RAISER http://domoca.org/news_100111_2.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <font color="#800080" style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Communications] - On Sunday, January 10, the 11th annual Minneapolis Deanery fund-raising dinner in support of diocesan seminarians took place in Northeast Minneapolis. <br /></font> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_100111_2.html DIOCESE ANNOUNCES ARCHBISHOP JOB MEMORIAL MISSION TRIP http://domoca.org/news_100107_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 ROCHESTER HILLS, MI [MW Communications] - As a tribute to the newly departed Archbishop Job Mrs. Ruth Yavornitzky of St. Mark Church here has taken to organising a memorial mission trip to Project Mexico during the summer of 2011.  Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_100107_1.html MEMORY ETERNAL: HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP JOB http://domoca.org/news_091218_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - His Eminence JOB, Archbishop of Chicago and the Midwest unexpectedly fell asleep in the Lord today at 11.25am in Maumee, Ohio. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_091218_1.html MEMORY ETERNAL: RESA ELLISON http://domoca.org/news_100103_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW / OCA Communications] -- Resa Ellison, choir director at Saint Mary Cathedral here, fell asleep in the Lord on the afternoon of Sunday, January 3, 2010 after a two month illness. <br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_100103_1.html DIOCESAN PARISH HEALTH MINISTRY PARTNERS WITH OCA DEPARTMENTS FOR PARISH MINISTRIES CONFERENCE IN CLEVELAND JUNE 27-30, 2010 http://domoca.org/news_091215_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CLEVELAND, OH [OCA] -- &quot;Equipping the Saints&quot; will be the theme of a parish ministries conference to be hosted by three Orthodox Church in America departments and the Diocese of the Midwest's Parish Health Ministry on the campus of Baldwin-Wallace College, just minutes from the Cleveland airport, June 27-30, 2010.<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_091215_1.html DIOCESAN COUNCIL MEETS, MAKES INITIAL PREPARATIONS FOR EPISCOPAL SELECTION IN 2011 http://domoca.org/news_091207_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - The Diocesan Council met at Archangel Michael Church in Burbank IL, a southwestern suburb of Chicago, on Tuesday, December 1st for the last of its 2009 semi-annual meetings. Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_091207_1.html PRAYERS REQUESTED AND FUND SET UP FOR CHOIR DIRECTOR OF MINNEAPOLIS' SAINT MARY CATHEDRAL http://domoca.org/news_091119_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Communications] - On Wednesday Nov. 4, Resa Ellison, choir director at St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, sang at Vespers but was beginning to feel sick. The next day she went to the doctor and was diagnosed with probable H1N1.  Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_091119_1.html ARCHBISHOP JOB AND CHICAGO HIERARCHS SERVE PANAKHIDA FOR PATRIARCH PAVLE http://domoca.org/news_091118_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - On Tuesday, November 18 and at the invitation and request of His Eminence, Metropolitan Christopher of the Serbian Church of North and South America, His Eminence, Archbishop Job served a Panakhida Service for the for the repose of the soul of Patriarch Pavle of Serbia at Holy Resurrection Cathedral here. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_091118_1.html SAINT NICHOLAS IN KENOSHA PROVIDES ALTERNATIVE HALLOWEEN http://domoca.org/news_091102_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 KENOSHA, WI [MW Communications] - Several young families with children gathered at St. Nicholas in Kenosha for Great Vespers on the evening of Saturday, October 31st to have a family-friendly alternative to the increasingly ghoulish festivities of All Hallows Eve.<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_091102_1.html CHRIST THE SAVIOR CHICAGO HOLDS CLOTHING DRIVE FOR HOMELESS http://domoca.org/news_091002_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - Committed to helping those who are in need, the faithful of our parish held a clothing drive during the month of September for Pacific Garden Mission, a local homeless shelter. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_091002_1.html DIOCESAN STRATEGIC VISION PROGESS POSTED http://domoca.org/news_090916_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - At the 2008 Diocesan Assembly the importance of building a strong clear vision for the future of our Diocese was discussed. At it's January meeting the Diocesan Council picked up on that conversation and decided to proceed to begin building that vision.  Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090916_1.html SEVEN PARISHES RECEIVE PARISH HEALTH GRANTS http://domoca.org/news_090831_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - Archbishop JOB announced today the recipients of the Diocese’ Parish Health Grants for 2009. Seven parishes from the Deaneries will receive cash grants totaling just over $12000 for important projects that will impact the vibrancy of their parish life and in many cases the life of the entire diocese as well.<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090831_1.html SHADOWS OF THE MOTHERLAND: RUSSIAN ORTHODOXY IN DOWNSTATE ILLINOIS http://domoca.org/news_090825_2.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 STRETOR, IL [Illinois Times] - The trained eye rarely misses them: three-barred crosses and primitive, colorful icons, occasionally spotted in roadside cemeteries and out-of-the-way chapels from Chicago to Carbondale. <br /><br />Click <a href="http://illinoistimes.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A10692">here</a> to read more<br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090825_2.html ST MARY'S CORNUCOPIA CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY http://domoca.org/news_090825_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CORNUCOPIA, WI [MW Communications] - St Mary Orthodox Church in Cornucopia, Wisconsin has celebrated this summer its Centennial Anniversary through a number of events. Since the exact founding date of the parish is not clear the faithful have dedicated the entire summer to celebrating this most momentous event. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090825_1.html NEW CHICAGOLAND MALE CHOIR TO PRODUCE PARAKLISIS CD http://domoca.org/news_090821_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <div style="text-align: left;">CHICAGO, IL (MW Communications - In early summer of 2007 during the darkest days of the OCA Crisis, Archbishop Job undertook a personal project - the musical arrangement of the Paraklisis (supplicatory canon to the Most-holy Theotokos) in four-part harmony, employing the Carpatho-Rusyn Sacred Chant (Cerkovnoje Prostopinije). <br /> </div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090821_1.html UNIQUE MINISTRY OF URBAN PARISHES EXPLORED AT MIDWEST DIOCESAN SUMMIT http://domoca.org/news_090730_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CLEVELAND, OH [MW Communications] - The unique ministry of parishes in urban settings was the topic of a summit hosted by the Diocese of the Midwest at Saint Theodosius Cathedral here and Archangel Michael Church, Broadview Heights, OH July 16-17, 2009.<br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090730_1.html METROPOLITAN JONAH, ARCHBISHOP JOB VISIT SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH, WHEATON, ILLINOIS http://domoca.org/news_090728_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 WHEATON, IL [MW Communications] -- On Saturday, July 25, 2009, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, accompanied by His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Chicago, joined the clergy and faithful of Saint Joseph Church here for the celebration of Great Vespers for the seventh Sunday of Pentecost and the Feast of Saint Jacob Netsvetov. Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090728_1.html DIOCESAN SEMINARIAN LEADS IOCC TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS http://domoca.org/news_090709_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 NEW ORLEANS, LA [MW Communications] - From June 28 - July 3, Father Joel Weir led and IOCC &quot;Volunteer in the Gulf&quot; group to New Orleans to assist in building homes for those persons affected by Hurricane Katrina. Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090709_1.html ROCHESTER HILLS YOUTH JOURNEY TO PROJECT MEXICO http://domoca.org/news_090707_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 TIJUANA, MEXICO [MW Communications] - By God’s grace, St. Mark Church, Rochester Hills, MI sent its first Mission Team to Project Mexico on June 23-30, 2009. Ninety five adults, college students, and high school students from across the U.S. descended on St. Innocent Orphanage that week. Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090707_1.html ARCHIMANDRITE MELCHIZEDEK CONSECRATED BISHOP OF PITTSBURGH http://domoca.org/news_090706_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 PITTSBURGH, PA [MW Communications] - Archimandrite Melchizedek (Pleska), a native of the Diocese of the Midwest, was consecrated as Bishop of Pittsburgh and the Diocese of Western Pennsylvania on June 20 at St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Allison Park PA. Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090706_1.html DIOCESAN SUMMER CAMPING SEASON OPENS JUNE 27 http://domoca.org/news_090625_2.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - Children and teens from parishes across the Diocese of the Midwest will experience the joys of summer camp in the coming weeks.<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090625_2.html SAINT JOHN OF KRONSTADT CHOIR PARTICIPATS IN 'GATES OF REPENTANCE' CONCERT http://domoca.org/news_090625_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <br />LINCOLN, NE [MW Communications] - St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church of Lincoln, Nebraska recently had the opportunity to participate in an ecumenical concert with parishes from the local Roman Catholic diocese for the fourth year in a row. This event, called “Gates of Repentance,” first came together in March of 2006 when University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) student and Roman Catholic church musician Dr. Jennifer Donelson approached the local Roman Catholic and Orthodox leaders with the idea. Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090625_1.html SUMMER OCF BEGINS AT ST JOSEPH'S WHEATON, IL http://domoca.org/news_090612_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 WHEATON, IL [MW Communications] - An initial gathering for college students and young adults was held at St. Joseph Church here on Thursday, June 11.<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090612_1.html METROPLITAN JONAH PARTICIPATES IN OCMC DEDICATION http://domoca.org/news_090526_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 St Augustine, FL (OCN / MW Communications) - St. Augustine, FL – His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH together with several hundred Orthodox Christian faithful from throughout the country and as far away as Albania and Romania were in St. Augustine, Florida this past Sunday for dedication of the new Archbishop Anastasios and Archbishop Demetrios Missionary Training and Administrative Building of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090526_1.html Holy Trinty Cathedral Welcomes Vocal Ensemble from St. Petersburg http://domoca.org/news_090520_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral welcomes LYRA, a vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM.  LYRA will present a concert of liturgical and folk music at the cathedral, located at 1121 N. Leavitt Street in Chicago.  <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090520_1.html Holy Trinity Catheral Hosts Lecture on Orthodoxy and Motherhood http://domoca.org/news_090518_3.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 Chicago, IL (MW Communications) - On Saturday May 9, Holy Trinity Cathedral hosted Mrs Molly Sabourin, author of <a href="http://closetohome.ning.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Close to Home: One Orthodox mother's quest for patience, peace, and perseverance</span></a>, for a lecture and discussion on her recent book. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090518_3.html Chicago Deanery Opens New Chapel http://domoca.org/news_090518_2.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 Lake Geneva, WI (MW Communications) -<br />With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Job, a chapel has been established at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to serve a growing number of faithful in the area and to be a place for worship for Orthodox Christians vacationing in the Lake Geneva area over the summer.<br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090518_2.html Archbishop Job Welcomes Metropolitan Jonah on First Visit to the Diocese http://domoca.org/news_090508_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <div style="text-align: justify;">MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Communications] - On Wednesday and Thursday, May 6/7, 2009, His Eminence, Archbishop Job and His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah presided at celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the repose of Saint Alexis (Toth) of Minneapolis and Wilkes-Barre. <br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090508_1.html St Joseph Church Celebrates Twenty Years http://domoca.org/news_090505_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 WHEATON, IL [MW Communications] - On Sunday, May 3, 2009, His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Chicago presided at the Divine Liturgy marking the 20th anniversary of St. Joseph Church, Wheaton, IL.<br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090505_1.html Church of Russia to host Metropolitan Jonah April 25-May 4 http://domoca.org/news_090425_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 SYOSSET, NY [OCA Communications] <em>--</em> At the invitation of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah will be the guest of the Church of Russia from April 25 through May 4, 2009. Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090425_1.html A Reflection on Easter and Ecology http://domoca.org/news_090421_2.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 If Christ is not risen from the dead, then it is indeed &quot;biodegradability&quot; which has the last word about our life. Consumer products today are often sold in wrappers or containers marked &quot;recyclable&quot; or &quot;biodegradable&quot;. Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090421_2.html Archpastoral Paschal Message of His Eminence, Archbishop Job http://domoca.org/news_090415_2.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 To the Esteemed Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful in the Diocese of the Midwest:<br /><br />Beloved in the Lord,<br /><br />Christ is Risen!<br /><br />It is a joy to greet all of you on this Feast of Feasts, the Great and Holy Pascha -- great, because it stands beyond time and space at the center of all things, of all that came before us and all that is yet to come; and holy, because by His ultimate victory, our most merciful Savior reveals the fullness of His holiness while making us holy, despite our sins and shortcomings, and leads us as partakers of His divine nature to His very Kingdom that, while yet to be fully revealed, is already fully present in the life of His Body, the Church!<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090415_2.html A Liturgical Explanation of Holy Week by Father Alexander Schmemann http://domoca.org/news_090417_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY <br /> Friday: The Cross <br />  From the light of Holy Thursday we enter into the darkness of Friday, the day of Christ's Passion, Death and Burial. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090417_1.html A Liturgical Explanation of Holy Week by Father Alexander Schmemann http://domoca.org/news_090414_4.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <span style="font-weight: bold;"> Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: The End </span><br /><br />These three days, which the Church calls Great and Holy have within the liturgical development of the Holy Week a very definite purpose. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090414_4.html Diocesan Seminarian Ordained to the Holy Diaconate http://domoca.org/news_090414_2.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CRESTWOOD, NY [SVS Communications] - Deacon Andrew Cuneo was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah during the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation at Three Hierarchs Chapel at St Vladimir's Semianary here. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090414_2.html St Vladimir's Seminary and OCA Diaconal Vocations Program announce third-annual summer liturgical practicum http://domoca.org/news_090414_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 CRESTWOOD, NY [SVS/OCA Communications] - Intense liturgical training is the focus of a 4-day program to be held June 14-17, 2009, on the campus of <a href="http://www.svots.edu">St. Vladimir’s Seminary</a>. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090414_1.html Music Downloads for Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday Now Available http://domoca.org/news_090409_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 Music downloads for Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday now available.<br /><a href="http://midwestdiocese.org/files/MUSIC%20PDF/Dismissal_Lenten_MinorHarmony.pdf">&nbsp;</a><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090409_1.html St Mary's Cathedral to Celebrate Anniversary of the Repose of St Alexis http://domoca.org/news_090403_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/St.-Alexis.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=200">Minneapolis, MN [OCA Communications] -<br />In May St Mary's Cathedral will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Repose of St Alexis (Toth). St Alexis is very dear to St Mary's, and of great significance to us and Orthodoxy in America as the pastor who guided this community into the Orthodox Church over one hundred years ago. <br /> </div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090403_1.html Follow news, events and schedule of the diocese on Twitter http://domoca.org/news_090324_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 Chicago, IL (MW Communications) - In an effort to communicate as best as possible with the faithful in the diocese the we have opened a Twitter page to which you can subscribe. Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090324_1.html Diocesan Clergy Convocation: Discerning and American Expression of Orthodoxy http://domoca.org/news_090320_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 Darien, IL. (MW Communications) - The annual Diocesan Clergy Convocation was held February 9 - 11, 2009 in suburban Chicago. The annual retreat provides an opprtunity for the clergy of the diocese to come together in fellowship and worship and to share their experiences while also talking about the health and future of the diocese. <br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090320_1.html Chicago Deanery Hosts Domestic Violence Workshop http://domoca.org/news_090317_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <div style="text-align: justify;"><br /> </div><div style="text-align: justify;">PALATINE, IL. [MW Communications] - On Saturday, February 24, 2009, sixteen representatives from five Chicago Deanery churches met at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Palatine, IL, for a four-hour workshop on preventing and responding to domestic violence. <br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090317_1.html Diocese Represented at First Annual Sophia Institute Conference http://domoca.org/news_090305_3.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 New York, NY [MW Communications] - Union Theological Seminary, New York City was the site for the first annual Sophia Institute One Day Academic Conference held December 5, 2008. The conference title was “Women in the Orthodox Church: Past Roles—Future Paradigms. Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090305_3.html Registration now open for National Young Adult Pilgrimage to Russia http://domoca.org/news_090121_2.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <div style="text-align: justify;">GARRISION, NY [GOA Young Adult Ministries] - Join other young adults from across the country in this unique spiritual and educational journey! Stroll down timeless roads and explore ancient locales of Russia , land of striking beauty, diversity, and magnificent capitals.  <br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090121_2.html 2009 Dzubay Scholarship Announced http://domoca.org/news_090121_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <div style="text-align: justify;">MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Communications] - On Sunday, December 21 at St Mary's Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, seminarian Nicholas Hubbard received a $5000 award from the Father John Dzubay Memorial Scholarship Committee for the 2009 academic year.<br /><br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_090121_1.html St Joseph's Raffles Church to Support Mission http://domoca.org/news_081230_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://domoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/headlines/closeup.JPG&archive=0&final_h=158&final_w=180&percent=200">WHEATON, IL (MW Communications) - On Sunday, December 28, 2008, the parish feastday of St. Joseph Church here, Church school students raffled a gingerbread replica of their parish church and three rectories in their efforts to raise funds to further the growth of the newly planted St. Makarius the Great Mission community on the campus of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park.<br /> <br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_081230_1.html Archpastoral Nativity Message of His Eminence, Archbishop JOB http://domoca.org/news_081224_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <div style="text-align: center;">December 25, 2008<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Nativity of the Lord<br />No. 221<br /><br />ARCHPASTORAL LETTER<br /></div><br />To the Esteemed Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful in the Diocese of the Midwest:<br /><br /><span style="font-style: italic;">&quot;And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit Whom He has given us. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God&quot; </span><br style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;">[1 John 3:24b-4:3a].</span><br /> <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_081224_1.html Minneaplis Cathedral Hosts Advent Retreat http://domoca.org/news_081218_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <font size="2" face="Arial">MINNEAPOLIS, MN  -  On a snowy St Nicholas Day, the annual St Mary's Cathedral Advent Retreat brought together over 50 people for a series of talks by Fr Thomas Soroka, pastor of St Nicholas Church in McKees Rocks, PA. </font> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_081218_1.html A Joyful Epistle http://domoca.org/news_081203_2.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0400 <div style="text-align: center;"> December 3, 2008<br />Prophet Zephaniah<br />#200<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">A JOYFUL EPISTLE<br /><br style="font-weight: bold;" /></span><span style="font-weight: bold;">to the venerable Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Diocese of the Midwest</span><br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-style: italic;">“Continue earnestly in prayer, being </span><br style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;">vigilant in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2)</span><br /></div><br />My Beloved in the Lord, <br /><br />Glory to Jesus Christ!<br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">It is the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day, and after a joyful and peaceful Divine Liturgy my thoughts, in a stress-free, joyous sense of calm, run to pondering on the drama of the last few weeks emanating from an extraordinary 15th All American Council. <br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_081203_2.html Blood Drive at Chicago's Christ the Savior Church, Feb. 4 http://domoca.org/news_120111_1.html Fri, 09 Mar 2012 12:11:39 -0500 <center><a href="/files/events/2012/2012-chicago-blooddrive.pdf">click to download the flyer (pdf format)<br /><img width="581" height="764" border="2" src="/images/events/2012/2012-chicago-blooddrive.jpg" alt="Blood Drive at Chicago's Christ the Savior Church, Feb. 4" /></a></center> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_120111_1.html New Gallery: 01-06-2012 Theophany at Holy Trinity Cathedral http://domoca.org/news_120112_3.html Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:13:30 -0400 On Thursday, January 6, 2012, His Grace Bishop Matthias, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest celebrated the Blessing of the Waters at Holy Trinity Cathedral.  Photos can be viewed <a href="http://www.midwestdiocese.org/photos/index.php?album=01-06-2012-theophany-at-the-cathedral">here.</a> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_120112_3.html New Gallery: 12-25-2011 Nativity Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Cathedral http://domoca.org/news_120112_2.html Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:37:59 -0500 On Sunday, December 25, 2011, His Grace Bishop Matthias, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest celebrated Nativity Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL.  Photos can be viewed <a href="http://www.midwestdiocese.org/photos/index.php?album=12-25-2011-nativity-day-at-trinity-cathedral">here.</a> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_120112_2.html New Gallery: 12-24-2011 Nativity Vigil at Holy Trinity Cathedral http://domoca.org/news_120112_1.html Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:37:59 -0500 On December 24, 2011, His Grace, Bishop Matthias, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest celebrated Nativity Vigil at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL.  Photos can be viewed <a href="http://www.midwestdiocese.org/photos/index.php?album=nativity-vigil-at-holy-trinity-cathedral-">here.</a> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_120112_1.html New Gallery Posted: 01.08 Archpastoral Visit to Archangel Michael Church, Burbank, IL http://domoca.org/news_120109_2.html Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:37:59 -0500 <p>On Sunday, January 8, His Grace, Matthias, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest, served the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Archangel Michael Church in Burbank, IL. Click <a href="/photos/index.php?album=01-08-archpastoral-visit-to-archangel-michael-church-burbank-il">here</a> to view a gallery from the service.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_120109_2.html 2012 http://domoca.org/news_121022_2.html Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:46:22 -0500 <p><a href="/files/ARCHPASTORAL%20LETTERS/101-PASCHA-MSG.pdf">Archpastoral Letter #101 - Pascha</a><br /><a href="/news_120601_1.html">Archpastoral letter - Pentecost</a><br /><a href="/files/ARCHPASTORAL%20LETTERS/147-ARCHPASTORAL-LETTER.pdf">Archpastoral Letter #147</a><br /><a href="/files/ARCHPASTORAL%20LETTERS/149-ARCHPASTORAL-LETTER.pdf">Archpastoral Letter #149</a></p> Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_121022_2.html February 3, 2012 - Pastoral Changes http://domoca.org/news_120213_1.html Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:53:11 -0400 The Very Reverend Archpriest Vladimir Berzonsky is released from his duties at Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH and granted Retirement, effective February 29, 2012. He is attached to Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH.&nbsp; <br /><br />The Very Reverend Archpriest Alexander Garkalvs is transferred from the omophorion of Metropolitan Jonah to the omophorion of Bishop Matthias of Chicago and attached to the Diocese of the Midwest. He is appointed Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH, effective March 1, 2012. Diocese of the Midwest http://domoca.org/news_120213_1.html