Archbishop Daniel Visits Students During Great Lent

DES PLAINES, IL [DOM] – On Friday, March 29, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of Chicago and the Midwest visited the students of Guardian Angel Orthodox Day School in Des Plaines, IL. The Pre-K through eighth grade school gathers children from the various Orthodox jurisdictions from the Chicagoland, including the Orthodox Church in America, providing an Orthodox environment and education to those enrolled.

The Archbishop was greeted by Protopresbyter John Rallis, the founder and spiritual advisor of the school, and by Mrs. Maria Kroll, Principal. The Archbishop was accompanied by Priest Alexander Koranda, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago, and Reader Justinian Tatooles.

During the visit, His Eminence visited each grade and offered them words of encouragement during the Lenten season. The Archbishop also distributed icon cards of St. Tikhon of Moscow to the children in honor of the 121st anniversary of the consecration of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

After visiting each class, His Eminence met with the school administration to discuss the various projects the school is undertaking along with other topics of mutual interest.


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