DES PLAINES, IL [DOM] – At the invitation of His Eminence Archbishop Peter of Mid-America (ROCOR), His Eminence Archbishop Paul joined his brother hierarch to celebrate the feast of the Three Hierarchs – St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom – for the Julian Calendar commemoration, Saturday, February 12.
The service was attended by clergy from various parts of the country, including Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan (ROCOR), and Archpriest Gregory Joyce, Secretary of the Diocese of Mid-America. Priest Alexander Koranda, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and Mr. Joseph Jenkins, Keleinik, accompanied Archbishop Paul for this joyous occasion.
Following the Great Entrance at the Divine Liturgy Archbishop Peter ordained Deacon Nikolai Lochmatow, cleric of the Protection of the Mother of God Cathedral and graduate of Holy Trinity Seminary, a priest.
This feast was also an opportunity for the alumni of Holy Trinity Seminary in the Mid-American diocese to come together to celebrate the feast of their school’s patrons. Following the Divine Liturgy a festive luncheon was held at a local restaurant.
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