Fr. Alexander Koranda

South Suburban Altar Feast Celebrated by Local Clergy

SUMMIT, IL [DOM Communications] – The patronal feast of St. Panteleimon Church, Summit, IL was celebrated on Tuesday, July 27, before the relics of the Great Martyr, that are permanently enshrined there. Priest Esteban Vázquez, Rector, presided over the divine services in honor of the parish patron. Fr. Esteban was joined by Priest Alexander Koranda, …

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Archbishop Tonsures Readers, and Ordains a Deacon at St. Luke Church

PALOS HEIGHTS, IL [DOM Communications] – On Sunday, July 25, the feast of the Righteous St. Anna, His Eminence Archbishop Paul presided over services at St. Luke Orthodox Church in Palos Heights, IL. Archbishop Paul was joined by, Archpriest Paul Jannakos, Chancellor, Rector, Archpriest Andrew Harrison, Archpriest Daniel Doss, Hieromonk Alexis ( Lisenko), and Protodeacon Andrew …

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Join Metropolitan Tikhon live to discuss the 20th All-American Council

SYOSSET, NY [OCA]   On Wednesday, July 28, at 7:00 PM ET, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will be hosted by Archpriest Thomas Soroka to discuss and formally announce the 20th All-American Council which will take place in Baltimore, MD on July 18-22, 2022.  His Beatitude will address various aspects of the All-American Council and will introduce the theme as approved by …

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Upcoming St. Macrina Conference Schedule Released

BURBANK,IL [DOM Communications] – The St. Macrina Orthodox Institute has released the schedule for their upcoming conference. As previously reported, the eighth annual St. Macrina Conference will be held at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, Milwaukee, WI August 6-7, 2021. The Conference will run from 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6 and close in the …

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National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference

CRESTWOOD, NY [SVS] – Saint Vladimir’s Seminary is partnering with the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative once again for the 5th Annual National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference. We are delighted to bring together emerging and seasoned leaders—clergy and laity, men and women, younger and older—for important conversations as we share in the life and work of …

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60th Diocesan Assembly Announced

BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] — With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Paul, the 60th Assembly of the Diocese of the Midwest will be held at our very own Archangel Michael Church, located in Broadview Heights in the Greater Cleveland Area of Ohio.  This year there will be a full, rich program extending the full …

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St. Louis Ministry Featured in Local News

ST. LOUIS, MO [DOM Communications] – FOCUS Gateway City was recently featured in the St. Louis local news for their ongoing efforts serving those in need. Priest Matthew McDonald, Acting Rector of St. Michael the Archangel Church, and director of FOCUS Gateway City, explained that the ministry not only offers meals, but clothing as well. “Every …

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Midwest Community Offers Blessing in Honor of the Great Prophet Elijah

OLMSTED FALLS, OH [DOM Communications] – Saint Innocent Orthodox Church in Olmsted Falls welcomed the local Fire Station on the feast of the Holy Prophet Elijah. During a brief service led by Priest Peter Simko, Acting Rector, and Protodeacon Michael Timko, intercessions were made for the health and safety of all emergency workers and civil …

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Office of Pastoral Life holds Fifth Clergy Peer Learning Synaxis

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, more than forty clergy from across the United States and Canada gathered together on Zoom for the fifth Clergy Peer Learning Synaxis. The Synaxis is organized by the Office of Pastoral Life, and hosted by His Grace Bishop Alexis.  Promoting clergy health and well-being is a dynamic goal …

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Diocesan Administration Meeting held at the Chancery

BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] – On Tuesday, July 06, under the chairmanship of Archbishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest, the third meeting of the Diocesan Administration took place at the Diocesan Chancery in Burbank, IL. The council includes: Archpriest Paul Jannakos, Chancellor, Archpriest Herman Kincaid, Secretary, Priest Alexander Koranda, Communications Director, Reader Philp Sokolov, …

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