Fr. Alexander Koranda

Remembering Metropolitan Platon

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – April 20 marks the anniversary of the repose of His Eminence, Metropolitan Platon (Rozhdestvensky) in 1934.  He was the only hierarch to be head of the North American Church for two separate periods: 1907-14 and 1922-34.  He was also the first Primate to be granted the title “Metropolitan of All America …

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Lenten Meditations: Week Six

The Office of Communications of the Diocese of the Midwest is pleased to announce that we will be offering weekly reflections during this holy season by our Diocesan Chancellor, Archpriest Paul Jannakos. These brief meditations can provide an Orthodox Christian with assistance in seeking more time with God in silence and stillness.    SIXTH MONDAY …

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Lenten Meditations: Week Five

The Office of Communications of the Diocese of the Midwest is pleased to announce that we will be offering weekly reflections during this holy season by our Diocesan Chancellor, Archpriest Paul Jannakos. These brief meditations can provide an Orthodox Christian with assistance in seeking more time with God in silence and stillness.    FIFTH MONDAY …

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Remembering Archbishop John, the Guardian of the Tikhvin Icon

BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] – On this day, April 11, the Diocese of the Midwest solemnly remembers the falling asleep of Archbishop John (Garklavs), who was the hierarch of this diocese from 1957-1978. The following text was taken from a publication written for the dedication of a new center for the Chicago-Minneapolis Diocese in Hinsdale, …

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Lenten Meditations: Week Four

The Office of Communications of the Diocese of the Midwest is pleased to announce that we will be offering weekly reflections during this holy season by our Diocesan Chancellor, Archpriest Paul Jannakos. These brief meditations can provide an Orthodox Christian with assistance in seeking more time with God in silence and stillness.    FOURTH MONDAY …

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COVID-19 Vaccines Informational Document

BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] – A document regarding the COVID-19 vaccines was recently sent to the Assembly of Bishops focusing on how they work to prime the immune system to fight SARS-CoV2. An Affiliate Professional Association of the Assembly, namely the Orthodox Theological Society in America has prepared this document. Informational Document

Williams Bay Chapel Granted Mission Status

WILLIAMS BAY, WI [DOM Communications] – In a recent letter dated March 15, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Paul granted “mission status” to the Holy Theophany Chapel located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. “Therefore effective April 1, 2021, instead of Holy Theophany Chapel you are elevated to Holy Theophany Mission of the Diocese of the Midwest. The …

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Assembly of Bishops to Host PAN Orthodox Youth Gatherings with Hierarchs

New York, NY [DOM Communications] – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States announced that year 2021 is the “year of the youth” for the Orthodox Church in this country. Danielle Geeza, Chairperson Department of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of New York and New Jersey (OCA) recently reported, “we are excited …

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Kansas City Deanery Honors Archpriest Moses Berry

ASH GROVE, MO [DOM Communications] – The Kansas City Deanery of the Diocese of the Midwest recently honored one of the most beloved clergymen in the Diocese, Archpriest Moses Berry by donating an icon of St. Moses the Black to the three main theological seminaries of the Orthodox Church in America; St. Herman’s Seminary, St. …

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