Fr. Alexander Koranda

17th Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum to be held July 15-19

SANTA ROSA, CA [OCA] – The 17th Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diaconal Vocations Program (DVP) will be held at Saint Seraphim of Sarov Cathedral, Santa Rosa, CA July 15-19, 2024. This year’s program once again will offer intense practical liturgical training for deacons and lay diaconal candidates.  Supper, prayer, and an …

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Archbishop John (Garklavs) Anniversary of Repose

CHICAGO, IL [DOM] – April 11 commemorates the falling asleep of His Eminence Archbishop John (Garkalvas). The Archbishop served the Diocese of the Midwest from 1957-1978, and is remembered for many of his great attributes, but also for his guardianship of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God. The late Archbishop will be remember …

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Save the Date: Eleventh Parish Development Forum to be Held in Broadview Hts. OH, July 9-11

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH [OCA] – The Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania, the Diocese of the Midwest, and the Bulgarian Diocese announced that the 2024 Parish Development Forum will be held at the Woodside Event Center at Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in the Cleveland suburb of Broadview Heights, OH. The Forum will begin at 1:30 PM Tuesday July 9 and conclude before noon on …

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Clergy Awards Announcement

CHICAGO, IL [DOM] – His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel of Chicago and the Midwest, has announced that the following Synodal and Diocesan awards have been bestowed upon the clergy of the diocese: SYNODAL AWARDS   Miter Archpriest Andrew Morbey Archpriest John Zdinak Jeweled Cross Archpriest Luke Nelson Palitza Archpriest Stephen Frase Archpriest Herman Kincaid Archpriest Philip …

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Seminarians Express Gratitude for Recent Scholarship Distribution

CHICAGO, IL [DOM] – The Diocese of the Midwest has a long standing practice of offering support to their seminarians. This has come by visits to the students and their families by the diocesan hierarch, and by fundraisers to offer them monetary support while they are focusing on their studies and formation. This effort continues …

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Diocesan Seminarian Ordained to the Priesthood

CHICAGO, IL [DOM] – On March 30, Soul Saturday, Deacon Peter Ries was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL. Fr. Peter is in his third year at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary studying for his Master of Divinity degree. His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of Chicago and the Midwest presided over …

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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 …

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Orthodoxy Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH [DOM] – On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 24,  over twenty priests and faithful from various jurisdictions gathered to celebrate the Restoration of the Holy Icons in the Church. With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel of Chicago and the Midwest, the oldest Orthodox parish in Ohio, St. Theodosius Cathedral, hosted the …

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Archbishop makes First Archpastoral Visit to Kokomo, Indiana

KOKOMO, IN [DOM] – The parish of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Kokomo, IN received its first episcopal visitation from  Archbishop Daniel of Chicago and the Midwest on the First Sunday of Lent, March 23–24. His Eminence was accompanied in this visit by Priest Esteban Vázquez, Diocesan Vice-Chancellor. In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of …

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Archbishop Daniel Leads Clean Week Services in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL [DOM] – During the first week of Great and Holy Lent, March 18–22, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of Chicago and the Midwest lead services at various diocesan communities in Chicago. On Clean Monday, His Eminence read the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete at the Diocesan Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral. Priest Alexander …

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