Fr. Alexander Koranda

St. John of Chicago Remembered by His Spiritual Children Over 118 Years Later

CHICAGO, IL [DOM Communications] – The faithful of the greater Chicago metropolitan area came together on the Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31, to celebrate the Hieromartyr John, at the very location that he built and labored for Christ. This annual solemn event, which the Orthodox Church in America celebrates every October 31, is …

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“Where Saints Have Walked” – National FOCA Youth Retreat

WILKES BARRE, PA [DOM Communications] – The National Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America will be hosting an upcoming event for youth entitled, “Where Saints Have Walked.” The retreat will be a virtual tour of St. Tikhon Orthodox Monastery, South Canaan, PA on Friday, November 26 from 1:00-4:00pm (EST). Archimandrite Sergius and the Monastery Brotherhood will …

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Diocesan Chancellor Addresses Clergy 2022 Cost of Living Adjustment

BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] — In a letter to parish Rectors and Parish Councils dated November 1, 2021, Archpriest Paul Jannakos, Chancellor of the Diocese of the Midwest, provides information with regard to the 2022 cost of living adjustment for diocesan priests. “This letter serves to inform all of our parishes that the Cost of …

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Stewards of the OCA Launch 2021 Annual Appeal

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon has directed that Sunday, November 14, 2021 be designated as Stewards of the OCA Sunday. On this Sunday, we ask each parish to help financially support the work of the Orthodox Church in America especially through its departments, offices, and boards by taking a special collection.   Read His …

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Diocesan Choir Ministry to hold event in Cleveland Deanery

MOGADORE, OH [DOM Communications] – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Mogadore, OH will be the site for church singers to gather for the upcoming Cleveland Deanery Choir Retreat. The St. Andrew of Crete Choir Ministry, the diocesan ministry for music, will be hosting a local event in the greater Cleveland area entitled, “Heaven and Earth.” …

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Virtual Meeting Set for Newly Established Orthodox Volunteer Corps

New York, NY [DOM Communications/ACOB) – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened in person for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in Washington, D.C. October 2-5 for its 10th Anniversary Meeting. During that meeting the hierarchs covered a wide range of topics, including, establishing …

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IOCC Makes it Easy to Donate Your Vehicle

BALTIMORE, MD [IOCC/DOM Communications] – In a recent email campaign, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), has announced a way to donate vehicles to help their charitable efforts. “Through our vehicle donation program, we’ve learned what really motivates vehicle donors to give, and the results show that every reason is a good reason to donate your …

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Blessing of the Newly Restored Diocesan Cathedral

CHICAGO, IL [DOM Communications] – Sunday, October 24, the 18 Sunday after Pentecost, His Eminence Archbishop Paul presided over the Divine Liturgy at his Diocesan Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral. Concelebrating with His Eminence was Archpriest Paul Jannakos, Chancellor, Priest Alexander Koranda, Cathedral Dean, Protodeacon Thomas Keith and Deacon Paul Garklavs. Also present was Hieromonk Alexis …

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“Part II” – Clergy Wives Retreat Set for October

BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] – October 30, is slated for the next national Clergy Wives Retreat. The topic for the retreat is titled, “The Stress of Ministry: Parts II,” which will continue the theme from the previous meeting. Priest Sean Levine is the main speaker for the event. One of the coordinators, Matushka Wendy Cwiklinski, …

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Diocesan Cathedral Seeks Choir Director

CHICAGO, IL [DOM Communications] — Holy Trinity Cathedral — a vibrant and growing parish in the city of Chicago — is seeking the services of a choir director. “Our liturgical life is at the very center of our parish life. By taking this seriously, we have witnessed continual growth through receiving converts and welcoming people …

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