Fr. Alexander Koranda

Diocese of the Midwest Launches Coronavirus Resource Page

BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] – In light of the most recent developments regarding the Corona Virus, the Diocese of the Midwest has set up a resource page to help clergy and faithful stay up to date with the latest protocols and information. In addition to helpful insights for communities, reflections will also be made available …

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St. Elizabeth Church, Chesterton, IN to sponsor lenten retreat April 4

Chesterton, IN [DOM Communications] — Saint Elizabeth Church will sponsor a retreat titled “Seek Peace and Peruse It” on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The retreat speakers will be Mr. John Maddex, CEO and founder of Ancient Faith Ministries, and his daughter, Mrs. Molly Sabourin, the co-founder of the ministry Filled With Less. The day will begin with …

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A Statement from His Grace, Bishop Paul on the Coronavirus

Beloved Faithful, We have entered the most profound season of Great Lent when we concern ourselves with repentance and good works.  During this sacred time, we look at every way in which we can draw closer to our loving Savior. This takes a great deal of attention. We are striving to simplify our diets and our …

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Reflections on Autocephaly: Protinica Michelle Jannakos

PART III I have been a part of the Orthodox Church in America for more than 35 years and have served in various parish, diocesan and national roles. Our autocephaly remains for me a great gift and a very positive, even necessary development for Orthodoxy in North America. I say this as a lay member …

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Bishop Paul Begins Great Lent at Diocesan Cathedral

CHICAGO, IL [DOM Communications] – On Forgiveness Sunday 2020, His Grace Bishop Paul celebrated divine services at the historic Diocesan Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral. The day began with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. His Grace delivered the homily, teaching that Great Lent is a “needed disruption in our lives.” He encouraged the faithful to take advantage …

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Midwest Diocesan Center Relocates

Burbank, IL [DOM Communications] – Thursday, February 27, marked the official move of the Diocesan Center from Chicago, IL to Burbank, IL. The diocesan offices are now located on the property of Archangel Michael Church in the south suburbs of Chicago. In addition to housing the diocesan offices, the property of Archangel Michael will serve …

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Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting Announces Scholarship

ASTORIA, NY [DOM Communications] – The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting offers up to two $1000 scholarships for 2020. The applicants are selected by demonstrating love of God and the Orthodox Christian Faith through service, scholarship, leadership, and practical citizenship in their Church, school, Scouting unit, and community, as the EOCS website explains. To be …

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New Martyrs Celebration in Chicago

DES PLAINS, IL [DOM Communications] – His Grace Bishop Paul took part in the name’s day celebration of His Eminence Archbishop Peter of Chicago and Mid-America (ROCOR) on Sunday, February 9. The celebration took place at the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral, the diocesan cathedral of the Mid-American diocese in commemoration of the Russian New Martyrs. …

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Bishop Paul Participates in Two Episcopal Consecrations

CHICAGO, IL [DOM Communications] – The Orthodox Church in America has consecrated two new bishops as a result of the 2019 Fall Session of  Holy Synod meetings. On January 25, His Grace Bishop Paul, participated in the consecration of Bishop Alexis (Trader) at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington D.C. The service was led by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon …

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Minneapolis Cathedral to host Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative

  MINNEAPOLIS, MN [DOM Communications] – St. Mary Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, Minnesota, hosts the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative Servant Leadership retreat on Saturday, February 29. The retreat, “Foundations of Servant Leadership and Creating Effective Ministry Teams,” will feature various Orthodox speakers providing principles and tools for clergy and laity that can make them more …

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