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Bishop Paul Elevated to Archbishop by Holy Synod

SYOSSET, NY [DOM Communications] – The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America, on the Leavetaking of Pascha, elevated Bishop Paul to the rank of Archbishop. In a note to diocesan clergy, Archpriest John Zdinak, Chancellor of the Diocese of the Midwest, said, “effective immediately, all commemorations of the Diocesan Bishop should now be …

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St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Host Continuing Education Conference

SOUTH CANNAN, PA [DOM Communications] – The week following Holy Pentecost, June 8 through June 12, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, will host its annual “Continuing Education Conference”. This summer, the conference will take place on-line. ”While we far prefer the incarnational gathering, it is our hope that this on-line way might allow a wider …

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Parish Development Video Conference Call

PITTSBURGH, PA [DOM Communications] – The Parish Development Ministry Department for the Diocese of Western Pennsylvania will be hosting a monthly “Parish Development Video Conference Call” for any interested clergy and laity in the Dioceses of Western PA and the Midwest, as well as in the Bulgarian Diocese. The May meeting will focus on “Adventures …

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Clarification on Directives Related to Face Masks

Christ is risen! In my May 5, 2020 directives to the Diocese, I indicated it was mandatory to wear facemasks at all services except for clergy and singers.  Priests were to wear a facemask (or clear shield) at the distribution of communion and when the proskomedia is done. The directives of the Holy Synod state …

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Upcoming Diocesan Event Postponed

ANNOUNCEMENT: The following diocesan event has been postponed until further notice: Cleveland Deanery Autocephaly Celebration – June 12-13  The suspension of this activity is due to the current restrictions on public gatherings and as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the clergy and faithful involved. Updates on this event will be posted as …

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Diocesan Charity Partners with Donors to Help Fight Hunger

ST. PAUL, MN [DOM Communications] – After a successful first month of the “Monthly Matching Gift Challenge,” the Mother Maria of Paris Charitable Ministry and donors from around the diocese completed a second campaign. They raised $3,000 to assist FOCUS Minnesota in the purchase of a Beverage-Air Single Door Freezer. Vera Proctor, the director of …

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Diocesan Charitable Ministry Awards $2,500 Grant to Children in Detroit

DETROIT, MI [DOM Communications] – At the end of last year, the Mother Maria of Paris Charitable Ministry (MMCM) began a “monthly matching gift challenge” of $1,000 to support Orthodox ministries in Midwest America. This matching challenge would run for five months providing assistance of $2,000 to five different Orthodox ministries. The first of the …

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Sermon by Bishop Paul of Chicago on the Third Sunday of Pascha

CHICAGO, IL [DOM Communications] – On the third Sunday of Pascha, the Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of Myrrhbearing Women. His Grace Bishop Paul served Divine Liturgy at his diocesan cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral, and offered a homily following the gospel reading.

Bishop Paul Participates in Holy Synod Meeting

BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] – On Wednesday, April 29 and Friday, May 1, His Grace Bishop Paul participated in a virtual conference with the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America. During this meeting, the Synod focused on developing strategies for reopening parishes, following the guidelines of both federal and local government orders. A …

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