CHICAGO, IL [DOM] – The seminarians of the Diocese of the Midwest joined in the celebrations for the enthronement of His Grace Bishop Daniel of Chicago and the Midwest, who was enthroned on October 1, 2022 at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL.
The seven seminarians of the diocese, who study at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, respectively, where invited by their Diocesan Hierarch to partake in the services that were held throughout the weekend of September 30 through October 2 in Chicago. As previously reported, the Deans of both of these respected institutions, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, and Archpriest John Parker, were present throughout the weekend representing their seminaries.
“The presence of the seminarians at this event is significant,” said Bishop Daniel. “This event is a time to celebrate the Diocese and our students are a important part of the life of the diocese, and can inspire new vocations by their presence.”
“When we, as a diocese, are able to see the seminarians at events such as these, we are reminded about the important role that vocations play in the life of the Church. Additionally, it communicates our love and commitment to them during their time of training and preparation for future leadership roles in the diocese.”
The seminarians were included in various parts of the services throughout the weekend, and had a private dinner with Metropolitan Tikhon, Bishop Daniel, and other clergy in the Cathedral Dean’s apartment.