BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] – The 27th of December, the feast of St. Stephen the First Martyr, marks the anniversary of Archbishop Paul’s consecration to the holy episcopate. It was six years ago today, that His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, along with other hierarchs, clergy and faithful from all over the diocese gathered at Holy Trinity Cathedral for this joyous event in the life of the diocese.
Since that time, Archbishop Paul has worked tirelessly to serve the Diocese of the Midwest by traveling the eleven states in his territory, starting new ministries to unite the diocese, and giving special attention to fostering vocation. The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America also elevated him to rank of Archbishop in May of 2020.
On behalf of Archpriest John Zdniak, the diocesan staff, clergy and faithful of the Midwest; Axios and congratulations to our Archpastor. Many years.