CHICAGO, IL [DOM] – A most festive commemoration of the Translation of the Relics of St. George the Great Martyr took place in Chicago on Thursday, November 3, 2022. St. George Cathedral, in Chicago Illinois, celebrated their heavenly patron by bringing together Orthodox Christians from all over Greater Chicago.
His Grace Bishop Daniel of Chicago and the Diocese of the Midwest, who presided over the Divine Liturgy, was greeted at the entrance of the cathedral. His Grace was greeted by Priest Nikolai Lochmatow, Mitered Archpriest Vladimir Kovalchuk (ROCOR), Archpriest Victor Trotskyy (ROCOR), Archpriest Tarasiy Maxim, Hieromonk Raphael (Tadros) (ROCOR), Priest Nikolaj Kostur (SerbianOC), Priest Alexander Koranda, Priest Jacob Van Sickle, Protodeacon Nicholas Drobot (ROCOR), Protodeacon Alexander Kichakov (ROCOR), Protodeacon Thomas Keith, and Deacon Paul Garklavs.
After the dismissal, His Grace offered remarks on the feast and martyrdom of the saint and welcomed the visiting clergy and those gathered for the feast. Bishop Daniel also presented a Diocesan Gramota to Valentin and Tatiana Skoryno for their seven decades of service to St. George Cathedral.
Fr. Nikolai welcomed Bishop Daniel and thanked him for his continual support for the community and presented with a historic liturgical book on behalf of the cathedral community. A festive meal was held in the parish hall for all continue the feast of the Great Martyr.