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St. Joseph Church Welcomes Archbishop on Feast of St. Herman of Alaska

WHEATON, IL [DOM Communications] – On the weekend of August 08 and 09, His Eminence Archbishop Paul made an archpastoral visit to the community of St. Joseph Orthodox Church in Wheaton, IL, for the celebration of the Glorification of St Herman of Alaska. During the Little Entrance of the Divine …

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Festal Services led by Archbishop Paul at Diocesan Cathedral

CHICAGO, IL [DOM Communications] – “Thou wast transfigured on the mount O Christ, God!” the choir proclaimed as the great feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord was celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Paul in his historic Diocesan Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral. Offering the homily on this holy day, Archbishop Paul focused on the connection of this feast, our potential holiness, and connection of the crucifixion. “At the base, start …

OCN to Host “Parenting & Back to School” this Thursday

BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications/OCN] – On the great feast of Transfiguration, Thursday, August 6th “myOCN Community” will be hosting an online gathering at 7:00 pm (EST) with special guests Paula Marchman, Psychotherapist and Katie Wilson, Public School Teacher. The focus will primarily address parenting and returning back to school during these times from a faith perspective. Fr. Christopher Metropulos, Executive Director of OCN, will be offering a “Let’s Talk Live” …

St. Joseph Church Welcomes Archbishop on Feast of St. Herman of Alaska

WHEATON, IL [DOM Communications] – On the weekend of August 08 and 09, His Eminence Archbishop Paul made an archpastoral visit to the community of St. Joseph Orthodox Church in Wheaton, IL, for the celebration of the Glorification of St Herman of Alaska. During the Little Entrance of the Divine Liturgy, the Rector of St. Joseph Church, Archpriest Joseph Kopka, was awarded the Palitza in recognition of twenty years of …

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St. Joseph Church Welcomes Archbishop on Feast of St. Herman of Alaska

WHEATON, IL [DOM Communications] – On the weekend of August 08 and 09, His Eminence Archbishop Paul made an archpastoral visit to the community of St. Joseph Orthodox Church in Wheaton, IL, for the celebration of the Glorification of St Herman of Alaska. During the Little Entrance of the Divine Liturgy, the Rector of St. …

Reflections on the Canonizations of St. Herman of Alaska: Then and Now

It’s Personal: 50th Anniversary Reflection on St. Herman of Alaska On August 9, Orthodox Christians throughout the world celebrate the God-pleasing saint, Herman of Alaska. Orthodox Christians celebrate his memory, marvel at his great asceticism, and adore his humble and pious demeanor. These are appropriate reactions when thinking about St. Herman. However, for those Orthodox …

Diocese of the Midwest to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of St. Herman of Alaska

BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] – Sunday, August 9 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of the canonization of St. Herman of Alaska. His glorification took place with great anticipation and joy. St. Herman was the first to bring Orthodoxy to North America; and, his glorification was one of the first acts of the new autocephalous Orthodox Church …

Festal Services led by Archbishop Paul at Diocesan Cathedral

CHICAGO, IL [DOM Communications] – “Thou wast transfigured on the mount O Christ, God!” the choir proclaimed as the great feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord was celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Paul in his historic Diocesan Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral. Offering the homily on this holy day, Archbishop Paul focused on the connection …

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