In mid-March 2017, His Grace, Bishop Paul received a letter from His Eminence, Archbishop Makarios of Kenya, formally thanking him and the Diocese of the Midwest for the donation of additional motorcycles for his clergy. As widely reported, it was in November 2015 that Bishop Paul had initiated a diocesan-wide drive to raise funds to purchase ten motorcycles for Orthodox Christian clergy ministering in Kenya, in partnership with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center [OCMC]. While the initial goal of the drive aimed at raising $10,000.00, the project resonated so well with diocesan parishes and faithful that over $31,000.00 was donated, making it possible to purchase some three dozen motorcycles. The clergy from two Kenyan dioceses were the recipients of motorcycles that had been delivered in 2016, while the most recent motorcycles will be used by clergy in the country’s third diocese.
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His Grace, Bishop Paul and a number of clergy and faithful were present as a reproduction of the Wonderworking Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God was enshrined in Holy Trinity Cathedral here on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The icon — brought from Russia by His Grace, Bishop Mstislav of Tikhvin, who also was present — was to have been placed in the cathedral during the celebration of the feast of Saint John Kochurov on October 29-30.
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The Feast of Saint John Kochurov was celebrated at Holy Trinity Cathedral on the last weekend of October 2016. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, joined His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago in welcoming Grace, Bishop Mstislav of Tikhvin, Russia, to the celebration. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, an Icon of the Synaxis of Saints of Holy Trinity Cathedral was blessed and carried in procession around the cathedral.
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His Grace, Bishop Paul ordained Deacon Jacob Van Sickle to the Holy Priesthood at Saint Theodosius Cathedral here on Sunday, September 11, 2016. This year marks the cathedral’s 120th anniversary.
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On Saturday August 27, 2016, the faithful of Saint Panteleimon Church here held their Second Annual Community Picnic and their first-ever Block Party. “The purpose of the picnic is an outreach tool to the community to share the love of Jesus Christ and to welcome them to the Church.”
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