In what has become an annual tradition, His Eminence visited Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, Albion, Michigan, to celebrate the parishes Patronal Feast.
His Eminence celebrated the feast together with parish clergy Fr Joshua Frigerio and Dn John Wesner, and visiting clergy Fr. Lawrence St. Elias, Battle Creek, Michigan (MP) Fr. Dusan Koprivica, St. Demetrious, Jackson, Michigan (OCA), Fr Michael Carney, St Herman of Alaska, Lake Odessa, Michigan (ROCOR), Fr. Dennis Hefner, St. James, Williamson, Michigan (AOC), Fr. Christopher Rozdilsky, St. Andrews, East Lansing, Michigan (MP) and Dn Thomas Keith, Holy Trinity, Chicago, Illinois (OCA).
On May 5 and 6 His Eminence paid a visit to Sts Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fr Thomas Mueller is the parish rector and also serves as the Dean of the Chicago Deanery.
Sts Cyril and Methodius is an inner city parish which has a very strong mission to Orthodox Christians of all backgrounds. This is evidenced by the six languages in which the Lord's Prayer is recited during the Divine Liturgy.
OCF Vocations Retreat, Chicago, Illinois