The Feast of Pentecost at the Diocesan Cathedral

CHICAGO, IL [DOM Communications] – Services were solemnly observed at Holy Trinity Cathedral in commemoration of Pentecost, the cathedral’s altar feast. Starting Saturday, June 19, His Eminence Archbishop Paul served the All-night Vigil for the great feast. His Eminence was joined by Priest Alexander Koranda, Cathedral Dean, and Cathedral Protodeacon, Thomas. The next day, the Archbishop was greeted with the ringing of the bells and the faithful of the cathedral to begin the holy liturgy.


Vespers of Pentecost was served immediately after liturgy with the first kneeing prayers in over forty days. At the conclusion of vespers, a festive picnic took place on the cathedral grounds.

On Monday, June 21, His Eminence lead Divine Liturgy for the Second Day of Pentecost. Joining the Archbishop and his cathedral clergy were, Priest Jacob Van Sickle, Rector of Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Church in Merrillville, IN, and Priest Philip Maikkula, head of the St. Makarios Mission in Chicago, IL. Following divine services, all gathered in the parish hall for fellowship.

Holy Trinity Cathedral is in the midst of large restoration project preserving its historic temple. Those who are interested in supporting this important project are asked to donate here.

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