This Week in the Life of Your Bishop

This Week in the Life of your Bishop, February 17th to February 24th                 

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: February 17th to March 16th                       

Holy Assumption, Lublin, WI February 21st to February 24th

Diocesan Move to Holy Archangel Michael Rectory, Burbank, IL, February 27th

Holy Trinity Cathedral, February 29th to March 1st

  • Sunday of Cheesefare, Forgiveness Sunday

Beginning of Great Lent, March 2nd

Canon of St. Andrew, March 2nd, 3rd, and 5th

  • Monday at St. Elizabeth in Chesterton
  • Tuesday at St Luke in Palos Hills
  • Thursday, at Christ the Savior in Chicago

St Panteleimon, Summit, IL, Wednesday March 4th, Presanctifed Liturgy

St. Andrew Orthodox Church, Maple Hts, OH, March 6th to the 8th

Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers, at St. John the Baptist, Campbell, OH, March 8th

St. Nicholas Church, Mogadore, OH, March 11th, Presanctified

St. Gregory Palamas Monastery, Perrysville, OH, March 9th to the 13th

St. Nicholas Church, Mentor, OH, March 14th

  • Ordination of Deacon Brian Crivella to the Priesthood

Archangel Michael, March 13th to 15th

  • Concelebration with Bishop Neofitos of Kenya
  • Presentation of Double Orarion to Deacon Daniel Kovalak


Please keep in your prayers… Fr. Joseph Gibson (Stage 4 Prostate Cancer), Fr. Moses Berry, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Fr. Christopher Phillips, (knee surgery), Fr. Gregory Grivna, Fr. Myron Manzuk, Fr. Philip Lashbrook, Fr. Benjamin Tucci, Fr. Stephen Frase, Deacon Nicholas Denysenko (shoulder surgery), Deacon Paul Mitchell, Deacon Paul Gansle, Deacon Gregory Krutchek, Matushka Snezana Ruzic, Matushka Jillian Rettig, Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), Theodore Geletka.

If there are people who are known throughout the diocese that are in need of prayer, please submit their names to Bishop Paul

During his visit to Ss. Peter & Paul in Lakewood, OH, Bishop Paul installed Fr. Yaroslav Strebelsky as Rector of the parish. Axios! Father to you and Matushka Helena.

Please Mark Your Calendars for:

50th Anniversary Deanery celebrations of our Autocephaly (All dates are Friday/Saturday)

  • Michigan Deanery: April 24 and 25, 2020
  • Minneapolis Deanery: May 8 and 9, 2020
  • Cleveland Deanery: June 12 and 13, 2020
  • Indianapolis Deanery: October 9 and 10, 2020
  • Kansas City Deanery: November 6 and 7, 2020.
  • There are groups from the OCA going to Alaska this summer for pilgrimage in light of the 50th Anniversary of Autocephaly. For more information, please contact Doug Burns at: 713-688-6793,, or at

2020 Clergy Convocation, Carmelite Center, Darien, IL, May 4th to 6th

  • Bishop Alexis Trader will be the retreat speaker

If you are holding any special events or celebrating any special services, and would like to share this news with the diocese, contact Fr. Alexander Koranda our new communications director to put the event on the diocesan web page. Gather what photos you have and send those to Fr. Alexander along with some bullet points of facts concerning the event. That way he can do a brief write up of the event. Fr. Alexander can be reached at:

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