This Week in the Life of Your Bishop

This Week in the Life of your Bishop, August 10th to August 17th   

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: August 10th to September 7th

Holy Assumption, Marblehead, OH, August 14th to 15th, Dormition Feast

Christ the Savior, Chicago, IL, August 16th, Patronal Feast Image Made w/o Hands

St John the Forerunner, Indianapolis, IN, August 21st to 23rd

Holy Resurrection, Fargo, ND, August 27th to August 31st (Taking the train)

Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Madison, IL, September 4th to 6th

Please keep in your prayers… Metropolitan Theodosius, Metropolitan Herman, Fr. Joseph Gibson (Stage 4 Prostate Cancer), Fr. Moses Berry (surgery amputated part of his leg due to long term diabetes), Fr. John and Margaret Zabinko, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Fr. Christopher Phillips, (knee surgery recovery), Fr. Gregory Grivna, Fr. Myron Manzuk, Deacon Paul Mitchell, Deacon Paul Gansle, Deacon Gregory Krutchek, Matushka Trudi Richter (knee surgery) Matushka Snezana Ruzic, 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 St. Joseph Church in Wheaton, on August 9th, Archbishop Paul awarded the Palitsa to Fr. Joseph Kopka, and the Kamilavka to Protodeacon John Coleman. “Axios!” to both of you.

Please Mark Your Calendars for:

Bishop’s Council, Monday, October 5th, at 1 PM, central time

Diocesan Council, Monday, October 5th, at 6 PM central time

Diocesan Assembly, Thursday, October 8th, 5 PM via Zoom or Go-to-My-Meeting

Diocesan and Bishop’s Councils, November 30th to December 2nd, Burbank, IL


SYOSSET, NY [DOM Communications] – In an effort to bring people closer together and to provide a stronger network of support, the office of Pastoral Life, of the Orthodox Church in America, is inviting the clergy wives of the Diocese of the Midwest to submit their contact information to create a proper database.

Clergy wives are asked to submit their contact information (even if they think it is already there) via this FORM. For more information about this ministry, click here, or email

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 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. Alex can be reached at:

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