This Week in the Life of Your Bishop

This Week in the Life of your Bishop, September 20th to September 27th  

Archbishop Paul’s Travel Schedule September 13th to October 25th

St. Peter the Aleut, Minot, ND, September 23rd to 27th

Episcopal Assembly, Washington DC, October 2nd to 6th

St. Mary Cathedral, Minneapolis, October 8th to 10th

  • Presentation of St. John of Chicago Cross to Fr. Myron Manzuk
  • Presentation of Clergy awards and Diocesan Grammotta

Diocesan Assembly, Broadview Hts., OH, October 11th to 13th

Holy Resurrection, Palatine, IL, October 16th and 17th

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration

Fall Session of Holy Synod, Cleveland, OH, October 19th to 23rd

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, October 23rd to 24th

Please keep in your prayers… Metropolitan Herman, Fr. Moses Berry, Fr. John and Margaret Zabinko, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Fr. Michael Kuzara, Matushka Virginia Lecko, Fr. Gregory Grivna, Deacon Paul Gansle, Deacon Peter Rentsch, Deacon Nicholas Denysenko and daughter Sophia, Matushka Trudi Richter and her daughters Michal, Sara, and Anika, Gregory Dank, Gabriel Jones, Marie, and Melinda.

On Sunday September 19th, during his visit to Holy Trinity in Parma, OH, Archbishop Paul presented a Synodal Grammotta to the Archpriest Alexander Garklavs to recognition of 40 years of priestly service to our Diocese and the Orthodox Church in America. “Many Years!” and “Axios!” to Fr. Alexander and Matushka Carol Garklavs.

If there are people who are known throughout the diocese that are in need of prayer, please inform +Paul.

At the Diocesan Assembly in October of this year, our Diocesan Treasurer, Rob Koncel announced that the option was now available to parishes to have their monthly proportional giving checks transacted through automatic deposit. Please contact Rob at to pursue this option.

Some parishes are still forwarding their monthly proportional giving checks to the old address on 927 La Salle Dr., please forward them to the current address of the Chancery at 5037 W 83rd St. Burbank, IL, 60459. Thank you.

Mark Your Calendars

Bishop’s Council/Diocesan Council, December 2nd to 3rd

  • At Ss Peter & Paul, Burr Ridge, IL

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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