Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/ 60 Send us your news! http://midwestdiocese.org/news_130422_1.html Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:29:24 -0400 <p>Deaneries and parishes of the Midwest Diocese are always invited to send news of their ministries, activities, photos and events for posting on our diocesan web site.&nbsp; Please send all resources directly to <a href="mailto:tocmed@hotmail.com">tocmed@hotmail.com</a> for posting.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_130422_1.html Minutes of 55th Diocesan Assembly now available http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161020_4.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>LANSING, IL [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; The 55th annual Assembly of the Diocese of the Midwest was held at Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church and hall here Tuesday, October 11, 2016.&nbsp; Chaired by His Grace, Bishop Paul, the Assembly reviewed and passed revised Uniform Parish By-Laws conforming to the Statute of the Orthodox Church in America.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161020_4.html Annunciation Mission, St. James, MO, announces third annual fall retreat October 29 http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161020_3.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://midwestdiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/2016-1029-saintjames.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>SAINT JAMES, MO [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Mission here will be hosting its third annual fall retreat on Saturday, October 29, 2016.&nbsp; The retreat theme &mdash; "Monks Amongst Us" &mdash; will be developed in two separate presentations by Hiermonk Alexii [Altschul] of Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete, Weatherby, MO.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161020_3.html Presentation on "Faith in Action" at Wayne State University October 20 http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161020_2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>DETROIT, MI [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; "Faith in Action" will be the topic of a presentation and discussion by Archpriest Paul Albert in the Romanian Room of Manoogian Hall at Wayne State University here at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016.&nbsp; "Our hope is to connect with Orthodox Christian students and provide outreach to potential enquirers," said Father Paul, who serves Detroit's Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161020_2.html St. Innocent Church, Olmsted Falls, OH to host program with Archpriest Alexander Rentel http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161020_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>OLMSTED FALLS, OH [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; Archpriest Dr. Alexander Rentel, Assistant Professor of Canon Law and Byzantine Studies at Saint Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY, will offer a lecture at Saint Innocent Church, Olmsted Falls, OH on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 1:00 until 4:30 p.m.&nbsp; Father Alexander's topic will be "Beholding the Beauty of the Lord: The Liturgy of the Orthodox Church."</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161020_1.html Bishop Paul visits Minneapolis' St. Mary's Cathedral, honors choir on 125th anniversary http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161012_1.html Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://midwestdiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2016/2016-1001-minneapolis1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; On Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1, 2016, His Grace, Bishop Paul visited Saint Mary's Cathedral here for the celebration of the parish's patronal feast day and the 125th anniversary of the cathedral choir.&nbsp; On Friday evening, the festal Vigil was celebrated.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161012_1.html In Memoriam: Protodeacon Alexis Washington http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161004_1.html Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>PHOENIX, AZ [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; Protodeacon Alexis Washington, who was attached to Saints Peter and Paul Church here, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, October 2, 2016 following a lengthy battle with cancer.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161004_1.html Vacancy at Saint Nicholas Church, Joliet, IL announced http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161003_2.html Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; A pastoral vacancy Saint Nicholas Church, Joliet, IL was announced recently by Archpriest John Zdinak, Chancellor of the Diocese of the Midwest of the Orthodox Church in America.&nbsp; His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest, has declared the parish vacant effective October 1, 2016.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161003_2.html Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Church, Cincinnati to host autumn retreat October 21-22 http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161003_1.html Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://midwestdiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/2016-1021-cincinnati-home.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CINCINNATI, OH [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; Priest Andrew Stephen Damick, Pastor of Saint Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, Emmaus, PA, will be the featured speaker at the autumn retreat sponsored by Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Church here Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, 2016.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_161003_1.html Metropolitan Detroit Orthodox Choir to present sixth annual benefit concert October 23 http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160927_1.html Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>DETROIT, MI [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit will perform its sixth annual benefit concert at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 707 E. Lafayette Blvd., in Detroit's Greektown district, on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.&nbsp; With the theme "Orthodox Hymns of Praise," the concert program will consist of hymns and liturgical songs from different Orthodox Christian traditions.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160927_1.html Bishop Mstislav of Tikhvin to visit Holy Trinity Cathedral for Feast of St. John of Chicago October 29-30 http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160926_3.html Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://midwestdiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2016/2016-0704-tikhvin1-home.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; His Grace, Bishop Mstislav of Tikhvin, Russia will join His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago at Holy Trinity Cathedral here October 29-30, 2016 for the celebration of the Feast of Saint John [Kochurov] of Chicago.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160926_3.html Dn. Jacob Van Sickle ordained to priesthood at Cleveland's St. Theodosius Cathedral http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160921_2.html Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://midwestdiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2016/2016-0911-cleveland.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CLEVELAND, OH [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; His Grace, Bishop Paul ordained Deacon Jacob Van Sickle to the Holy Priesthood at Saint Theodosius Cathedral here on Sunday, September 11, 2016.&nbsp; This year marks the cathedral's 120th anniversary.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160921_2.html Orthodox Detroit Outreach initiates 24/7 outdoor food pantry at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160921_1.html Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://midwestdiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2016/2016-0912-detroit-home.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>DETROIT, MI [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; Inspired in part by the example of Saint Maria Skobtsova of Paris, the patron saint of Orthodox Detroit Outreach ministries, a 24/7 outdoor food pantry has been established at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral here as a means of further expending the ministries' loving service to the parish's neighbors.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160921_1.html An Infant's Burial http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160622_1.html Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>Fr. Steven Kostoff, Rector of Christ the Savior / Holy Spirit Church, Cincinnati, OH, recently posted to his congregation some reflections on the burial of a newborn child. They speak eloquently to this tragic yet thoroughly Paschal event. We include portions of them here for their pastoral sensitivity and their illustration of the depths and power of the theological message expressed by the burial service.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160622_1.html In Memoriam: Child Anna Trent http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160621_1.html Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>DOWNERS GROVE, IL [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; Anna Trent, four-year-old granddaughter of Priest Zachariah Trent, Rector of Saint John the Forerunner Church, Indianapolis, IN, and daughter of James and Katie Trent, Downers Grove, IL, fell asleep in the Lord as a result of a swimming pool drowning accident on Sunday, June 19, 2016.&nbsp; The Funeral for a Child will be celebrated at Saint Joseph Church, 412 Crescent Street, Wheaton, IL at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 24.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160621_1.html Pan-Orthodox Akathistos services to be held in Chicago http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160407_1.html Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; The Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago will sponsor two Akathistos services on the evening of Tuesday, April 19, 2016.&nbsp; Both services will begin at 7:00 p.m.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160407_1.html Vacancy at Saint Peter the Aleut Church, Minot, ND, Announced http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160330_1.html Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://midwestdiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/2016/2016-0330-minot-home.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; A pastoral vacancy at Saint Peter the Aleut Church, Minot, ND was announced recently by His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest.</p></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160330_1.html In Memoriam: Jean M. Mueller http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160209_2.html Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <p>MILWAUKEE, WI [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; Jean M. Mueller [nee Lamboy], beloved mother of Archpriest Thomas Mueller, Dean of the Chicago Deanery and Rector of Saints Cyril and Methodius Church here and dear grandmother of Priest Elijah Mueller, Rector of Saint Makarios the Great Mission, Hyde Park-Chicago, IL, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the age of 101.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160209_2.html In Memoriam: Matushka Anna Labun http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160209_1.html Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications]&mdash; Matushka Anna Labun, 92, wife of the late Archpriest Jan Labun, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, February 8, 2016.&nbsp; A devoted member of Christ the Savior Church, Chicago, Matushka Anna is survived by three sons &mdash; Jan [Patricia], Vladimir [Carol], and Nicholas [Susan] &mdash; and seven grandchildren.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160209_1.html Fundraiser to provide motorbikes for Kenyan clergy reaches 225% of goal! http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160201_1.html Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; The fund drive to purchase motorbikes for Orthodox Christian clergy in Kenya, sponsored by the Diocese of the Midwest in partnership with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center [OCMC], realized donations of $22,538.00 &mdash; 225% of the initial $10,000.00 goal &mdash; through the end of January 2016.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160201_1.html Fr. Chad Hatfield to speak at Mission Team Chicago's March 10 benefit dinner http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160126_1.html Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <p>DES PLAINES, IL [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; Archpriest Dr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor/CEO of and Professor of Missiology at Saint Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY, will be the guest speaker at the annual benefit dinner for Mission Team Chicago at Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 2350 East Dempster Street, Des Plaines, IL on Thursday, March 10, 2016.&nbsp; Doors open at 6:30 p.m.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160126_1.html In Memoriam: Joshua Zdinak http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160123_1.html Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <p>CLEVELAND, OH [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; It is with hope in the Resurrection that we announce that Joshua Zdinak, 35, beloved son of Archpriest John Zdinak, Chancellor of the Diocese of the Midwest and Dean of Saint Theodosius Cathedral here, and Matushka Cynthia [Trivanovich] Zdinak, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday evening, January 20, 2016.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160123_1.html Bishop Paul expresses gratitude for 2015 "Support Our Seminarians" Appeal http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160114_1.html Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <p>CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] &mdash; His Grace, Bishop Paul wishes to express his deepest gratitude for the generous response of the parishes and faithful of the Diocese of the Midwest to the 2015 "Support Our Seminarians" Appeal initiated on "SOS Sunday," September 27.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_160114_1.html FORTIETH DAY MEMORIAL TO BE HELD IN ALL PARISHES http://midwestdiocese.org/news_100113_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial,sans-serif; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 13px;" class="Apple-style-span">CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - In a letter sent today to all clergy and parishes diocesan Chancellor, Archpriest John Zdinak announced plans for the celebration of the 40th day of the late Archbishop Job's falling asleep.<br /></span> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_100113_1.html MINNEAPOLIS DEANERY HOSTS 11TH ANNUAL SEMINARIAN FUND-RAISER http://midwestdiocese.org/news_100111_2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <font color="#800080" style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Communications] - On Sunday, January 10, the 11th annual Minneapolis Deanery fund-raising dinner in support of diocesan seminarians took place in Northeast Minneapolis. <br /></font> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_100111_2.html DIOCESE ANNOUNCES ARCHBISHOP JOB MEMORIAL MISSION TRIP http://midwestdiocese.org/news_100107_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 ROCHESTER HILLS, MI [MW Communications] - As a tribute to the newly departed Archbishop Job Mrs. Ruth Yavornitzky of St. Mark Church here has taken to organising a memorial mission trip to Project Mexico during the summer of 2011.  Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_100107_1.html MEMORY ETERNAL: HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP JOB http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091218_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - His Eminence JOB, Archbishop of Chicago and the Midwest unexpectedly fell asleep in the Lord today at 11.25am in Maumee, Ohio. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091218_1.html MEMORY ETERNAL: RESA ELLISON http://midwestdiocese.org/news_100103_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW / OCA Communications] -- Resa Ellison, choir director at Saint Mary Cathedral here, fell asleep in the Lord on the afternoon of Sunday, January 3, 2010 after a two month illness. <br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_100103_1.html DIOCESAN PARISH HEALTH MINISTRY PARTNERS WITH OCA DEPARTMENTS FOR PARISH MINISTRIES CONFERENCE IN CLEVELAND JUNE 27-30, 2010 http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091215_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CLEVELAND, OH [OCA] -- &quot;Equipping the Saints&quot; will be the theme of a parish ministries conference to be hosted by three Orthodox Church in America departments and the Diocese of the Midwest's Parish Health Ministry on the campus of Baldwin-Wallace College, just minutes from the Cleveland airport, June 27-30, 2010.<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091215_1.html DIOCESAN COUNCIL MEETS, MAKES INITIAL PREPARATIONS FOR EPISCOPAL SELECTION IN 2011 http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091207_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - The Diocesan Council met at Archangel Michael Church in Burbank IL, a southwestern suburb of Chicago, on Tuesday, December 1st for the last of its 2009 semi-annual meetings. Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091207_1.html PRAYERS REQUESTED AND FUND SET UP FOR CHOIR DIRECTOR OF MINNEAPOLIS' SAINT MARY CATHEDRAL http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091119_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Communications] - On Wednesday Nov. 4, Resa Ellison, choir director at St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, sang at Vespers but was beginning to feel sick. The next day she went to the doctor and was diagnosed with probable H1N1.  Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091119_1.html ARCHBISHOP JOB AND CHICAGO HIERARCHS SERVE PANAKHIDA FOR PATRIARCH PAVLE http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091118_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - On Tuesday, November 18 and at the invitation and request of His Eminence, Metropolitan Christopher of the Serbian Church of North and South America, His Eminence, Archbishop Job served a Panakhida Service for the for the repose of the soul of Patriarch Pavle of Serbia at Holy Resurrection Cathedral here. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091118_1.html SAINT NICHOLAS IN KENOSHA PROVIDES ALTERNATIVE HALLOWEEN http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091102_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 KENOSHA, WI [MW Communications] - Several young families with children gathered at St. Nicholas in Kenosha for Great Vespers on the evening of Saturday, October 31st to have a family-friendly alternative to the increasingly ghoulish festivities of All Hallows Eve.<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091102_1.html CHRIST THE SAVIOR CHICAGO HOLDS CLOTHING DRIVE FOR HOMELESS http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091002_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - Committed to helping those who are in need, the faithful of our parish held a clothing drive during the month of September for Pacific Garden Mission, a local homeless shelter. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_091002_1.html DIOCESAN STRATEGIC VISION PROGESS POSTED http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090916_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - At the 2008 Diocesan Assembly the importance of building a strong clear vision for the future of our Diocese was discussed. At it's January meeting the Diocesan Council picked up on that conversation and decided to proceed to begin building that vision.  Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090916_1.html SEVEN PARISHES RECEIVE PARISH HEALTH GRANTS http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090831_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - Archbishop JOB announced today the recipients of the Diocese’ Parish Health Grants for 2009. Seven parishes from the Deaneries will receive cash grants totaling just over $12000 for important projects that will impact the vibrancy of their parish life and in many cases the life of the entire diocese as well.<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090831_1.html SHADOWS OF THE MOTHERLAND: RUSSIAN ORTHODOXY IN DOWNSTATE ILLINOIS http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090825_2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 STRETOR, IL [Illinois Times] - The trained eye rarely misses them: three-barred crosses and primitive, colorful icons, occasionally spotted in roadside cemeteries and out-of-the-way chapels from Chicago to Carbondale. <br /><br />Click <a href="http://illinoistimes.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A10692">here</a> to read more<br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090825_2.html ST MARY'S CORNUCOPIA CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090825_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CORNUCOPIA, WI [MW Communications] - St Mary Orthodox Church in Cornucopia, Wisconsin has celebrated this summer its Centennial Anniversary through a number of events. Since the exact founding date of the parish is not clear the faithful have dedicated the entire summer to celebrating this most momentous event. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090825_1.html NEW CHICAGOLAND MALE CHOIR TO PRODUCE PARAKLISIS CD http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090821_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <div style="text-align: left;">CHICAGO, IL (MW Communications - In early summer of 2007 during the darkest days of the OCA Crisis, Archbishop Job undertook a personal project - the musical arrangement of the Paraklisis (supplicatory canon to the Most-holy Theotokos) in four-part harmony, employing the Carpatho-Rusyn Sacred Chant (Cerkovnoje Prostopinije). <br /> </div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090821_1.html UNIQUE MINISTRY OF URBAN PARISHES EXPLORED AT MIDWEST DIOCESAN SUMMIT http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090730_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CLEVELAND, OH [MW Communications] - The unique ministry of parishes in urban settings was the topic of a summit hosted by the Diocese of the Midwest at Saint Theodosius Cathedral here and Archangel Michael Church, Broadview Heights, OH July 16-17, 2009.<br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090730_1.html METROPOLITAN JONAH, ARCHBISHOP JOB VISIT SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH, WHEATON, ILLINOIS http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090728_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 WHEATON, IL [MW Communications] -- On Saturday, July 25, 2009, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, accompanied by His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Chicago, joined the clergy and faithful of Saint Joseph Church here for the celebration of Great Vespers for the seventh Sunday of Pentecost and the Feast of Saint Jacob Netsvetov. Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090728_1.html DIOCESAN SEMINARIAN LEADS IOCC TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090709_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 NEW ORLEANS, LA [MW Communications] - From June 28 - July 3, Father Joel Weir led and IOCC &quot;Volunteer in the Gulf&quot; group to New Orleans to assist in building homes for those persons affected by Hurricane Katrina. Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090709_1.html ROCHESTER HILLS YOUTH JOURNEY TO PROJECT MEXICO http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090707_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 TIJUANA, MEXICO [MW Communications] - By God’s grace, St. Mark Church, Rochester Hills, MI sent its first Mission Team to Project Mexico on June 23-30, 2009. Ninety five adults, college students, and high school students from across the U.S. descended on St. Innocent Orphanage that week. Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090707_1.html ARCHIMANDRITE MELCHIZEDEK CONSECRATED BISHOP OF PITTSBURGH http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090706_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 PITTSBURGH, PA [MW Communications] - Archimandrite Melchizedek (Pleska), a native of the Diocese of the Midwest, was consecrated as Bishop of Pittsburgh and the Diocese of Western Pennsylvania on June 20 at St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Allison Park PA. Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090706_1.html DIOCESAN SUMMER CAMPING SEASON OPENS JUNE 27 http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090625_2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - Children and teens from parishes across the Diocese of the Midwest will experience the joys of summer camp in the coming weeks.<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090625_2.html SAINT JOHN OF KRONSTADT CHOIR PARTICIPATS IN 'GATES OF REPENTANCE' CONCERT http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090625_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <br />LINCOLN, NE [MW Communications] - St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church of Lincoln, Nebraska recently had the opportunity to participate in an ecumenical concert with parishes from the local Roman Catholic diocese for the fourth year in a row. This event, called “Gates of Repentance,” first came together in March of 2006 when University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) student and Roman Catholic church musician Dr. Jennifer Donelson approached the local Roman Catholic and Orthodox leaders with the idea. Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090625_1.html SUMMER OCF BEGINS AT ST JOSEPH'S WHEATON, IL http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090612_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 WHEATON, IL [MW Communications] - An initial gathering for college students and young adults was held at St. Joseph Church here on Thursday, June 11.<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090612_1.html METROPLITAN JONAH PARTICIPATES IN OCMC DEDICATION http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090526_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 St Augustine, FL (OCN / MW Communications) - St. Augustine, FL – His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH together with several hundred Orthodox Christian faithful from throughout the country and as far away as Albania and Romania were in St. Augustine, Florida this past Sunday for dedication of the new Archbishop Anastasios and Archbishop Demetrios Missionary Training and Administrative Building of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090526_1.html Holy Trinty Cathedral Welcomes Vocal Ensemble from St. Petersburg http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090520_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] - Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral welcomes LYRA, a vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM.  LYRA will present a concert of liturgical and folk music at the cathedral, located at 1121 N. Leavitt Street in Chicago.  <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090520_1.html Holy Trinity Catheral Hosts Lecture on Orthodoxy and Motherhood http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090518_3.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 Chicago, IL (MW Communications) - On Saturday May 9, Holy Trinity Cathedral hosted Mrs Molly Sabourin, author of <a href="http://closetohome.ning.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Close to Home: One Orthodox mother's quest for patience, peace, and perseverance</span></a>, for a lecture and discussion on her recent book. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090518_3.html Chicago Deanery Opens New Chapel http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090518_2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 Lake Geneva, WI (MW Communications) -<br />With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Job, a chapel has been established at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to serve a growing number of faithful in the area and to be a place for worship for Orthodox Christians vacationing in the Lake Geneva area over the summer.<br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090518_2.html Archbishop Job Welcomes Metropolitan Jonah on First Visit to the Diocese http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090508_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <div style="text-align: justify;">MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Communications] - On Wednesday and Thursday, May 6/7, 2009, His Eminence, Archbishop Job and His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah presided at celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the repose of Saint Alexis (Toth) of Minneapolis and Wilkes-Barre. <br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090508_1.html St Joseph Church Celebrates Twenty Years http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090505_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 WHEATON, IL [MW Communications] - On Sunday, May 3, 2009, His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Chicago presided at the Divine Liturgy marking the 20th anniversary of St. Joseph Church, Wheaton, IL.<br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090505_1.html Church of Russia to host Metropolitan Jonah April 25-May 4 http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090425_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 SYOSSET, NY [OCA Communications] <em>--</em> At the invitation of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah will be the guest of the Church of Russia from April 25 through May 4, 2009. Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090425_1.html A Reflection on Easter and Ecology http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090421_2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 If Christ is not risen from the dead, then it is indeed &quot;biodegradability&quot; which has the last word about our life. Consumer products today are often sold in wrappers or containers marked &quot;recyclable&quot; or &quot;biodegradable&quot;. Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090421_2.html Archpastoral Paschal Message of His Eminence, Archbishop Job http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090415_2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 To the Esteemed Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful in the Diocese of the Midwest:<br /><br />Beloved in the Lord,<br /><br />Christ is Risen!<br /><br />It is a joy to greet all of you on this Feast of Feasts, the Great and Holy Pascha -- great, because it stands beyond time and space at the center of all things, of all that came before us and all that is yet to come; and holy, because by His ultimate victory, our most merciful Savior reveals the fullness of His holiness while making us holy, despite our sins and shortcomings, and leads us as partakers of His divine nature to His very Kingdom that, while yet to be fully revealed, is already fully present in the life of His Body, the Church!<br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090415_2.html A Liturgical Explanation of Holy Week by Father Alexander Schmemann http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090417_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY <br /> Friday: The Cross <br />  From the light of Holy Thursday we enter into the darkness of Friday, the day of Christ's Passion, Death and Burial. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090417_1.html A Liturgical Explanation of Holy Week by Father Alexander Schmemann http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090414_4.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <span style="font-weight: bold;"> Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: The End </span><br /><br />These three days, which the Church calls Great and Holy have within the liturgical development of the Holy Week a very definite purpose. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090414_4.html Diocesan Seminarian Ordained to the Holy Diaconate http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090414_2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CRESTWOOD, NY [SVS Communications] - Deacon Andrew Cuneo was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah during the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation at Three Hierarchs Chapel at St Vladimir's Semianary here. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090414_2.html St Vladimir's Seminary and OCA Diaconal Vocations Program announce third-annual summer liturgical practicum http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090414_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 CRESTWOOD, NY [SVS/OCA Communications] - Intense liturgical training is the focus of a 4-day program to be held June 14-17, 2009, on the campus of <a href="http://www.svots.edu">St. Vladimir’s Seminary</a>. <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090414_1.html Music Downloads for Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday Now Available http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090409_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 Music downloads for Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday now available.<br /><a href="http://midwestdiocese.org/files/MUSIC%20PDF/Dismissal_Lenten_MinorHarmony.pdf">&nbsp;</a><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090409_1.html St Mary's Cathedral to Celebrate Anniversary of the Repose of St Alexis http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090403_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://midwestdiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/headlines/St.-Alexis.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=200">Minneapolis, MN [OCA Communications] -<br />In May St Mary's Cathedral will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Repose of St Alexis (Toth). St Alexis is very dear to St Mary's, and of great significance to us and Orthodoxy in America as the pastor who guided this community into the Orthodox Church over one hundred years ago. <br /> </div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090403_1.html Follow news, events and schedule of the diocese on Twitter http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090324_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 Chicago, IL (MW Communications) - In an effort to communicate as best as possible with the faithful in the diocese the we have opened a Twitter page to which you can subscribe. Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090324_1.html Diocesan Clergy Convocation: Discerning and American Expression of Orthodoxy http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090320_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 Darien, IL. (MW Communications) - The annual Diocesan Clergy Convocation was held February 9 - 11, 2009 in suburban Chicago. The annual retreat provides an opprtunity for the clergy of the diocese to come together in fellowship and worship and to share their experiences while also talking about the health and future of the diocese. <br /><br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090320_1.html Chicago Deanery Hosts Domestic Violence Workshop http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090317_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <div style="text-align: justify;"><br /> </div><div style="text-align: justify;">PALATINE, IL. [MW Communications] - On Saturday, February 24, 2009, sixteen representatives from five Chicago Deanery churches met at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Palatine, IL, for a four-hour workshop on preventing and responding to domestic violence. <br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090317_1.html Diocese Represented at First Annual Sophia Institute Conference http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090305_3.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 New York, NY [MW Communications] - Union Theological Seminary, New York City was the site for the first annual Sophia Institute One Day Academic Conference held December 5, 2008. The conference title was “Women in the Orthodox Church: Past Roles—Future Paradigms. Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090305_3.html Registration now open for National Young Adult Pilgrimage to Russia http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090121_2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <div style="text-align: justify;">GARRISION, NY [GOA Young Adult Ministries] - Join other young adults from across the country in this unique spiritual and educational journey! Stroll down timeless roads and explore ancient locales of Russia , land of striking beauty, diversity, and magnificent capitals.  <br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090121_2.html 2009 Dzubay Scholarship Announced http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090121_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <div style="text-align: justify;">MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Communications] - On Sunday, December 21 at St Mary's Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, seminarian Nicholas Hubbard received a $5000 award from the Father John Dzubay Memorial Scholarship Committee for the 2009 academic year.<br /><br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_090121_1.html St Joseph's Raffles Church to Support Mission http://midwestdiocese.org/news_081230_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://midwestdiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/headlines/closeup.JPG&archive=0&final_h=158&final_w=180&percent=200">WHEATON, IL (MW Communications) - On Sunday, December 28, 2008, the parish feastday of St. Joseph Church here, Church school students raffled a gingerbread replica of their parish church and three rectories in their efforts to raise funds to further the growth of the newly planted St. Makarius the Great Mission community on the campus of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park.<br /> <br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_081230_1.html Archpastoral Nativity Message of His Eminence, Archbishop JOB http://midwestdiocese.org/news_081224_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <div style="text-align: center;">December 25, 2008<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Nativity of the Lord<br />No. 221<br /><br />ARCHPASTORAL LETTER<br /></div><br />To the Esteemed Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful in the Diocese of the Midwest:<br /><br /><span style="font-style: italic;">&quot;And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit Whom He has given us. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God&quot; </span><br style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;">[1 John 3:24b-4:3a].</span><br /> <br /> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_081224_1.html Minneaplis Cathedral Hosts Advent Retreat http://midwestdiocese.org/news_081218_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <font size="2" face="Arial">MINNEAPOLIS, MN  -  On a snowy St Nicholas Day, the annual St Mary's Cathedral Advent Retreat brought together over 50 people for a series of talks by Fr Thomas Soroka, pastor of St Nicholas Church in McKees Rocks, PA. </font> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_081218_1.html A Joyful Epistle http://midwestdiocese.org/news_081203_2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:11 -0400 <div style="text-align: center;"> December 3, 2008<br />Prophet Zephaniah<br />#200<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">A JOYFUL EPISTLE<br /><br style="font-weight: bold;" /></span><span style="font-weight: bold;">to the venerable Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Diocese of the Midwest</span><br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-style: italic;">“Continue earnestly in prayer, being </span><br style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;">vigilant in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2)</span><br /></div><br />My Beloved in the Lord, <br /><br />Glory to Jesus Christ!<br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">It is the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day, and after a joyful and peaceful Divine Liturgy my thoughts, in a stress-free, joyous sense of calm, run to pondering on the drama of the last few weeks emanating from an extraordinary 15th All American Council. <br /></div> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_081203_2.html Blood Drive at Chicago's Christ the Savior Church, Feb. 4 http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120111_1.html Fri, 09 Mar 2012 12:11:39 -0500 <center><a href="/files/events/2012/2012-chicago-blooddrive.pdf">click to download the flyer (pdf format)<br /><img width="581" height="764" border="2" src="/images/events/2012/2012-chicago-blooddrive.jpg" alt="Blood Drive at Chicago's Christ the Savior Church, Feb. 4" /></a></center> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120111_1.html New Gallery: 01-06-2012 Theophany at Holy Trinity Cathedral http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120112_3.html Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:13:30 -0400 On Thursday, January 6, 2012, His Grace Bishop Matthias, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest celebrated the Blessing of the Waters at Holy Trinity Cathedral.  Photos can be viewed <a href="http://www.midwestdiocese.org/photos/index.php?album=01-06-2012-theophany-at-the-cathedral">here.</a> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120112_3.html New Gallery: 12-25-2011 Nativity Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Cathedral http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120112_2.html Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:37:59 -0500 On Sunday, December 25, 2011, His Grace Bishop Matthias, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest celebrated Nativity Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL.  Photos can be viewed <a href="http://www.midwestdiocese.org/photos/index.php?album=12-25-2011-nativity-day-at-trinity-cathedral">here.</a> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120112_2.html New Gallery: 12-24-2011 Nativity Vigil at Holy Trinity Cathedral http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120112_1.html Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:37:59 -0500 On December 24, 2011, His Grace, Bishop Matthias, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest celebrated Nativity Vigil at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL.  Photos can be viewed <a href="http://www.midwestdiocese.org/photos/index.php?album=nativity-vigil-at-holy-trinity-cathedral-">here.</a> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120112_1.html New Gallery Posted: 01.08 Archpastoral Visit to Archangel Michael Church, Burbank, IL http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120109_2.html Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:37:59 -0500 <p>On Sunday, January 8, His Grace, Matthias, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest, served the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Archangel Michael Church in Burbank, IL. Click <a href="/photos/index.php?album=01-08-archpastoral-visit-to-archangel-michael-church-burbank-il">here</a> to view a gallery from the service.</p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120109_2.html 2012 http://midwestdiocese.org/news_121022_2.html Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:46:22 -0500 <p><a href="/files/ARCHPASTORAL%20LETTERS/101-PASCHA-MSG.pdf">Archpastoral Letter #101 - Pascha</a><br /><a href="/news_120601_1.html">Archpastoral letter - Pentecost</a><br /><a href="/files/ARCHPASTORAL%20LETTERS/147-ARCHPASTORAL-LETTER.pdf">Archpastoral Letter #147</a><br /><a href="/files/ARCHPASTORAL%20LETTERS/149-ARCHPASTORAL-LETTER.pdf">Archpastoral Letter #149</a></p> Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_121022_2.html February 3, 2012 - Pastoral Changes http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120213_1.html Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:53:11 -0400 The Very Reverend Archpriest Vladimir Berzonsky is released from his duties at Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH and granted Retirement, effective February 29, 2012. He is attached to Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH.&nbsp; <br /><br />The Very Reverend Archpriest Alexander Garkalvs is transferred from the omophorion of Metropolitan Jonah to the omophorion of Bishop Matthias of Chicago and attached to the Diocese of the Midwest. He is appointed Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH, effective March 1, 2012. Diocese of the Midwest http://midwestdiocese.org/news_120213_1.html