CORNUCOPIA, WI [MW Communications] - St Mary Orthodox Church in Cornucopia, Wisconsin has celebrated thissummer 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.
The main event of the summer celebration was held on the weekend of
July 25/26 with Vespers and Divine Liturgy and an afternoon program and
banquet that saw more than 250 people in attendance. Orthodox faithful
from Lublin, Huron, Clayton and Minneapolis made the pilgrimage to
celebrate the anniversary. St Mary's Balalika Orchestra played at the
On Sunday August 23 the Centential Anniversary celebration
continued with Archbishop Job celebrating the Divine Liturgy together
with Archpriest Thaddeus Wojcik and Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak.
St Mary's Church is one of the oldest in the diocese having been
settled in 1909 by Eastern European immigrants who settled in Northern
Wisconsin because of the good farming conditions. St Mary's church is
home to the original iconostasis from St Vladimir's Church, the
forerunner parish to Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois.
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