Members and friends of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America [FOCA] from around the country gathered at the Loews Hotel in suburban Rosemont, IL to celebrate the organization's 90th annual national convention July 22-25, 2016.
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Holy Trinity parish, Saint Paul, MN, celebrated its 100th anniversary the weekend of July 16 -17, 2016. The celebration opened with an unexpected blessing as before Vespers on Saturday, parishioner Mike Lotti presented the parish with a beautiful icon of the Mother of God from the Iviron Monastery on Mount Athos. In June, Mike and four pilgrims from Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN, had traveled to Mount Athos, where they selected the icon as a gift to Holy Trinity Church in honor of its centennial celebration.
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From July 4 through 12, 2016, His Grace, Bishop Paul was among the guests of the Russian Orthodox Church who celebrated the Feast of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God in Tikhvin and St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Fifty-four individuals representing parishes from five dioceses of the Orthodox Church in America, as well as the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, participated in the Small Parish Forum at Holy Assumption Church here July 14-16, 2016.
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His Grace, Bishop Paul joined the faithful of Saint Nicholas Church, Joliet, IL in honoring their beloved retired Pastor, Archpriest John Elias Kuchta, on the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on the Sunday of All Saints of North America, July 2-3, 2016.
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