His Grace, Bishop Paul and a number of clergy and faithful were present as a reproduction of the Wonderworking Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God was enshrined in Holy Trinity Cathedral here on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The icon — brought from Russia by His Grace, Bishop Mstislav of Tikhvin, who also was present — was to have been placed in the cathedral during the celebration of the feast of Saint John Kochurov on October 29-30.
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The Feast of Saint John Kochurov was celebrated at Holy Trinity Cathedral on the last weekend of October 2016. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, joined His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago in welcoming Grace, Bishop Mstislav of Tikhvin, Russia, to the celebration. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, an Icon of the Synaxis of Saints of Holy Trinity Cathedral was blessed and carried in procession around the cathedral.
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His Grace, Bishop Paul ordained Deacon Jacob Van Sickle to the Holy Priesthood at Saint Theodosius Cathedral here on Sunday, September 11, 2016. This year marks the cathedral’s 120th anniversary.
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On Saturday August 27, 2016, the faithful of Saint Panteleimon Church here held their Second Annual Community Picnic and their first-ever Block Party. “The purpose of the picnic is an outreach tool to the community to share the love of Jesus Christ and to welcome them to the Church.”
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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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