On May 17, 2008 His Eminence, Archbishop JOB, concelebrating with Diocesan Deans and Chicagoland clergy consecrated Christ the Savior Church located in downtown Chicago.
Founded on August 16, 1997, the parish's patronal feast, Christ the Savior is one of the many new communities within the diocese. The church building where Christ the Savior is now housed was once the property of the Apostolic Catholic Church, an offshoot of Anglicanism. The church and the three story residence was given to the diocese in 1996.
The administrative offices of the diocese are located directly behind the altar and the house serves as the Archbishop's residence, parish rectory and Diocesan Center.
The interior of Christ the Savior is adorned with iconography by Priest Theodore Yurevich and the iconostasis was fashioned by Mr. Ben Machnee.
During the Divine Liturgy His Eminence awarded the Kamilavka to Priest John Baker. Father John has served the needs of the faithful of Christ the Savior since 2004.
The choir of St. Tikhon Seminary, South Canaan, Pennsylvania, sang the liturgical responses and Archpriest Michael Dahulich, seminary dean, delivered the homily.
On 13 July His Eminence, Archbishop JOB visited St Luke Church in Palos Hills, Illinois on the occasion marking forty years of Archpriest Andrew Harrison's priesthood and to ordain to the priesthood Deacon Herman Kincaid.
On Sunday 27 July His Eminence, Archbishop JOB, celebrated the 70th Anniversary of St Panteleimon Orthodox Church in Summit, Illinois. Concelebrating with His Eminence were Rector Archpriest Myron Manzuk, past Rector Archpriest Sergei Garklavs and OCA Chancellor Archpriest Alexander Garklavs.
Saint Panteleimon Church was established in 1938 by Orthodox Christians of Slavic backgrounds living in the Summit area, who desired to have a local parish to facilitate a more regular and active church life.
Today Saint Panteleimon is a truly Pan-Orthodox parish, consisting of people from a variety of backgrounds.. Our membership covers a wide area of the South Side of Chicago, as well as the South-West and Western Suburbs. Despite being one of the smaller parishes in the Chicago Deanery, Saint Panteleimon is known for its warm, family atmosphere; dedication to parish life and Christian witness; and vital Orthodox worship and teaching.