On Monday June 25 parishes throughout the Diocese of the Midwest observed a day of prayer and fasting for the Orthodox Church in America. A number of communities within the Minneapolis deanery gathered together at Christ the Savior Mission in Anoka, MN to offer the Moblieben for the salvation of our church and the appeasing in it of discord and strife. The same service was also offered at the Deanery Cathedral, St Mary's.
SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Lorain, Ohio, in cooperation with the National Negro Business & Professional Women's Club of Lorain hosted a visited of Fr Moses Berry. The visit was held in conjunction with dedication services of the Underground Railroad Monument at the Black River Landings in downtown Lorain.
On Saturday and Sunday June 9/10, His Eminence visited Sts Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Lakewood, Ohio. The parish is celebrating this year their 90th Anniversary.
Archbishop JOB tonsured two readers and on behalf of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America raised Fr Ives Babich to the rank of Archpriest.
On Sunday June 3 His Eminence joined the faitful of Archangel Michael, St Luke, St Panteleimon and St Peter and St Paul for the Divine Liturgy and picnic in what has become the annual "Quad Parish" picnic.
His Eminence celebrated the Feast of Pentecost at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago.