On Sunday July 9 His Eminence paid a Arch-Pastoral visit to St George Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois. During his visit he elevated Igumen Vladimir (Wendling) to the rank of Archimandrite. His Eminence made the visit on the occassion of Archimandrite Vladimir's last Sunday at St George before moving to New York to take the position of Secretary to the Metropolitan.
On July 8, 2006 the parish of Sts. Peter and Paul in Burr Ridge, Illinois received a new altar, which was consecrated by Archbishop JOB in a beautiful service.
The Sitka icon visits St. Joseph Church in Wheaton, IL