On June 16/17, His Eminence paid an Archpastoral visit to St Elizabeth Orthodox Mission in Eagan, Minnesota.
During the Vespers service of Saturday evening His Eminence, on behalf of the Holy Syond of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, awarded Fr Andrew Jaye the Gold Cross. Also, at vespers, Archbishop JOB blessed Elijah Zitzloff, Khalid Khoury, Matthew Larionov, Jeremiah Zitzloff, Sasha Schtowchan, Micah Zitzloff and Martin Khoury to wear the Subdiaconal Orarion.
At the conclusion of the Vespers service ground was broken for the new home of St Elizabeth Mission. His Eminence, Clergy and faithful processed from the present worship space, a funeral home, to a newly acquired plot of land where ground was broken and a cross was planted in the place where the church will stand.
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.