His Eminence celebrated the Feast of Pentecost at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago.
On Saturday and Sunday May 19/20, His Eminence paid an Archpastoral Visit to St Demetrios Orthodox Church in Jackson, Michigan.
On Saturday His Emience blessed the new iconostasis and icons where recently installed in the church. His Eminence was joined at the blessing by His Eminence Archbishop NATHANIEL.
Also in attendance at the blessing were area clergy including Archimandrite Roman Braga with Mother Gabriella and the Sisters of Dormiton Monastery
The parish hosted an open house on Saturday at which Vladyak JOB gave a lecture on iconography.
On Sunday, at the Divine Liturgy, His Eminence, on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops, elevated parish rector, Fr Dusan Koprivica, to the rank of Archpriest.
In what has become an annual tradition, His Eminence visited Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, Albion, Michigan, to celebrate the parishes Patronal Feast.
His Eminence celebrated the feast together with parish clergy Fr Joshua Frigerio and Dn John Wesner, and visiting clergy Fr. Lawrence St. Elias, Battle Creek, Michigan (MP) Fr. Dusan Koprivica, St. Demetrious, Jackson, Michigan (OCA), Fr Michael Carney, St Herman of Alaska, Lake Odessa, Michigan (ROCOR), Fr. Dennis Hefner, St. James, Williamson, Michigan (AOC), Fr. Christopher Rozdilsky, St. Andrews, East Lansing, Michigan (MP) and Dn Thomas Keith, Holy Trinity, Chicago, Illinois (OCA).
On May 5 and 6 His Eminence paid a visit to Sts Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fr Thomas Mueller is the parish rector and also serves as the Dean of the Chicago Deanery.
Sts Cyril and Methodius is an inner city parish which has a very strong mission to Orthodox Christians of all backgrounds. This is evidenced by the six languages in which the Lord's Prayer is recited during the Divine Liturgy.