Orthodox faithful of Greater Chicago gathered at the Rosewood Restaurant and Banquets on May 10, 2012, to support the humanitarian work of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). The event was hosted by the IOCC Chicago Metropolitan Committee, a group representing local Orthodox parishes and dedicated to supporting the humanitarian work of IOCC and its mission to extend a hand to those in need around the world, without discrimination. The evening began with an invocation offered by His Grace, Bishop Matthias, Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the Midwest.
Archimandrite Alexander [Golitzin] consecrated Bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian diocese. Date: May 5, 2012
Bp. Matthias’s first Archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity, Parma, OH.