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Saint Alexis Toth, Saint John Kochurov, and Saint Tikhon the Confessor have all served on the present territory of the Diocese.

Saint Alexis Toth began his journey back to the Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and there served the Cathedral of the Holy Protection (Saint Mary’s).  Saint John Kuchurov served Saint Vladimir Church, Chicago, Illinois, and Three Hierarchs Church, Streator, Illinois. He was instrumental in the construction of the present Holy Trinity Cathedral, which was consecrated by Saint Tikhon. We seek to imitate their lives and we ask their intercessions before God.

Click the respective links below to learn more about the lives of the saints of the Midwest.

St. Alexis of Minneapolis (May 7)

St. John of Chicago (October 31)

St. Tikhon, Enlightener of North America (October 9 & November 18)

In addition, the Midwest enjoys the special protection of Our Lady of Tikhvin, who for 55 years was enshrined at Holy Trinity Cathedral and preserved from the persecutors of the Church. We fervently enreat her for the salvation of our souls.

The Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God (June 26)


Holy Synod of Bishops issues Liturgical Instructions

Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit announces Sunday Lenten Vesper schedule

Lorain, Ohio parishes to celebrate Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy on First Sunday of Great Lent

Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan to sponsor talk on “Mary and the Orthodox Woman”

Message from Bishop Paul regarding recent school violence

Dr. David Ford to present lecture on marriage at Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral March 3

St. Vladimir’s Seminary to host open house for prospective students March 8

Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral to hold children’s Lenten retreat Saturday, March 24

Holy Dormition Monastery site of lenten women’s retreat March 16-18

Third edition of Fr. Steven Kostoff’s Divine Liturgy book now available online

Chicago area Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers announced

Updated Clergy Compensation Policy announced effective January 1, 2018

Metropolitan Tikhon’s Sanctity of Life Message now available

OCF to sponsor three Spring college student retreats in Midwest

Bishop Paul’s remarks at opening ceremony at March for Life Chicago

Bishop Paul, Orthodox Christian clergy and faithful participate in March for Life Chicago

Register now for June 2018 ISOCM Music Symposium in Minneapolis

Bishop Paul asks Midwest faithful to help sponsor Alaskan, Mexican AAC delegates

Vacancy for Associate Priest at Saint Joseph Church, Wheaton, IL announced

Vacancy at Saint Stephen the First Martyr Mission, Lima, OH announced

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