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BURR RIDGE, IL [MW Communications] - The annual Diocesan Clergy Convocation begins today at the Carmelite Spiritual Retreat Center in Darien, IL. The convocation is an event which usually provides both spiritual refreshment and continuing pastoral education for the clergy. 

This year's convocation will see the presentation of the candidates for the Office of Bishop of the Diocese of Chicago and the Midwest. Each of the three candidates will address the assembly of clergy. The clergy will also have an opportunity for fellowship with the candidates. 

The Convocation schedule is as follows: 

Monday, August 23

3:30 p.m., Check-in/registration

5:30 p.m., Dinner

6:30 p.m., Session I with Candidate

Tuesday, August 24

8:30 a.m., Morning Prayers

9:30 a.m., Breakfast

10:30 a.m., SESSION II

12:30 p.m., Lunch

2:00 p.m., SESSION III

5:00 p.m., Dinner 

6:00 p.m., Vespers

7:00 p.m., Fellowship with Candidates

Wednesday August 25

7:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy (at SS Peter & Paul Church in Burr Ridge)

9:30 a.m., Breakfast

10:30 a.m. Address of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah

12:30 p.m. Lunch

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Upcoming Feasts of the Church

Polyeleos-rank Jun 19 - The Holy Apostle Jude the Brother of the Lord
Polyeleos-rank Jun 23 - Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God
Great Feast Jun 24 - Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John
Polyeleos-rank Jun 26 - Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God
Polyeleos-rank Jun 28 - Icon of the Mother of God, called The Three Hands; Polyeleos-rank Our Venerable Fathers Sergius and Herman, Wonder-workers of Valaam
Great Feast Jun 29 - The Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul
Polyeleos-rank Jul 2 - The Holy Hierarch John Maximovich, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco;
Polyeleos-rank Jul 3 - The Holy Hieromartyr Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow
Polyeleos-rank Jul 5 - Our Venerable Father Sergius, Abbot and Wonderworker of Radonezh
Polyeleos-rank Jul 6 - Our Venerable Father Athanasius of Mount Athos
Vigil-rank Jul 8 - The Sitka (Kazan) Icon of the Mother of God
Polyeleos-rank Jul 10 - The Deposition of the Robe of our Savior; Polyeleos-rank Our Venerable Father Anthony of the Kiev Caves
Polyeleos-rank Jul 11 - The Holy Equal of the Apostles Blessed Princess Olga
Polyeleos-rank Jul 12 - Icon of the Mother of God, called The Three Hands
Polyeleos-rank Jul 14 - Our Venerable Father Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain
Vigil-rank Jul 15 - The Holy Equal of the Apostles Great Prince Vladimir
Polyeleos-rank Jul 17 - New Royal Passion-bearers Tsar Nicholas and his family
Vigil-rank Jul 19 - Our Venerable Father Seraphim, Wonder-worker of Sarov
Vigil-rank Jul 20 - Holy and Glorious Prophet Elijah
Polyeleos-rank Jul 23 - Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God
Polyeleos-rank Jul 24 - Right-believing Russian Princes Boris and Gleb
Polyeleos-rank Jul 26 - The Righteous Priest Jacob Netsvetov, Enlightener of the Native Peoples of Alaska
Polyeleos-rank Jul 28 - Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God
Polyeleos-rank Jul 30 - The Holy Martyr John the Warrior


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