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Chicago's Holy Trinity Cathedral to celebrate Feast of Saint John of Chicago

CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications/Holy Trinity Cathedral] -- The clergy and faithful of historic Holy Trinity Cathedral here will commemorate the feast of the Priestmartyr John of Chicago and Tsarskoye Selo with the celebration of the Vigil on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., and the festal Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.
Saint John, whose surname was Kochurov, is remembered as the first clergy martyr of the Russian Revolution, having been put to death by revolutionary soldiers on October 31, 1917.  During his missionary work in America, he was instrumental in facilitating the establishment of many Orthodox parishes across the Midwest.  He also is well known for working closely with noted architect Louis H. Sullivan on the construction of Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral.  [Holy Trinity Cathedral is the only surviving house of worship designed by Sullivan.]  The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church canonized Saint John on December 4, 1994, together with his contemporary, Priestmartyr Alexander Hotovitzky of New York, and others during services in the Moscow Kremlin's Annunciation Cathedral, at which the late Patriarch Aleksy II of Moscow presided.
The clergy and members of Holy Trinity Cathedral invite the faithful to attend their annual "Saint John's Dinner" in the parish hall, 1121 North Leavitt Street, Chicago, following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 28.  The menu will include soup, roast beef with mashed potatoes and vegetables, beverage and a choice of  apple or pumpkin pie.  Tickets for the dinner are $20.00 for adults and $5.00 for those 7-14 years of age.  There is no charge for children ages six and under.  Please RSVP by contacting Nancy Yurschak at 773-282-3291 or  For more information or directions to the cathedral, please visit
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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
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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
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