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Banquet reservations still available for celebration of Feast of St. John of Chicago October 29-30

CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] — As previously announced, His Grace, Bishop Mstislav of Tikhvin, Russia will join His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and His Grace, Bishop Paul at Holy Trinity Cathedral here October 29-30, 2016 for the celebration of the Feast of Saint John [Kochurov] of Chicago.

According to Archpriest John Adamcio, cathedral Dean, Bishop Mstislav will arrive at Holy Trinity Cathedral at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, after which an Akathistos Hymn in honor of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God will be celebrated.  The Vigil will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m.  On Sunday, October 30, Metropolitan Tikhon and Bishops Paul and Mstislav will concelebrate the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. at the cathedral.

Tickets are still available for the post-Liturgy banquet, slated to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Pizano’s Restaurant, 2056 West Division Street, Chicago.  Donation for the banquet is $55.00 per person or $100.00 per couple.  A special children’s menu and pricing also are available.  Tickets may be ordered by calling Dennis Pelak at 847-602-2118.  Additional information, menu and related information may be accessed on Holy Trinity Cathedral’s web site.

During the celebration, Bishop Mstislav will present an exact reproduction of the Wonderworking Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God to the cathedral.  The original icon was ascribed to the hand of the Evangelist Luke and was enshrined in Jerusalem and later Constantinople before it appeared in northern Russia in the late 14th century.  The icon remained in Tikhvin’s Dormition Monastery until its closure and subsequent destruction by the Soviet authorities in the 1920s, after which it was taken to Latvia in the face of Nazi advances during World War II.  In 1949, His Grace, Bishop John [Garklavs] of Riga — later Archbishop of Chicago — brought the icon to the US, where for many years it was enshrined in Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral.  After Archbishop John’s death in 1982, his adopted son, Archpriest Sergei Garklavs, was the icon’s guardian until it was returned to the Tikhvin Monastery in 2004.  See related story.

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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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