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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, April 22nd to April 29th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: April 22nd to May 27th

Holy Trinity Cathedral, April 22nd to 29th

  • Holy Week, and Paschal Services

St. Joseph Orthodox Church, Wheaton, IL, May 3rd to 5th

  • 30th Anniversary Celebration

Holy Synod, Spring Session, Syosset, NY, May 6th to May 10th

Archangel Michael Church, Burbank, IL, May 11th to 12th

Annual Clergy Convocation, Darien, IL, at Carmelite Center May 13th to 15th

  • Dr. Nathan Jacobs is the retreat speaker for this year.

St. Nicholas, Kenosha, WI, May 17th to 19th

  • Ordination of Sub Deacon Jan Farrell to the Diaconate

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, May 25th to 26th

Bishop and Diocesan Council, at Christ the Savior, Chicago, IL May 23rd to 24th

Trip to Holy Land, Jerusalem, begins May 26th

Please keep in your prayers… Archbishop Nikon, Fr. Yves Babich, Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. John Matusiak, Fr. Emilian Hutnyan, Fr. John Jones, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Father Zechariah Trent, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Deacon Paul Mitchell, Matushka Barbara Kopka, Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), Thomas Hutnyan, and Theodore Geletka.

If there are people who are known throughout the diocese that are in need of prayer, please submit their names to Bishop Paul

Please mark down these dates on your calendars:

Annual Clergy Convocation: May 13th to 15th, at the Carmelite Center, Darien, IL. Dr. Nathan Jacobs will be our retreat speaker. The titles of his three talks he will give are:
Talk 1: “The Religiously Unaffiliated, or Nones: Who Are They and What Do They Believe?”
Talk 2: “Eastern Orthodox Advantages for Reaching the Nones”
Talk 3: “Practical Advice on Engaging the Nones and Assessing the Dones”

Diocesan Assembly: October 7th to 9th, at Archangel Michael, Broadview Hts, OH

If you are holding any special events or celebrating any special services, and would like to share this news with the diocese, contact Fr. John Matusiak to put the event on the diocesan web page. Gather what photos you have and send those to Fr. John along with some bullet points of facts concerning the event. That way he can do a brief write up of the event. Fr. John can be reached at:


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