Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/ 60 Feast Day of St. Jonah of Manchuria Parish http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_141023_1.html Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>With the blessing of Bishop Peter of Cleveland, Archbishop Gabriel (Chemodakov) of Montreal visited St. Jonah Orthodox Church in Spring, Texas on the eve of their patronal feast (October 19th). Vladika Gabriel was the bishop who blessed the founding of the parish, in 1998; and after 16 years, he was able to see how the parish he started has grown. The Liturgy was followed by a Cross Procession, and then a festive meal, which included a performance of the Houston Balalaika Society Orchestra.</p> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_141023_1.html Feast of Pokrov http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_141015_1.html Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_141015_1.html Feast Day at St. John's in Hiram http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_141011_2.html Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_141011_2.html St. Sergius Feast Day - 700th Anniversary of his Birth http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_141011_1.html Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_141011_1.html Diocesan Music Conference in Austin http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_140930_1.html Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_140930_1.html Milwaukee Sisterhood Holiday http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_140928_1.html Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_140928_1.html Feast Day at SS Sergius & Herman http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_140926_1.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p>On September 24 the parish of Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam in Atlantic Mine celebrated their patronal feast day. Parishioners, visitors from the local community and far away, and visiting clergy joined in this festive event. The divine services were celebrated in the newly beautified temple, with a new floor in altar, nave and narthex, which by Gods grace was finished the day before the feast. The vigil was celebrated the evening of the feast and was one of the last opportunities in the year to serve the Litia outside in the warm fall weather. The next morning Divine Liturgy was presided by the dean of Michigan V. Rev. Archpriest Gregory Joyce, and concelebrate by the rector of the parish Hieromonk Alexander (Reichert), Rev. <span style="font-size: 13px;">Antony Alekseyenko, rector of St. Panteleimon in Minneapolis, MN, Rev. Radomir Plavsic, rector of St. Vasilije in Chisholm, MN. </span></p> <div>The Divine Liturgy was followed by a cross procession and a festal trapeza. The food was graciously provided by parishioners and guests.</div> <div>Fr. Gregory in his homily pointed to the importance of the patronal feast day of a parish and in specific the importance to imitate the patron saints in their zeal for Christ. As to our knowledge the only temple outside of Russia that is dedicated to the heavenly saints of Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam, this community has a specific role to witness to their life and dedication to Christ.</div> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_140926_1.html Peroria Mission Moves to New Space http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_140923_1.html Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_140923_1.html Diocesan Clergyman Featured on Local Newscast http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_140921_1.html Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_140921_1.html