Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/ 60 Christ is Risen! - Holy Week and Pascha around the Diocese (photoreport) http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160517_1.html Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.chicagodiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Pascha2015/HVPC/11102717_10204156271490233_5149064963838205900_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=100&final_w=150&percent=100"></div> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160517_1.html Hierarchical Visit on the 60th Anniversary of St. Panteleimon Church http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160512_1.html Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.chicagodiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2016/60th-anniversary-st-panteleimon/13173361_1149930988402448_5657880469993398569_o.jpg&archive=0&final_h=100&final_w=148&percent=100"></div> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160512_1.html Palm Sunday at the Diocesan Cathedral - photoreport http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160426_1.html Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.chicagodiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2016/Palm-Sunday-HVPC/IMGP2521.jpg&archive=0&final_h=100&final_w=213&percent=100"></div> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160426_1.html Houghton Church Receives 12 New Orthodox Christians on Lazarus Saturday http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160427_1.html Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.chicagodiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2016/houghton-baptisms/houghton-baptism1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=125&final_w=167&percent=100"></div> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160427_1.html Great Lenten Clergy Retreat of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160401_1.html Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.chicagodiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2016/Clergy-Great-Lenten-Retreat-2016/IMGP1672.jpg&archive=0&final_h=200&final_w=268&percent=100"></div> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160401_1.html Kursk-Root Icon to Visit Chicago and Mid-America Diocese http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160305_1.html Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.chicagodiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/326.jpg&archive=0&final_h=150&final_w=142&percent=100"><p>With the blessing of His Grace, Metropolitan Hilaron, the Kursk-Root Wonder-working icon of the Mother of God of the Sign (Znamenie) will be visiting the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America.</p></div> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160305_1.html Metropolitan Jonah Visits St. Vladimir Church http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160304_2.html Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.chicagodiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2016/AA/Met-Jonah-Visit/12804789_10156525128435265_2698299531644115111_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=150&final_w=232&percent=100"><p>Ann Arbor, MI &ndash; On February 27 &amp; February 28, 2016 His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah, led the Divine Services at St. Vladimir Church here.</p></div> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160304_2.html St. Herman Conference 2015 http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160125_1.html Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.chicagodiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2015/st-herman-siezd-/petrovsky-bp-moleben-sander.jpg&archive=0&final_h=200&final_w=200&percent=100"><p>The Youth Committee of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America recently held its annual St. Herman Youth conference near Dallas, Texas in cooperation with the local St. Nicholas parish. Begun with the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Peter, this annual event fosters friendships among Orthodox youth and provides them much-needed spiritual nourishment.</p></div> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_160125_1.html Statement on Recent Terrorist Acts http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_151120_1.html Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.chicagodiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/paris-attacks_0.jpg&archive=0&final_h=200&final_w=296&percent=100"><p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">Office of the Chancery</span></p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> Diocese of Chicago &amp; Mid-America, ROCOR</span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: x-large;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Statement on Recent Terrorist Acts</span></strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;"> 7/20 November, 2015 </span></p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Venerable Lazarus of Mt. Galesion</span> </span></p> <p><span style="color: #800000; font-family: georgia,palatino;"><em>For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (II Timothy 1:7)</em> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">In recent weeks there have been a spate of terrorist acts throughout the world: in the Sinai, in Beirut, in Paris, and elsewhere. Such barbarity causes us to pause, to think, and to assess the state of the world in which we live. Such a reaction is natural, and such reflection can be spiritually helpful. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Before we consider ourselves, however, we must first state unequivocally that it is the duty of a Christian to pray for those who have died &ndash; especially those who have died in such tragic consequences. </span></p> <p><span style="color: #800000; font-family: georgia,palatino;"><em>Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. (Matthew 5:44)</em> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Bishop Peter blesses the following text to be used by the faithful of the diocese in their private prayers:</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;"><strong> Give rest O Lord to the souls of the victims of terrorism, grant comfort to the grieving families, touch the hearts of the evildoers and turn them to good. Lord have mercy.</strong> </span></em></p> <p><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">War is a condition of the fallen state of mankind. In such circumstances the Church may have no choice but to support the lesser of two evils in order to protect the innocent. Terrorists call their murderous acts war &ndash; but it is nothing of the sort. Their evil actions do nothing but destabilize society and make it that much more difficult for the faithful to work out their salvation. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">All this being said, let us not seek personal revenge. Rather, let us pray for our civil authorities and put our trust in the Lord. If revenge is necessary, the Lord will take care for that: </span></p> <p><span style="color: #800000;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. (Romans 12:19) </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Let us turn to God, strive to trust God more, strive to love God more, and to place our lives into His hands. The Lord cares for our salvation even more than we do and loves us more than we love ourselves, and He gives us what is best to lead us to salvation. In times of crisis as in times in peace let us hope in the Lord. If we do so we will never be disappointed, but will always live in peace, even amongst brutality such as we have recently seen throughout the world. We call upon our flock to provide an example of a Christian life as taught to us by our Lord. </span></p> <p><span style="color: #800000;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)</span></em></span></p></div> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_151120_1.html Diocesan Council Meeting Dates for 2016-2018 Set http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_151020_2.html Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.chicagodiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Calendar2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=100&final_w=100&percent=100"><p>With the blessing of Bishop Peter of Cleveland, Administrator of the Diocese of Chicago &amp; Mid-America, the Diocesan Council will tentatively meet on the dates listed below. If these dates need to be amended, an announcement will be made on the diocesan web site. Those with issues that they wish to bring to the Diocesan Council's attention are asked to contact Priest Gregory Joyce, Secretary of the Diocesan Council at <a href="mailto:dcma.rocor@gmail.com">dcma.rocor@gmail.com</a>.</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">January 15, 2016</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">May 12, 2016</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">July 14, 2016</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">November 17, 2016</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">January 12, 2017</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">May 18, 2017</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">July 13, 2017</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">November 16, 2017</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">January 11, 2018</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">May 10, 2018</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">July 12, 2018</p> <p style="line-height: 110%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">November 8, 2018</p></div> Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America - Russian Church Outside of Russia http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_151020_2.html