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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, February 19th to February 26th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: February 19th to March 19th

Holy Trinity, Chicago, February 19th, Canon of St. Andrew

Ss. Peter & Paul, Burr Ridge, February 20th, Canon of St. Andrew

Protection of the Virgin Mary, Merrillville, 6:30 PM, February 21st, Presanctified Liturgy

Christ the Savior, February 22nd, Canon of St. Andrew

St. Panteleimon, Summit, IL, February 23rd to 25th

Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers, Feb. 25th 6PM, Ss. Constantine & Helen, Palos Hills, IL

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, February 28th, Presanctified, 6:30 PM

Holy Assumption, Lublin, WI, March 2nd to 4th

St. Nicholas, Joliet, IL, Presanctified Liturgy, March 7th, 6:30 PM

Christ the Savior, Chicago, IL, Presanctified Liturgy, March 9th, 6:30 PM

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, Sunday of the Cross, March 10th to 11th

  • Ordination of Sub-deacon James Mullin to the Diaconate

Three Hierarchs Mission, Northfield, MINN, March 16th to 18th

Please keep in your prayers… Metropolitan Herman, Fr. Paul Lazor, Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. Demetri Vincent, Fr. John Jones, Fr. Michael Prevas, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Protodeacon Theodore Rose, Matushka Virginia Lecko, Matushka Carol Janeček, Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), Mother Victoria, 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

As we begin the Great Fast, I ask your forgiveness for my failing to lead by example in the areas of intercessory prayer, and soberness. Instead I give my self over to laziness and slothfulness. I am a couch potato and that behavior is sinful. You deserve better from me. Pray for me that the Lord will break through and conquer my self-will that rules my life at times. Asking your prayers, the unworthy Bishop Paul.

Parish rectors, and priests-in-charge you need to submit your yearly compliance report with the OCA’s Sexual Misconduct Guidelines for 2017 ASAP. This is important, and we need to have 100% compliance. You can download the report by clicking on this link:

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:


Holy Synod of Bishops issues Liturgical Instructions

Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit announces Sunday Lenten Vesper schedule

Lorain, Ohio parishes to celebrate Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy on First Sunday of Great Lent

Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan to sponsor talk on “Mary and the Orthodox Woman”

Message from Bishop Paul regarding recent school violence

Dr. David Ford to present lecture on marriage at Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral March 3

St. Vladimir’s Seminary to host open house for prospective students March 8

Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral to hold children’s Lenten retreat Saturday, March 24

Holy Dormition Monastery site of lenten women’s retreat March 16-18

Third edition of Fr. Steven Kostoff’s Divine Liturgy book now available online

Chicago area Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers announced

Updated Clergy Compensation Policy announced effective January 1, 2018

Metropolitan Tikhon’s Sanctity of Life Message now available

OCF to sponsor three Spring college student retreats in Midwest

Bishop Paul’s remarks at opening ceremony at March for Life Chicago

Bishop Paul, Orthodox Christian clergy and faithful participate in March for Life Chicago

Register now for June 2018 ISOCM Music Symposium in Minneapolis

Bishop Paul asks Midwest faithful to help sponsor Alaskan, Mexican AAC delegates

Vacancy for Associate Priest at Saint Joseph Church, Wheaton, IL announced

Vacancy at Saint Stephen the First Martyr Mission, Lima, OH announced

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