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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, June 18th to June 25th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: June 18th to July 16th

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, June 19th to 20th

  • Funeral services for Fr. Michael Prevas

St. John the Baptist, Warren, OH, June 22nd to 24th

  • Ordination of Sub deacon John Tutoki to the Diaconate
  • Elevation of Fr. Jonathan Cholcher to Archpriest

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, June 25th to 26th, Feast of Tikhvin Icon

Ss. Peter & Paul, Detroit, MI, June 29th, Liturgy at Ss. Peter & Paul

St. Mark Orthodox Church, Rochester, MI, June 29th to July 2nd

Visit to MYEOCA CAMP, Amery, WI, July 3rd to July 6th

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, St. Paul, MINN, July 6th to July 8th

Small Parish Forum, St. George Church Rossford, OH, July 12th to 14th

St. George Cathedral, Rossford, OH, July 14th to 15th

  • With the blessing of Archbishop Alexander +Paul to visit and serve at his former parish for the first time since he left in July of 2014

Please keep in your prayers… Metropolitan Herman, Fr. Paul Lazor, Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Fr. Ted Bobosh, Protodeacon Theodore Rose, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Matushka Carol Janeček, Matushka Tina Wilson (wife of Deacon Michael Wilson), Matushka Lisa Tucci, Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), 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

On June 16th the priest Michael Prevas fell asleep in the Lord. For many years Fr. Michael served the diocese in numerous capacities. He was the priest that received His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon into the Orthodox faith at Ss. Peter & Paul Church (before moving to Burr Ridge). All services will be at Holy Trinity Cathedral: Tuesday, June 19th visitation at 3 pm, Funeral service at 6 pm, Divine Liturgy and burial on Wednesday, June 20th starting at 9:30 AM. May Fr. Michael’s memory be eternal!

The website address for this year’s All American Council is: Please visit this site for updates as they become available. The Delegate Manual is now online to be reviewed with all of he details concerning the AAC.

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:


This Week in the Life of your Bishop

Diocesan Assembly: October 8-10, Lansing, IL

Upcoming Feasts of the Church

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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