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Fr. Steven Kostoff, Rector of Christ the Savior / Holy Spirit Church, Cincinnati, OH, recently posted to his congregation some reflections on the burial of a newborn child.  They speak eloquently to this tragic yet thoroughly Paschal event.  We include portions of them here for their pastoral sensitivity and their illustration of the depths and power of the theological message expressed by the burial service.  Read more…


DOWNERS GROVE, IL [MW Diocese Communications] — Anna Trent, four-year-old granddaughter of Priest Zachariah Trent, Rector of Saint John the Forerunner Church, Indianapolis, IN, and daughter of James and Katie Trent, Downers Grove, IL, fell asleep in the Lord as a result of a swimming pool drowning accident on Sunday, June 19, 2016.  The Funeral for a Child will be celebrated at Saint Joseph Church, 412 Crescent Street, Wheaton, IL at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 24.  Read more…


KANSASVILLE, WI [MW Diocese Communications] — The Midwest Diocese’s Saint Macrina Orthodox Institute will hold its Third Annual Conference at the new Saint Iakovos Retreat Center here August 12-13, 2016.  The theme of this year’s conference will be “Diakonia and the Liturgy of Good Works in the World.”  The talks will emphasize the broader understanding of diakonia as service which extends the depth and power of sacramental life into our interactions with the world, especially through the generosity and love shown through the good works of charity and ministry to those in need.  Read more…


CLEVELAND, OH [MW Diocese Communications] — Lawrence Moriak fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, June 17, 2016.  He was the beloved husband of Gladys Moriak and Mary Darus Moriak (both deceased); loving father of Bishop Matthias (Moriak) (Jeannette, deceased); dear grandfather of Rachel Moriak Sumner and Rev. Fr. Matthew Moriak; great grandfather of Jeannette, Qwen, and Levi Moriak; and Jude and Nadia Sumner; brother of Irene Kobelak (deceased) and Marion Kluchnik; dear uncle.  Read more…


BENTON, IL [MW Diocese Communications] — Priest Justin Foster, 73, fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  He was ordained into the priesthood by His Eminence, the late Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas at the South at Christ the Savior Cathedral, Miami, FL in 2002.  He served parishes in the Diocese of the South and the Diocese of the Midwest, including Saint James Mission, Port St. Lucie, FL; Holy Apostles Church, Bloomington-Normal, IL and the Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Church, Royalton, IL, from which he retired in 2015.  Read more…


CANTON, OH [MW Diocese Communications] — June 15 is the last day to take advantage of the discounted hotel rate for the third Small Parish Forum, slated to be held at Holy Assumption Church here July 14-16, 2016.  The discounted rate at the Canton Staybridge Suits is available by calling 330-966-6620 toll free — ask for the “Small Parish Forum group rate” — and on-line.  Read more…


LORAIN, OH [MW Diocese Communications] — Riasaphor Monk Vladimir [Poszywak], 70, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, May 29, 2016 after a brief illness.  Born in Lorain on December 5, 1945, the son of the late Walter J. and Katherine [Sarabacka] Poszywak, he retired as a certified machinist in 2000.  Earlier he had been employed at US Steel Lorain Works and had served in the US Air Force.  He was a 1996 graduate of the Saint Stephen Studies Program of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.  Read more…


OVERLAND PARK, KS [MW Diocese Communications] — Archpriest Gregory Dye, 84, who was attached to Holy Trinity Church here, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, May 13, 2016.  Born Hubert M. Dye, Jr. in Wichita, KS on March 22, 1932, the son of Hubert and Marion (Dillenbeck) Dye, he married the former Barbara Adams in 1967.  He graduated from the University of Kansas, where he served as President of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.  Read more…

 

 







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