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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, December 17th to December 25th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: December 17th to January 21st

St. Joseph Orthodox Church, Wheaton, IL, December 22nd to 23rd

Holy Trinity/Christ the Savior, Chicago, IL, December 24th to 25th, Nativity Services

  • Royal Hrs. / Vesperal Liturgy at Christ the Savior in Chicago, 8:30 AM, 12/24
  • Vigil at Holy Trinity, Chicago, at 6 PM, 12/24
  • Nativity Liturgy at Holy Trinity, Chicago, at 9:30 AM

St. George Cathedral, Chicago, IL, December 29th to 30th

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, January 5th to 6th, Theophany services

St. Gregory of Nyssa, Columbus, OH, January 9th and 10th, Patronal feast day

St. Panteleimon Church, Summit, IL, January 12th to 13th

Right to Life March, Downtown Chicago, IL, 2 PM, January 13th

Bishop Vacation time: January 14th to 18th

Holy Theophany Chapel, Lake Geneva, WI, January 19th

Christ the Savior, Chicago, IL, January 19th to 20th

Please keep in your prayers… Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. Ted Bobosh, Fr. Emilian Hutnyan, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Fr. William Bass, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Matushka Barbara Kopka, Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), Thomas Hutnyan, 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 December 16th and 17th, during his visit to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Church in Madison, IL, +Paul presented the Synodal Gold Cross award to the Fr. Nicholas Finley. He also presented Diocesan Grammotas to members of the local committee who organized and helped plan this past All-American Council in St. Louis. Axios! to all of you!

The policy document on the Proportional giving is now on the Diocesan Web Page as of December 1st (/downloads.html ). Rectors and Priests-in-Charge of parishes also received the policy via email. Please also read the letter from the Chancellor, Fr. John Zdinak about the proportional giving policy. It is available on the DOM website. If you have not received the policy or Fr. John’s letter, contact Philip Sokolov ASAP so he can send that information to you.

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:


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