Bishop +BENEDICT Visit and Ordination (photos)

Prayer, celebration, and song filled our little mission church with thanksgiving and joy on the Sunday after Nativity and leave-taking of the feast, as parishioner and seminarian Philip Gilbert, 23, received the orders of candlebearer, reader, cantor, and finally  subdeacon. The reception of these four orders, like a succession of steps on a staircase, are … More Bishop +BENEDICT Visit and Ordination (photos)

Enthronement of Bishop Benedict (photos)

On June 29, the feast of the Glorious Leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul, Bishop +Benedict (Aleksiychuk) was solemnly enthroned as the bishop of Saint Nicholas Eparchy at the cathedral in Chicago, IL. Patriarch +Sviatoslav celebrated festal Great Vespers with Litya on the eve of the feast, with several bishops concelebrating and a number … More Enthronement of Bishop Benedict (photos)