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)

New Icons (pictures)

The Royal Doors of our church are now adorned with beautiful new icons. Traditionally the center doors of the iconostasis have icons of the four evangelists and the Annunciation. Because our church did not have these icons,

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)