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The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

September 14, 2016 We rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received our reconciliation. (Romans 5:11)   To the Most…

Sep 13, 2016

Why Orthodox Christian families homeschool their children

As the school year is set in motion, many parents are questioning the public school system for their children. Is “teaching to the test” working? Is…

Sep 11, 2016

Memory Eternal, Remembering September 11

Fifteen years ago, more than 3,000 people were killed on September 11 in America’s attack by terrorists. Victims at the World Trade Center included…

Sep 11, 2016

Walk of Life 2016

On Labor Day weekend, with the blessing of Archbishop Peter, the ROCOR Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America held its second annual Walk of Life pilgrimage,…

Sep 10, 2016

Help Rebuild Ionian Village

NEW YORK – Following the initial news of destruction at the Ionian Village Camp facilities, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces today…

Sep 09, 2016

ISOCM SYMPOSIUM: “ORTHODOX LITURGICAL MUSIC: FINDING BEAUTY AND PRAYER IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD”

The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM), headed by Archpriest Ivan Moody, held a symposium entitled “Orthodox Liturgical Music:…

Sep 09, 2016

The Parish Stewardship Program: An Overview, Part III

MAIL ALONE IS NOT EFFECTIVE STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY Mailed communication should be considered only a small component of a comprehensive and effective parish…

Sep 09, 2016

Project Mexico Announces New Executive Director

Earlier this week, Project Mexico announced the appointment of James P. “JP” Andrews to the position of Executive Director. “JP, an attorney…

Sep 09, 2016

ORPR Russian Orthodox Youth Camp Held its 56th Season this Summer

ORPR Russian Orthodox Youth Camp, under the auspices of The Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, held its…

Sep 08, 2016

The Parish Stewardship Program: An Overview, Part II

AN INSPIRATIONAL BUDGET A budget is an expression of the vision of the parish – its priorities, concerns and plans for the future. Members who see a…

Sep 08, 2016

Clergy Gather to Celebrate Name Day and Retirement for Archbishop Alypy

On Monday, August 16/29 and Tuesday, August 17/30, 2016 clergy from throughout the diocese and throughout the United States gathered in Des Plaines/Chicago,…

Sep 07, 2016

The Parish Stewardship Program: An Overview, part I

STEWARDSHIP AND THE STEWARD Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life which acknowledges our responsibility before God. A primary goal of Stewardship…

Sep 07, 2016