I am a lifelong Central Illinois resident and a parishioner of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Peoria. My wife's parents are immigrants from a small village outside Athens. My wife (Maria) and I have two young sons, Christian age 4 and Dimitrios age 3. I am also a member of Chicago Metropolitan Council.
The Metropolis of Chicago is extremely proud to share this outdoor Blessing of the Water Service.
This past Sunday Navy Lieutenant Commander Father David C. Hostetler, who calls Chicago his home, currently assigned Pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Chapel, US Marine Camp Foster on Okinawa, Japan, held the first ever outdoor Blessing of the Water Service in the East China Sea for United States military servicemen and their families.
During a phone call conversation he expressed his hope and desire that this important service for Orthodox Faithful brings a little comfort from home to the military servicemen and their families currently stationed so far away. His continued mission as he sees it is to make sure Orthodox parishioners serving our nation have the ability to fully participate in our Orthodox faith.
His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago and His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos are extremely proud of Father David Hostetler and the important work he does not only for the Orthodox Faithful but also for our nation as a whole. We all pray for the continuation of his Ministeries and for his and all our servicemen’s safety while in service of our nation.
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