Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.
If you are looking for a parish to watch online, Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox church located in Des Plaines, Illinois, is one of the many parishes offering LIVE video streaming (TIME ZONE CONVERTER)
“The Cathedral is a prominent place of worship for all the Russian Orthodox Christians who live in Chicago and has as its goal the preservation of the spiritual traditions and the treasure of church services of ancient Russian Orthodoxy. Built in 1991 by the Russian Émigrés living in Chicagoland, the Cathedral is the vision of Archbishop Alypy who is also the iconographer and frescoer of the Cathedral. Today the cathedral is the center of the Chicago and Mid-American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.”
Their services are held in Old Church Slavonic and the Hierarchal Choir leads the flock in prayer.
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