Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Des Plaines, IL USA
Parish Chronicles of 2012

THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST 

Preparations for the feast - 01/01/12

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Eve of the Nativity - 01/06/12

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Divine Liturgy - 01/07/12

Photo: Liuba Kichikov

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FR TARASIY RECEIVES AWARD

On Sunday, January 8th during the Little Entrance, for his 12 years of humble service before the altar, Fr. Tarasiy Maksimtsev was awarded the right to wear a nabedrennik.  AXIOS!


CAROLERS GREET BISHOP PETER WITH THE FEAST OF NATIVITY

On Sunday, January 8th, following the Divine Liturgy, members of the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral choir greeted Bishop Peter at his residence with traditional Russian and Ukrainian Christmas carols.  Singing the first song on the steps of his residence, they were quickly welcomed in and sang several other numbers concluding with the troparion of the feast and His Grace invited all to stay for refreshments.  Shortly thereafter, a group of carolers from the Serbian Holy Resurrection Cathedral arrived and all were delighted by a second concert of traditional Serbian Christmas carols again concluded jointly by both choirs singing the troparion in the Serbian melody.  What a pleasure to see the joy of the feast expressed from multiple Orthodox traditions on  one day!

Bishop Peter holds reception for Russian and Serbian carolers - 01/08/12

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ORDINATION OF DEACON

On Sunday, January 15th, during the Divine Liturgy in the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral, Riasaphore Monk Timothy (Tadros) from Michigan City was elevated to sub-deacon and then later was ordained a Hierodeacon.  Fr. Timothy has been faithfully working for many years at St. George Church maintaining the 100 year old building and serving reader services.  Now, God willing, in two weeks, he will be ordained to the priesthood and the church will once again after many years have regular Divine Services.

Ordinate of new deacon - 01/15/12

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Parish "yolka" - 01/14/12

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Feast of Theophany - 01/19/12

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Russian WinterFest - 01/22/12

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FAMILY RETREAT

Family Retreat - 02/18/12

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BEGINNING OF GREAT LENT - THE RITE OF FORGIVENESS

FIRST SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT - THE TRIUMPH OF ORTHODOXY

The Rite of Orthodoxy - 03/04/12

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LENTEN PASTORAL CLERGY CONFERENCE

SCHOOL TRIP

On March 24th, the church school of St. Jonah of Manchuria visited the St. George the Great-Martyr Antiochian church in Berwyn.  A molieben service was held before the wonder-working icon of the Mother of God.  The children heard a brief history of the icon and were then invited to venerate it.

Church Work Day - 03/31/12

Thanks to all who participated in the most recent church work day in preparing the church and cleaning the yard for the upcoming joyous feast of feasts, the Resurrection of Christ!

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PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday - 04/08/12

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HOLY WEEK

Order of the Washing of the Feet - 04/12/12

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Holy Thursday - Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels - 04/12/12

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Vespers on Good Friday - Bringing out of the Shroud - 04/13/12

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Good Friday - Burial Service - 04/13/12

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Great & Holy Saturday - 04/14/12

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PASCHA OF THE LORD

Pascha of the Lord - 04/15/12

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Paschal Vespers - 04/15/12

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BRIGHT WEEK
On Friday of Bright Week, a combined Russian and Serbian cathedral choir sang the last Paschal Vespers.  This festal service was followed by a reception given by Bishop Peter in the parish hall to which the Brotherhood, Sisterhood, teachers and singers were invited.

SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN

Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women - 04/29/12

On the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, the Cathedral Sisterhood was honored on the day of their heavenly intercessors. Following the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, there was a Paschal procession around the cathedral. On this day, the Brotherhood of Sts. Joseph and Nicodemus which was also celebrating their name day, prepared a lunch and entertainment program for the sisterhood.

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HOLY PENTECOST

Day of the Holy Trinity - 06/03/12

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Feast of Transfiguration - 08/19/12

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Dormition of the Theotokos - 08/28/12

The Service of the Burial of the Mother of God

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PATRONAL FEAST DAY
To read more about the feast day of the cathedral, please go to the following page here


METROPOLITAN ILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK SERVES

On Sunday, October 28, Metropolitan Ilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department of External Church Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate served Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral.  Con-celebrating were Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk, who is the presiding bishop of the parishes belonging to the Moscow Patriarchate in the US, and Bishop Peter and several diocesan clergy members.  Accompanying Vladika Ilarion were Fr. John Behr, the rector of St. Vladimir's Seminary in New York.

Metropolitan Ilarion - 10/28/12

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FAMILY RETREAT

Family retreat - 12/01/12

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