Friday, July 13, 2018

Archbishop Peter Marks 15 Years of Episcopal Service

15 years ago, the feast of the Preeminent Apostles Peter & Paul, His Eminence Archbishop Peter was consecrated Bishop of Cleveland, Vicar of the Diocese of Chicago & Detroit at the Diocesan Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God in Des Plaines, IL. We ask the prayers of all the faithful of our diocese on this auspicious day for our spiritual leader – that the Merciful Lord may grant him many years of service in His Vineyard!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Peoria Russian Orthodox Church Set for Third Visit of the Ancient and Holy Kursk-Root Icon

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Peter of Chicago and Mid-America:

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, a mission parish in Peoria, Illinois USA of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (MP) enthusiastically welcomes our Orthodox Christian brothers and sisters along with our local community of Greater Peoria and the surrounding Central Illinois region to come and experience the grace of Jesus Christ, bestowed upon His mother, our most holy Lady and Ever Virgin Mary, in the presence of her ancient,  renowned, and wonderworking Kursk-Root Icon "of the Sign".  

We plan to greet our Holy Mother upon her arrival at our humble parish facility at 3701 N. Sheridan Road Unit C, Peoria, Illinois on March 1, 2018 at 5pm, with moleben prayers immediately followed by Vespers. 

At approximately 6:00 PM the Kursk-Root Icon will be available for public viewing, veneration and silent prayer.

At 8:45 PM we will close visitation with joint evening prayers, concluding at approximately 9:00 PM.

We are thankful to God and our Lord Jesus Christ for the honor and privilege to serve as host for this once-again historic event for both the area faithful and our neighbors and friends.  

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Glory to God!

Fr. Benjamin Bryant