St. John of Chicago – 20 years as a glorified Saint event

30 October 2014
7:30pm
Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral (Chicago)
1121 N. Leavitt
Chicago, IL 60622

Vigil for St. John

31 October 2014
9:30am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
(same place as above)

1 November 2014
1:00pm Presentations on the life of St. John & St. Sebastian (Dabovich)
4:30pm Vigil
(same place as above)

2 November 2014
9:30am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
St. John Kochurov Dinner
(same place as above)

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St. John of Chicago (St. John Kochurov) was an early pioneer of Orthodoxy in the United States, serving as one of the first priests at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago (then called St. Vladimir’s Church) and establishing parishes in the midwest from Illinois to Oklahoma. (OCA.org biography)

After returning to Russia, Fr. John was one of the first priests martyred in the Bolshevik Revolution. In 1994, he was glorified as a saint in the Orthodox Church. In acknowledgement of the 20th anniversary of the glorification of Archpriest John Kochurov’s sainthood (December 4, 1994), Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral will host several events from October 30-November 2.

His Grace, Bishop ALEXANDER, will celebrate the vigil of the feast of St. John Kochurov on Thursday evening, October 30, as well as the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on the feast itself, Friday morning, October 31.

Bishop MATTHIAS will be in at the the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 2.

A presentation on the life of St. John will be given by Dr. Lisa Gassin on Saturday, November 1, as well as a short story on the life of St. Sebastian (Dabovich), a Serbian missionary contemporary of St. John. St. Sebastian was the founder of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church, originally located in Wicker Park.

St. John Kochurov, St. Sebastian Dabovich, and St. Tikhon in Fond du Lac in 1900 for the ordination of an Episcopalian bishop.

St. John Kochurov (10), St. Sebastian Dabovich (11), and Patriarch St. Tikhon (12) in Fond du Lac in 1900 for the ordination of an Anglican bishop.

A special dinner and entertainment by the Russian Folk Choir, Golosá is being prepared for Sunday, November 2.

Golosá is Chicago’s one and only Russian folk choir, founded in 1997 at the University of Chicago. The group sings sacred and secular Russian folk songs in a mixed-voice a capella ensemble, performing all year long throughout the Chicago area.

Tickets for the dinner are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 ages 13 to 19, 12 years and under are free. Please contact nyurschak@gmail.com for ticket reservations.

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