During the Lenten season, there are many more services offered. The Chicago Deanery of the Midwest Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America has a series of Sunday-night Vespers throughout this Lenten season. St. Nicholas Church in Kenosha will be hosting one of these services on April 14th at 6pm. The full schedule is as follows:
Lizzie Hrycyniak, a young woman who is a parishioner at St. Nicholas Church in Kenosha has embarked on her missionary trip with The World Race. She was featured in an article for Cosmopolitan magazine (Orthodox Life Wisconsin link here) and on September 24 was featured in the Religion section of The Kenosha News. (Article by Karen Mahoney.)
“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” — Mark 16:15
Lizzie Hrycyniak tries to live up to that verse.
She’s on the first leg of a nine-month journey in her life proclaiming and working for God in lands far, far away.
The 2016 Indian Trail High School graduate decided to take a gap year before attending college. She joined The World Race, a nine-month mission trip taking her to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Nepal and the Philippines. While on her mission she will spend time helping, teaching and preaching God’s love among diverse people.
She recently left Kenosha to spend months living out of a backpack and facing whatever challenges come her way.
It is long. It is far away. It is expensive, and it will be tough.
And she says she’s happier than she has ever been.
Sharing their faith
Hrycyniak, a light-hearted 18-year-old, is the only Orthodox Christian in a squad of 43 young men and women who joined The World Race: Gap Year, part of Adventures in Missions, an interdenominational organization.
“I love teaching my teammates about my faith while I can learn about theirs,” she said in an interview via Messenger from a McDonald’s in Costa Rica.
Lizzie Hrycyniak, a young parishioner at St. Nicholas Church in Kenosha, was just profiled in a feature of Cosmopolitan magazine highlighting the plans of ten high school students not planning on going to college immediately after high school graduation. The article can be found here: 10 Recent High School Grads on Why They Decided Not to Go to College. (She’s #8 on the list.)
6 March 2016
St. Nicholas Parish Hall
4304 17th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53140
Adults – $10, Children (ages 6-12) – $5, Children (5 & under) – free
St. Nicholas Church in Kenosha will be hosting a “Blini Dinner” with authentic Russian food. The menu includes kielbasa, blini (cheese-filled pancakes), kapusta (specially prepared cabbage), plus homemade desserts.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Pat Ciko at 847.875.7917.
As part of St. Nicholas’ celebration of the church’s patron saint, Nick Kasemeotes, gift officer for International Orthodox Christian Charities will be giving a brief talk about IOCC and a recent trip to the Middle East.