With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, the spiritual father of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, the clergy of Chicago Deanery of the Church will gather at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL for the annual spiritual retreat/Deanery meeting with Vladyka Daniel presiding on March 22, 2019.
Beginning with the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts, the clergy of the Deanery will have the opportunity to pray with their bishop as well as to discuss the pastoral issues pertaining to the numerous parishes and missions of the UOC of the USA in the Mid-Western and Central USA as well as the new pastoral challenges and ministerial opportunities that have arises following the granting of the Tomos of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
Taking into consideration Vladyka Daniel’s role in the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the need for historical and pastoral witness of Ukrainian Orthodox Christians throughout the world, the clergy and lay representatives of the parishes shall reflect upon the role of the Church in modern society, truly reflecting the mission of the Church as it is defined by the Canon Law of the Holy Orthodox Church.
The clergy that will represent the parishes of the UOC of the USA and participate in the meeting of the Chicago Deanery of the UOC of the USA:
His Eminence Archbishop Daniel – Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA
Very Rev. Fr. Bohdan Kalynuyk – Dean of the Chicago Deanery and pastor of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Bensenville, IL
Very Rev. Fr. Ivan Lymar – pastor of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Chicago, IL
Very Rev. Fr. Raymond Sundland – pastor of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral, Hammond, IN
Very Rev. Fr. Vasyl Sendeha – pastor of Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Palos Park, IL
Rev. Fr. Walter Hvostik – pastor of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, WI
Rev. Fr. Silouan Rolando – pastor of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Goshen, IN
Rev. Fr. Gregory Jensen - pastor of the Mission community in Madison, WI
Protodeacon Andriy Fronchak – St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Chicago, IL
Deacon James Stickel – Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Goshen IN
Very Rev. Fr. Andriy Shelvakh and Rev. Fr. Mykola Dilendorf (leave of absence) – clergy of the Chicago Deanery of the UOC of the USA.