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DIOCESE OF CHICAGO AND MID-AMERICA: December 18, 2013
Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral Will Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Clerical Service of Protopriest Andre Papkov

On Thursday, December 19, 2013, the feast day of St Nicholas of Myra the Miracle-Worker, the fortieth anniversary of the clerical service of Protopriest Andre Papkov will be prayerfully celebrated at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Chicago, IL. Fr Andre was ordained by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky, +1985) of blessed memory to the diaconate on December 25, 1973.

The editors of the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia send their heartfelt congratulations along with the many other pastors and laypersons of the Russian Church Abroad, lifting our prayers to God that He grant Fr Andre strength, wisdom and many years, and that He continue to guide his labors in preserving and developing the spiritual lives of the flock entrusted to him!