Ukrainian Orthodox community in Chicago, across U.S. to mark church’s centennial

4 June 2018, 19:29 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of America is celebrating its centennial this year, and Chicago is one of the spots where there will be ceremonies, Chicago Sun Times informs.

There’s long been a sizable Ukrainian population in the Chicago region, with Ukrainian Americans belonging to various Eastern Orthodox and Catholic congregations, some in Ukrainian Village on the Near West Side.

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States has a cathedral in that area called St. Volodymyr, and Archbishop Daniel Zelinsky — who is based in New Jersey and lived in Chicago for years — is expected to visit this fall for a “centennial celebration.”

Zelinsky said there’s been “an influx” of Ukrainians coming to the United States since armed conflict erupted in 2014 between Russia and Ukraine over the Crimea region.

During an Easter service this year in Chicago, Zelinsky estimated that a quarter or so of those in the pews were relatively recent immigrants.

There are an estimated 5,000 members of the church in the Chicago region.

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  • Михаил | 17 June 2018, 21:47

    Вдумайтесь, без криков, истерик и "патриотизма". Кому предоставлять автокефалию? Единой Украинской церкви? А где она? Для начала её надо создать. А потом уже, даже не предоставлять

  • Mauricio | 16 June 2018, 04:47

    He is preparing to announce recognition of the one and only UOC. The so called UOC-MP will be just what it is : ROC. A parasite in Ukraine

  • mischa | 15 June 2018, 22:13

    Моливо якщо буде Божа Воля, то многостраждальна Україна отримає томос і стане канонічною об'єднаною православною країною. Божа любов переможе.

  • Jim Dietrich | 15 June 2018, 20:25

    Several years ago, the Orthodox Patriarchs of Constantinople, Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem met as a group and issued a joint declaration that Ukraine is NOT part of the canonical territory of

  • В. Ясеневий | 14 June 2018, 20:59

    "ЄНТО просто геполитика,-" це ніяке не пояснення, пане Агвінатус складної ситуації в нашій УКРАЇНІ. Це нгаду мені так зване пояснення : це просто вода і вона мокра...А звідки вона взялася

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