The first Sunday of Great Lent every year commemorates the restoration of icons in the Churches in the year 847 after almost a century of controversy over their use in prayer and worship. Finally, the true teaching that the Word … Continue reading
This year, PTVM hosted the Northwest Indiana Orthodoxy churches for Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers. The first Sunday of Great Lent is designated every year as a celebration of the True Faith of Jesus Christ. It is traditional for Orthodox Churches … Continue reading
This month we welcomed three new members into Christ’s Holy Church. On January 5, we baptized Brian and Jeffrey Armstrong. On January 19, we baptized newborn Koen Seelig. Congratulations to these newly-enlisted warriors of Christ, their parents, and their Godparents!
St. Mary’s O-Club is hosting another Trivia Night fundraiser at our parish hall! 50% of proceeds will go to IOCC’s Hurricane Dorian Response Fund. The other 50% will support the O-Club’s local charitable giving.
October 1 was the annual celebration of the Protection of the Virgin Mary–our parish feast day. His Grace, our Bishop Paul drove down from Chicago to celebrate the festal services with us on Monday night and Tuesday morning. Both services … Continue reading
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On Saturday, July 27th, our parish family was blessed to celebrate the burning of our mortgage! Fr. Peter Bodnar, the beloved, retired priest who oversaw the building of the Church in 1999 returned to serve the Molieben of Thanksgiving with … Continue reading
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘He who believes will not be in haste.’” (Isaiah 28:16) Jesus said to them, … Continue reading
On Sunday, March 24, PTVM hosted the first Chicago Deanery Mission Vespers. The evening coincided with the eve of Annunciation, so we celebrated a Festal Vespers with Litya. His Grace Bishop Paul presided, and 16 area priests and 4 deacons … Continue reading