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2023 Church Anniversary

The memorial feast of our Patron Saint, St. Peter, and the 45th Parish Day was celebrated on July 1st & 2nd 2023. The event was blessed by the esteemed presence of Archbishop His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho, who also served as the chief celebrant, accompanied by priests from sister-churches joining in concelebration. The presence and prayers of all faithful graced this solemn occasion.

Lenten Service Project 4: Syria Turkey Relief (March 25, 2023)

Early February of 2023, the region in the middle of Turkey and Syria experienced a massive earthquake.  The estimated death toll from the earthquake surpassed 50000 people.  In the face of such calamity, as a church - we pray and we respond.  As part of that response, during the 2023 Lenten season, our parish designated Turkey/Syria earthquake relief as one of our Lenten service projects.   

Lenten Service Project 3: Furniture Assembly (March 18, 2023)

On March 18, 2023, the church members gathered at St. Peter’s to help build furniture for refugees and immigrants in need. We partnered with World relief Chicagoland, a global Christian organization that empowers local church to serve the most vulnerable. The members brought their own tools, an high spirits to build a 3-chest dresser from IKEA. We were able to make 10 dressers. The event provided an opportunity for all of us to serve our brothers and sisters to rebuild their lives in a new country.

Good Friday - A full day of meditation.

Syriac Orthodox faithful often gets challenged by the relevance of Good Friday Services in today's busy world. How can anyone attend a service for more than six hours, that too on a working/business day? An in-depth understanding of the Syriac Orthodox Good Friday liturgy gives a definite answer to this. When we understand the imagery and mystery in the service, we will find the service very beautiful and length truly justified.

The Vine and Branches

What is the job description of a vinedresser? The definition of vinedresser is “an agriculturalist who cultivates and prunes grapevines”. Pruning is one of the most important job of a vinedresser. A vinedresser is involved in daily pruning of grapevines, to help ensure that vineyard has a successful crop. Pruning is critical in the grape production system.