Patriarchal Parishes / Administration
Very Rev. Archpriest Lawrence Bacik,
Galesburg, MI 49053-9511,
(269) 665-9313, FAX (269) 665 - 9548
ASSISTANT TO THE PASTOR: Rev. Deacon Gerasimos Brandow, 402 N. 4th
St. Sturgis, MI 49091-1168 (269) 659-4556 e-mail:
DEAN, CENTRAL STATES DEANERY: Very Rev. Archpriest Roman Star, 23300 W. Chicago, Redford, MI 48239, (313) 538-1142, cell (313) 319-0590, Fax (313) 538 8126, firstname.lastname@example.org
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Website - Official website of Moscow Patriarchate
Grace, the Right Reverend John, Bishop of Naro-Fominsk & Administrator of the
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA.
Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA
Regarding the pastor:
The priest by virtue of his canonical ordination and assignment, heads and administers the parish and exercises on its behalf the priestly duties, which consist in shepherding the parish entrusted to his care, directing its orderly life, preserving its unity and keeping it faithful to its divine purpose. He shall sanctify his parishioners through the administration of the sacraments and the performance of other prescribed services of worship. He shall also proclaim the Gospel and impart knowledge of the doctrines, traditions, canons and disciplines of the Church. Further, he shall guide the growth and progress of the parish in the Christian life through the performance of his pastoral duties. Priests are accountable to their respective bishop and will submit a report of their ministry to him at least annually.
Diptychs of Orthodox Christian Primates
To His Holiness, BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and
Ecumenical Patriarch: Many Years!
To His Beatitude, THEODOROS, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa: Many
To His Beatitude, IGNATIUS, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East: Many Years!
To His Beatitude, THEOPHILUS, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine:
To His Holiness, KIRILL, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia: Many Years!
To His Holiness, ILIA, Catholicos and Patriarch of All Georgia: Many Years!
To His Holiness, PAVLE, Patriarch of Serbia: Many Years!
To His Holiness, DANIEL, Patriarch of Romania: Many Years!
To His Holiness, MAXIM, Patriarch of Bulgaria: Many Years!
To His Beatitude, CHRYSOSTOMOS, Archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus:
To His Beatitude, IERONYMOS, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece: Many Years!
To His Beatitude, ANASTASIOS, Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania: Many Years!
To His Beatitude, SAWA, Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland: Many Years!
To His Beatitude KRYSTOF, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia: Many Years!
To His Beatitude, HERMAN, Archbishop of Washington and New York, Metropolitan of All
America and Canada: Many Years!
To all Orthodox Metropolitans, Archbishops, and Bishops: Many Years!
To all Orthodox Christians: Many Years!
The Chanting of the Dyptichs
According to the practice of the Orthodox Church in America
After the clergy (or choir) have sung the final Kontakion, the Archdeacon comes before the royal
Archdeacon: “Let us pray to the Lord”
Choir: “Lord, have mercy”
Metropolitan: “For holy art Thou, O our God…now and ever…”
Archdeacon: “O Lord, save the Pious!”
Choir: “O Lord, save the Pious!”
Archdeacon: “And hear us.”
Choir: “And hear us.”
The Archdeacon then chants the Dyptichs. After each commemoration, the choir repeats the
After the conclusion of the Dyptichs:
Archdeacon: “…and unto ages of ages!”
Choir: “Amen!” and then “Holy God…” in the usual manner at a Hierarchical