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Welcome to the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest, part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of Toledo is led by His Grace Bishop Anthony and includes more than 45 churches and missions in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. 

 

Congratulations, Team St. Mary!

Father Mousa Haddad of St. Mary Orthodox Church of Palos Heights, IL writes:

It's a "Clean Sweep" at the Parish Life Conference in Grand Rapids, MI! We brought home the Bible Bowl and the Oratorical Trophies!

Team St. Mary had an incredible performance in Grand Rapids, MI, during the Midwest Diocese Parish Life Conference held from June 24-28, 2015.

On Thursday, St. Mary's Teen team won first place in the Bible Bowl Competition. Congratulations to the members of the team: Marlena Sweiss, Salena Ibrahim, and Matthew Ibrahim. Our team will represent the Midwest Diocese at the National Bible Bowl competition that will take place during the Archdiocesan Convention next month in Boston.

Bishop Anthony's Letter to Graduates

His Grace Bishop Anthony writes:

May 2015

Dear Graduates:

In the next few weeks, you will be experiencing a great milestone in your lives. As graduation approaches, we thank God for you and the accomplishments that have culminated in this great accomplishment. And as your parishes celebrate this entry into the next phase of your life, it is my joy to share in honoring your today. 

St. Paul told Timothy, who at the time was a very young man just out of his teens, to practice the traditions he has received from his mother and from the Church; and that the most important thing in his life was training in Godliness. For he said "Godliness profits in every way." We celebrate and are thankful for all of your heard work and for all of your accomplishments. But always keep in mind that your education and your dedication must be sealed with the consecration of the Holy Spirit, even as we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost.

Midwest Antiochian Women Release May 2015 Newsletter

Bishop Anthony with Diocese of Toledo Antiochian Women President Sheryl VanderWagenBishop Anthony with Diocese of Toledo Antiochian Women President Sheryl VanderWagenThe Torch Newsletter is the official publication of the Antiochian Women, Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest. The May 2015 issue is now available as a PDF. In the issue, President Sheryl VanderWagen notes, "At this writing we are rapidly approaching mid-Pentecost. This quote from Fr. Stephen Rogers, gives us direction for our contemplation in the coming days: 'How wondrous is God's love! How grand His purposes for those who love Him! He has immersed us in the streams of eternal life. The living water that flows from the cross through the Church to Heaven itself is given by God to sustain us and nourish us in the fullness of eternal life.' Let us contemplate on those living waters as we go about our daily lives. Let us continue to remember those who are under persecution throughout the world and let us pray that the living water will also sustain them against insurmountable odds."

Read the latest issue of The Torch here.

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