Official Announcements



Office of the Chancery
Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America, ROCOR

Prayer Request for George and Vera Ignatiev

April 25/May 8, 2017
Apostle Mark

On Sunday, April 24/May 7, 2017 George and Vera Ignatiev, in Canada for the celebration of a relative’s wedding, were involved in a major car accident. Both George and Vera have been hospitalized due to injuries suffered in the accident. Based on the medical opinions we have received the injuries are not life-threatening. However, His Eminence Archbishop Peter asks the prayers of the faithful of our diocese for these two exemplary Orthodox Christians. George and Vera have been instrumental in the execution of our annual ORPR Youth Camp for decades, and have helped the diocese in many other ways as well, both publicly and “behind the scenes”. Their work for the Church has not been for their glory, but rather for the glory of God. Their example is one that we should emulate in this regard. That all being said, now is not the time for accolades, but rather the time for prayer. Please remember the servants of God George and Vera in your prayers as they recover from their injuries, and that the Lord will quickly “...raise them up from their couch of sickness and from their bed of suffering healed and whole; [and] grant them to be well-pleasing unto [His] Church and to do [His] will.” (A Prayer for the Ailing, Holy Trinity Monastery, 1984)


Camp Application

Registration for the 2017 ORPR Camp session is now closed. 

Have questions?  Please email us at: for help or more information. 



Start of Camp Session: Saturday, July 1st

Family Weekend/Vladimirovo CelebrationSaturday, July 22nd - Sunday, July 23rd

Vladimirovo Program: Sunday, July 23rd

St. Vladimir's Day Celebration: Friday, July 28th

End of Camp Session: Saturday, July 29th


Thank you to all who have helped make the  2017 ORPR Camp Pan-Orthodox Ball possible

The Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America (ROCOR)
Rainbow Theatrical Costume Rental (Faina Reznik) - Costume Sponsor
Yeero Revolution - Bar Sponsor
Marina Orzhinska - Event Coordinator
Yulia Kuzmina - Costume Coordinator
Natalia Chernishova - Choreographer
Natalia Saveleyeva - Costume Fundraising Coordinator

All ORPR and youth group participants!
As well as their parents without
whom this would not be achievable!



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