Catholicos Patriarch Consecrates Alter of Chicago Patriarchal Cathedral

His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos Patriarch has reconsecrated the altar of St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Chicago, following a number of recent renovations.

The consecration, which took place on 18 December 2011, the Fourth Sunday of Annunciation according to the ecclesiastical calendar, was succeeded by the offering of the Holy Qurbana by His Holiness.

The Cathedral was first purchased in 1980 and first consecrated by His Holiness in 1981.

Present during the consecration and Eucharistic Liturgy were: Archdeacon Shlemon Khazqiel, Archdeacon Aprim DeBaz, Archdeacon Qardagh Hakim, Chor-Bishop Paul Benjamin (St. George Cathedral Priest), Reverend Antwan Lachin (St. John Church Priest), Reverend Towar Andreyos, many deacons and thousands of faithful.

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