This month marks 100 years from the tragic events that followed the February and October revolutions of 1917 in Russia. The abdication of Czar was remembered in March.
The upcoming centenary of sorrowful events will be marked by a series of reflections at the diocesan center at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Des Plaines, IL:
- On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 on the eve of the commemoration of the Great Martyr Dimitrius, at the conclusion of vespers and matins, a panikhida will be served to all who perished under the godless powers of the Bolshevik state.
- On Sunday, November 12, 2017 in the evening, a vigil to St. John Kochurov who labored for the spread of Orthodoxy, including here in Chicago, and who was one of the first clerics to be martyred on Oct 31 (old sytel) 1917 in Tsarskoe Syelo.
- On Sunday, November 19, 2017 following the Liturgy a concert entitled "The Space of Sorrow" will illustrate Russia's sorrowful journey from 1917 to our times.