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The '''Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America''' is a [[diocese]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]]. Its territory includes [[parish]]es and missions located in mid-United States of America. The diocesan chancery is located in Des Plaines, Illinois. The diocese was founded in 1954 by the [[Holy Synod|Council of Bishops]] of ROCOR as the Diocese of Chicago and Cleveland. In 1957, the Diocese of Detroit and Flint was merged with the Diocese of Chicago that then was renamed the Diocese of Chicago and Detroit, and in 2007 it was renamed the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America.
 
The '''Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America''' is a [[diocese]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]]. Its territory includes [[parish]]es and missions located in mid-United States of America. The diocesan chancery is located in Des Plaines, Illinois. The diocese was founded in 1954 by the [[Holy Synod|Council of Bishops]] of ROCOR as the Diocese of Chicago and Cleveland. In 1957, the Diocese of Detroit and Flint was merged with the Diocese of Chicago that then was renamed the Diocese of Chicago and Detroit, and in 2007 it was renamed the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America.
  
The first ruling hierarch of the diocese was Archbishop Gregory (Borisevitch). The diocese is currently under the leadership of His Eminence, the Most Reverend [[Alypy (Gramanovich) of Chicago|Archbishop Alypy (Gemanovich)]].  He succeeded to the position of ruling [[bishop]] in 1987 after the repose of Abp. Seraphim. On [[July 29]], 2003, Archimandrite [[Peter (Loukianoff) of Cleveland|Peter (Loukianoff)]] was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Bishop of Cleveland, [[vicar]] of the diocese, at the [[Cathedral]] of the Protection of the Mother of God in Des Plaines, Illinois.
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The first ruling hierarch of the diocese was Archbishop [[Gregory (Borishkevitch) of Chicago|Gregory (Borisevitch)]]. The diocese is currently under the leadership of His Eminence, the Most Reverend [[Alypy (Gramanovich) of Chicago|Archbishop Alypy (Gemanovich)]].  He succeeded to the position of ruling [[bishop]] in 1987 after the repose of Abp. Seraphim. On [[July 29]], 2003, Archimandrite [[Peter (Loukianoff) of Cleveland|Peter (Loukianoff)]] was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Bishop of Cleveland, [[vicar]] of the diocese, at the [[Cathedral]] of the Protection of the Mother of God in Des Plaines, Illinois.
  
 
==Ruling bishops==
 
==Ruling bishops==
*Alypy (Gemanovich) of Chicago and Detroit  1987 - present
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*[[Alypy (Gramanovich) of Chicago|Alypy (Gemanovich)]] of Chicago and Detroit  1987 - present
 
*[[Seraphim (Ivanov) of Chicago|Seraphim (Ivanov)]] of Chicago and Detroit  1957 - 1987
 
*[[Seraphim (Ivanov) of Chicago|Seraphim (Ivanov)]] of Chicago and Detroit  1957 - 1987
*Gregory (Borisevitch) of Chicago and Detroit  1957 - 1957
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*[[Gregory (Borishkevitch) of Chicago|Gregory (Borisevitch)]] of Chicago and Detroit  1957 - 1957
 
*Gregory (Borisevitch) of Chicago and Cleveland  1954 - 1957
 
*Gregory (Borisevitch) of Chicago and Cleveland  1954 - 1957
  
 
==Vicar bishops==
 
==Vicar bishops==
*Peter (Loukianoff) of Cleveland  2003 - present
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*[[Peter (Loukianoff) of Cleveland]] 2003 - present
*Alypy (Gemanovich) of Cleveland  1974 - 1987
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*[[Alypy (Gramanovich) of Chicago|Alypy (Gemanovich) of Cleveland]] 1974 - 1987
  
  

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The Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America is a diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Its territory includes parishes and missions located in mid-United States of America. The diocesan chancery is located in Des Plaines, Illinois. The diocese was founded in 1954 by the Council of Bishops of ROCOR as the Diocese of Chicago and Cleveland. In 1957, the Diocese of Detroit and Flint was merged with the Diocese of Chicago that then was renamed the Diocese of Chicago and Detroit, and in 2007 it was renamed the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America.

The first ruling hierarch of the diocese was Archbishop Gregory (Borisevitch). The diocese is currently under the leadership of His Eminence, the Most Reverend Archbishop Alypy (Gemanovich). He succeeded to the position of ruling bishop in 1987 after the repose of Abp. Seraphim. On July 29, 2003, Archimandrite Peter (Loukianoff) was consecrated Bishop of Cleveland, vicar of the diocese, at the Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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