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Welcome to the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of Wichita is led by His Grace Bishop Basil and includes 51 churches and missions in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.


July 28 is St. Timon Sunday

His Grace Bishop Basil writes:

In a gesture of Christian love and support for Metropolitan SABA and his flock, the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America has committed itself to a Sister Diocese relationship with the venerable Archdiocese of Bosra, and many of our parishes and missions have come forward to be paired - or "twinned" - with congregations in Metropolitan SABA's Archdiocese in Sister Parish relationships. To call attention to this project, dubbed "The Hauran Connection," the Sunday nearest July 28th, the feast of St Timon, is observed annually as "St Timon Sunday" throughout our Diocese.

This year our annual "St Timon Sunday" will be Sunday, July 28th. On that day we ask our congregations to highlight all aspects of our Sister Diocese project.

Read His Grace's full letter.

2019 Paschal Greeting From His Grace Bishop Basil

Pascha 2019

When Thou hadst fallen asleep in the flesh, as one mortal, O King and Lord, Thou didst rise again on the third day, raising up Adam from corruption, and abolishing death: O Pascha of incorruption! O Salvation of the world! (The Exaposteilarion of Pascha)

To the Right Reverend, Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy, the Christ-loving Monastics, and the Faithful Laity of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America:

I embrace and greet you with a holy kiss in the Name of our Risen Saviour. Christ is risen! Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Al-masih qaam! Христос Воскресе! Hristos a înviat! Cristo ha resucitado!

Update on Parishes in the Midwest Flood Region

March 21, 2019

A brief flood update from His Grace Bishop Basil:

This is but a brief note to let you know that I have personally spoken with both Fr. Donald Hock ( of St. Mary in Omaha and Fr. Theodore Eklund ( of St. Vincent in Omaha. While there indeed is severe flooding throughout the metro Omaha region, neither of our church temples nor any residences of parishioners have sustained any flooding. Should I receive any updates I will certainly pass them along to you.

IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) is sending response teams to the area. You can keep up-to-date on these efforts by visiting the IOCC web site.

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